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PenLight Board Members Reelected

Peninsula Light Co. has nine directors on its board. Each year, three seats are up for election. This year, incumbents Paul Alvestad, Nick Markovich and Debra Ross ran for re-election. Candidates selected by the Nominating Committee to run against incumbents were Glen Bertini, Dan Merkle and Lee Smith. Any qualified candidate can apply for consideration […]

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The City of Gig Harbor Reaps the Benefits of LED Lighting

Cities have reaped substantial savings as a result of retrofitting streetlights, in both energy and maintenance. With the assistance of PenLight, the city of Gig Harbor converted all 714 city-owned and maintained light fixtures that used metal halide or high pressure sodium lamps to new higher efficiency LED (light emitting diode) lamps. The conversion allowed […]

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PenLight and Reliability

For more than a decade, our board of directors outlined a capital plan to improve the reliability of our system. When our current CEO joined us, he took that plan to the next level, challenging the staff to strive for the first quartile of reliability (see article on previous page). The focus of that plan […]

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Comfort, Savings, and a Rebate

Replacing a worn-out forced air furnace Replacing their forced-air furnace was a big financial decision for Steve and Vicki Cully of Lakebay. Large, west-facing windows meant their house was hot in the summer and expensive to heat in the winter. After researching available options they decided on a ductless heating and cooling system, which in […]

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Keep your Summer Water Bills Low

Our area receives between 30 and 70 inches of rain a year. Unfortunately, rainfall is highest in the winter months when demand is low. It is the high summer demand that impacts water resources, both surface and ground water. Here are some tips to help you conserve your summer water use and keep your bills […]

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Annual Meeting Announcement

At PenLight, your vote matters. Each year, as part of a member-owned cooperative, you have the opportunity to vote in the Board of Directors election and attend the annual meeting, where the election results for three open seats are announced. PenLight is governed by our members, and those who are elected to the Board of […]

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4Questions4: Project Help

When people ask about Project Help, they inevitably ask why members need help with their electric bills. The answer is as varied as those who complete the paperwork and meet with us to ensure they qualify for this program. We have compiled FOUR important facts for you to know about Project Help and the people […]

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Scammers target PenLight members again

03/08/2018 Several phone scams are currently targeting Peninsula Light members in the Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula areas.  The display on your telephone will be “spoofed,” meaning that it will display PenLight’s name and phone number.  Protect yourself, be vigilant, and confirm with PenLight. Scam 1:  The caller impersonates PenLight, stating that the member’s account is delinquent […]