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2019-2020 Winter Lookback

What winter?! The weather across Western Washington has been relatively calm over the last few months of the 2019-2020 Winter season. Meteorologists define winter as December through February, and the season is now officially over. In Washington, it’s debatable whether it ever arrived. The New Year brought with it weather that was some of the […]

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The Commitment of an Electric Lineworker

Lineworker Appreciation Day is April 18 National studies consistently rank power line installers and repairers among the most dangerous jobs in the country, and for good reason. Laboring high in the air, wearing heavy equipment and working directly with high voltage creates the perfect storm of a dangerous and unforgiving profession. But electric lineworkers are […]

Diablo Lake is a reservoir in the North Cascade Mountains of northern Washington.
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Hydropower 101: Reservoirs, The Region’s Storage Battery

Just like animals in times of abundance gather and store food for the leaner months, hydropower operators store water during wet months in preparation for drier conditions. Though squirrels may opt for underground storage, hydropower operators store water behind hydroelectric dams in large pools called reservoirs. Not all dams have reservoirs. But the hydropower system […]

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PenLight’s Response to Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Order for the State Of Washington

In response to Governor Inslee’s executive order asking residents to “Stay home, stay safe.” Peninsula Light is making the following adjustments: Closure of the Drive-Through window Effective today, PenLight will also close our drive-through in order to protect our employees, reduce exposure, and support the Governor’s order. Temporary suspension of Water Test Kits/Sample Drop-off For the […]

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PenLight’s Meter Upgrade Project

Beginning this year, you will see Peninsula Light Co. employees in your neighborhood upgrading meters as part of our meter upgrade project. Existing meters are reaching the end of their life cycle and require replacement. Upgraded meters are equipped with modern technology and allow members easier access to energy usage information and provide better outage […]

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Hydropower 101: Snowpack, From Powder to Power

When you think of electricity being generated from hydroelectric dams, you might first picture rushing rivers that spin giant turbines. But the story actually begins on snowcapped mountains. Hydropower is the conversion of flowing water into electricity. Hydropower is a renewable energy source, meaning its fuel is replenished by nature, or more specifically in this […]

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PLC Team Meets Tessie!

Last year, PenLight held its first member-education workshop on electric vehicles. PenLight member Kit shared her positive experiences as an EV owner and answered questions about charging and maintaining her Tesla Model S. “Tessie” is Kit’s second Tesla. An early adopter of EVs, Kit put a deposit down for her first Tesla before the car […]

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Electric Vehicles and Bikes

At the direction of PenLight’s Board of Directors, PenLight is working to become our members’ trusted advisor on electrical vehicles and similar technology. PenLight members are taking advantage of myriad low-cost, reliable energy services. Jim and Vivian Bellamy from Vaughn shared their experiences with us. “We are so glad we bought an EV, and I […]