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Key Peninsula Summer Events

June 22 — Youth Mountain Biking Jamboree and Bike Rodeo 29 — Longbranch Bluegrass and BBQ Festival @ The Longbranch Improvement Club 29 & 30 — 22nd Annual Gig Harbor Garden Tour July 4 — Community Hot Dog Social August 2 — Cinema Under the Stars at Gateway Park: “Mary Poppins Returns” 9 — Cinema […]

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Slow Down and Move Over

With nicer weather and longer days comes the opportunity for more road and construction projects. Projects like these include improving roadways, installing traffic changes and maintaining or updating infrastructure. Due to the increased road activity these projects cause, it is a time for drivers to be alert and respectful to workers and crews. Linemen and […]

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Maritime Gig

The Maritime Gig Festival is an annual celebration of the community in which we live. It highlights rich history, traditions and economic vitality. The festival includes the Yo’ Ho’ Harbor Grande Parade, US Bank 5k Family Fun Run, Wheels on the Water Show, Blessing of the Fleet, music and entertainment, vendors and more! Peninsula Light […]

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Why Conservation?

Energy services are evolving. More utilities rely on energy efficiency, conservation and renewable energy—such as solar and wind—to meet future load growth. In addition, Washington state requires electric utilities to pursue cost-effective energy-efficiency measures in their service territories. PenLight has long been at the forefront of this effort. Thousands of members have participated in our […]

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PenLight Board Members Reelected

Peninsula Light Company has nine directors on its Board. Each year, three seats are up for election. This year, incumbents Signo Uddenberg and Spence Nordfors ran for reelection. Candidates selected by the Election Committee to run aside the incumbents were Jud Morris, Mackenzie Pinch, James Smalley and Rand Wilhelmsen. Any qualified candidate can apply for […]

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PenLight and Reliability

For more than a decade, our Board of Directors has outlined a capital plan to continue 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. The strategy was to replace overhead lines […]

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How Electric Reliability Is Measured

The reliability of a system is measured by the perceptions of those who use the system—our members—but the PenLight staff also baselines our performance by calculating indices based on industry standards (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers standard IEEE-1366). The standards provide equations for averaging how long each member was out of power and the […]

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Surrounded by Water

We are a water-centric community. While the Puget Sound provides an unparalleled recreational abundance of sea water, we cannot drink, cook, bathe or water our lawns with it. Quality of life in the peninsulas boils down to the continuous need for copious amounts of fresh, clean, healthy water. All of the water used on the […]

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PenLight Water Department Services and FAQs

Services Water Quality Testing Water quality is a real concern for our growing community as state and county agencies add new requirements for water testing. PenLight Water Services can provide a complete analysis of your water, identifying any possible microbial or chemical contaminants. If necessary, we can disinfect your water source and implement other water […]