The holidays offer a time of reflection. At Peninsula Light Co., we’re driven by a sense of mission and purpose. Our team feels a strong connection to our community and our members because we live here too.
While storm season and outage response ramps up this time of year, we have several programs and services in place to help our members year-round.
We hope you will take advantage of MyMeter—our online application that empowers you to monitor and manage energy use conveniently through your smartphone or device. Another service we offer is PrePay, which is intended to help you budget monthly energy costs. PenLight members can pay for electricity before it’s used, then use the electricity until the credit expires. During the time paid for, you receive regular feedback on your balance. We also offer energy efficiency programs to save you money and energy. Email our energy specialist for our current options.
Our Project Help program helps financially vulnerable members pay their energy bills. By choosing to “round up” your energy bills to the next whole dollar amount, you can help others in our community. Through members’ generous donations the past several years, we have been able assist those in need. If you would like to participate in our Project Help program, please email PenLight for more information.
In addition to helping members save today, we’re focusing on the future. In our area, we’re seeing increased interest in renewable energy sources. Recent innovations and advances have led to significant cost decreases in renewable energy, making it more feasible and accessible. In recent years, PenLight has been able to adjust our fuel mix by incorporating more renewables. Today, 95% of our fuel mix is renewable energy sources—most of which is hydro.
You may have noticed our electric vehicle (EV) around town. We invested in an EV to promote greater understanding of electric vehicles and promote their use, especially given the focus on electrification of the transportation sector.
The most important investment we make is in our local youth. PenLight is proud to annually support schools, youth clubs, and sports, community organizations, and programs along with providing scholarships for local students.
At the heart of all of these programs is you, the members we proudly serve. PenLight is grateful for so many wonderful community partners and for the positive impact we can continue to make.