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January 2024

Topics include: Happy New Year from Puget Sound Energy!, Flex Smart+ by the numbers, Upcoming community workshops about PSE’s Bill Discount Rate program and other bill assistance programs, How to report dangerous trees or branches near PSE power lines and electrical equipment, PSE to build a 248 MW utility-scale wind project in Stillwater County, Montana, PSE provides $200,000 to local nonprofits for a warmer winter, A tranquil night at Bloedel Reserve.

February 2024

Topics include: This year we continue to improve electric reliability and help customers shift when they use energy, PSE’s EV home charger rebate coming soon, How a looped transmission system will improve reliability on Bainbridge Island, Trimming and removing trees for safe, reliable power on Bainbridge Island, Help us reduce strain on the grid this winter by conserving and shifting your energy use, PSE awarded more than $780,000 in solar installation grants to local organizations and tribes, PSE and the Confederated Tribes of Colville Reservation renewed clean energy contract.

March 2024

Topics include: Installing different equipment at the Murden Cove Substation to meet our customers’ energy needs, Reliability upgrades along NE Hidden Cove Road now complete, Protect yourself from a potential scam, Five energy efficiency tips for your spring home improvement projects, Join IslandWood April 7 for an afternoon on the trails, Celebrate Earth Day at the 2024 Earth Expo on April 27.

April 2024

Topics include: Routine tree trimming along distribution and transmission lines continues this spring and summer, Construction resumes at Port Madison Substation in May, Sensi smart thermostats as low as $1 – upgrade now and enroll in Flex Smart+, PSE launches public charging program, Join Scarlet Road for their annual gala on May 18, Bainbridge Senior Living installs new EV charging station through PSE’s Up & Go Electric program, PSE’s Powerful Partners program celebrates eighth year collaborating with local organizations on their journey to cleaner energy.

May 2024

Topics include: Learn more about PSE’s Wildfire Mitigation Program at our online open house available through June 21, Field work for PSE’s Pleasant Beach Drive NE and Bluff Lane NE reliability improvements project begins late May, Stay cool and save with Flex Smart+ this summer, Join us for the Wild & Whiskey History Tour on June 2, PSE EV charging stations now available in Bremerton, Anacortes and Sumner, Join Island Volunteer Caregivers for their 2024 Gather and Give Gala on June 6.

June 2024

Topics include: Upgrades at Port Madison Substation continue, The benefits of having a looped transmission system on Bainbridge Island, Maximize savings with a new heat pump water heater and Flex Smart+, PSE’s EV chargers are making a difference, Bainbridge Island Downtown Association’s 3rd of July Street Dance is back, Join Bainbridge Island Chamber for the annual Grand Old 4th of July celebration, Participate in the Bainbridge Youth Services Fun Run on July 4, Join Rotary for their annual Auction and Rummage Sale on July 6.

January 2023

Topics include: Happy New Year from Puget Sound Energy!, Looped transmission will improve electric reliability on Bainbridge Island, Downed power lines – Keep clear of fallen utility wires!, PSE and PSE Foundation grant $1.15m to organizations to empower community resiliency, Indipino Community of Bainbridge Island and Vicinity.

February 2023

Topics include: Off-site mitigation for the Winslow Tap Transmission Rebuild, Join Peak Energy Rewards and receive $75 annually, Electric Vehicle Charger Coming to Bremerton, Bainbridge Island Senior/Community Center is a Powerful Partner!, Join IslandWood at Dine & Discover on March 18.

March 2023

Topics include: Construction at Port Madison Substation starts in late April, Join Peak Energy Rewards during Earth Month!, Celebrate Earth Day at Earth Day Expo on April 22! Help Bainbridge Island Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 25% by 2025, Helpline House assists Bainbridge neighbors in need, Puget Sound Energy awards nearly $800K in solar installation grants.

April 2023

Topics: Include: Bainbridge Island Residential Battery Pilot, Trimming trees along power lines on Bainbridge Island, Learn about Peak Energy Rewards at May 11 webinar, Kitsap Electric Vehicle and Bike Expo on May 20, LeadHERship | Honoring Female Leaders, Peacock Family Service.

May 2023

Topics include: PSE signs agreement with Washington State Ferries on ferry electrification, Thank you for your patience during construction on Madison Avenue, PSE launches incentives to bring EV charging to multifamily properties and fleets, Electric system upgrades along Northeast Hidden Cove Road begin in late May, A heat pump is more than heat! Learn more and save through Peak Energy Rewards, Island Volunteer Caregivers hosting 2023 Gather and Give Auction on June 8, BIMA celebrates 10 years with summer events.

June 2023

Topics include: PSE gives osprey at North Kitsap High School a new home, Get higher rebates on home upgrades by enrolling in Peak Energy Rewards, Improving electric reliability on Bainbridge Island this summer, Bainbridge Island Downtown Association’s 3rd of July Street Dance returns, Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce seeking volunteers for Grand Old 4th of July celebration, Bainbridge Youth Services Fun Run on July 4, Rotary Club’s Auction and Rummage Sale on July 8, Join HRB and Bainbridge City Council candidates on July 13 for a conversation.

July 2023

Topics include: Upgrading the electric system this summer and beyond, PSE’s new partnership with Invenergy helps advance Washington’s clean energy transition, Rotary Club’s 63rd Annual Auction and Rummage Sale raised largest amount ever, Party for Parks & Trails fundraiser on August 4, Bainbridge Island Summer Studio Tour August 11 – 13, 4th Annual Raptor Rhapsody on August 13.

August 2023

Topics include: Peak Energy Rewards is now Flex Smart +, Drive-in ferry service between WSF’s Seattle – Bainbridge Island route closed September 7 – 13 to install a new walkway, Join PSE for EV fun at Electrify Expo, PSE and Fishline celebrate new solar array, Support Bainbridge Schools Foundation during their fall fundraising campaign, HRB’s Fall Foundraiser on September 14 celebrates intentional – and beautiful – neighborhoods, Day of Preparedness on September 23 focuses on family and child safety.

September 2023

Topics include: Phase one of upgrades complete at Port Madison Substation, PSE survey work begins October 9 in various locations on Bainbridge Island, Help ensure reliability and carbon-free electricity with Flex Smart+, Bainbridge Island and Kitsap County nonprofits among recipients of PSE Foundation’s $600,000 grant program, Save the date for the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum’s Turn Back Time: The Sixties fundraiser gala on October 14, Join West Sound Wildlife Shelter for their 19th Annual Call to the Wild Gala and Auction on October 21, Home exhibit on display at the Kids Discovery Museum later this fall.

October 2023

Topics: Bainbridge Island hybrid solution newsletter mailed earlier this month, Pay less for your energy with PSE’s new Bill Discount Rate program, Upgrading our electric distribution system on Bainbridge Island, Improve your home’s energy efficiency by enrolling your water heater in Flex Smart+, Join Vitalize Kitsap for an immersive silent disco on November 3, Sign up to participate in or volunteer at Helpline House’s 14th Annual Turkey Trot, Join IVC and BISCC for holiday meals November 23 and December 22, Kitsap food banks receive funds from PSE and PSE Foundation during Hunger Action Month.

November 2023

Topics: Community workshop about PSE’s Bill Discount Rate program on December 9, Join PSE as we debunk some EV myths, Tree trimming along the transmission line from Murden Cove Substation to Port Madison Substation will start as soon as mid-December, Consider these tips to help you prepare for winter, PSE’s Baker River fish passage operations has record-breaking year, PSE trained Bainbridge Island Fire Department employees in Electric High Voltage Safety, Winter Wonders at Bloedel Reserve throughout December.

January 2022

Topics: Storm season is here. Make sure you’re prepared!, Missing Link Project (Murden Cove – Winslow 115kv) community announcement & Community Sounding Board (CSB) summaries, Get to know the Puget Sound Energy Foundation (PSEF)!,Puget Sound Energy Foundation (PSEF) 2021 Kitsap County grant recipients!, PSEF grants at work in our community: Island Volunteer Caregivers (IVC).

February 2022

Topics: PSE is investing in a greener future through battery projects, PSE Foundation awards $800,000 in grants to support organizations helping those in need, PSE Foundation’s 2021 Community Healing Program: Peacock Family Services, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s smARTfilms Series: Executive Order 9066 at Eighty, IslandWood Dinner in the Woods is coming soon.

March 2022

Topics: Bainbridge Island electric system improvements, Battery spotlight: Tenino microgrid, PSE partners with the Seattle Kraken and Bainbridge Community Foundation, PSE supports Bainbridge Prepares in Public Health Initiatives.

April 2022

Topics: Puget Sound Energy awards nearly $1 million in solar installation grants, Join the Bainbridge Island Climate Smart Challenge!, Samish Island Community Battery Demonstration, Bainbridge Island Historical Museum unveils new exhibit, KiDiMu presents Explore Bainbridge: Walkable Winslow,

May 2022

Topics: WUTC approves PSE’s new and expanded EV charging programs, PSE’s Clean Building Accelerator Helps Commercial Building Owners, Apply for the 2022 competitive grants program (now through June 30), PSE supports Bainbridge Island Trails.

June 2022

Topics: Beginning fieldwork for the Murden Cove – Winslow 115kV Line Project, Testing battery storage for businesses at PSE’s Poulsbo Service Center, Bainbridge Island Auction & Rummage Sale – July 2, Street Dance – July 3, starting at 6 p.m., Grand Old 4th of July, Bainbridge Youth Service – Fun Run on the 4th of July, Sounds of Summer Concert Series at Battle Point Park – Free!

July 2022

Topics: PSE awards a solar grant to the Suquamish Tribe, Murden Cove – Winslow 115kV Transmission Line project schedule, Battery storage projects and storing your own power, Bainbridge Island Auction & Rummage Sale – The results are in!, Michael Birkhead wins grand prize of Grand Old 4th poster contest, Bainbridge Island Studio Tour, The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary asks you to mark your small craft, Lower Baker Dam Visitor Center and day-use park reopen after renovations.

August 2022

Topics: Hybrid energy solutions for Bainbridge Island, Ready to generate your own solar energy? PSE is here to help!, Bainbridge Island Land Trust, Bainbridge Island Senior/ Community Center’s Resource Fair, Vitalize Kitsap Seahawks viewing party on September 18, Housing Resources Bainbridge Community Land Trust expands and celebrates, Bainbridge Prepares builds resilient communities.

September 2022

Topics: Reliability vs. capacity: How PSE will meet Bainbridge Island’s growing needs, Bainbridge Island Land Trust announces additional protected land near Manzanita Bay, Rotary high school intern honors PSE essential worker David Whitbeck, Call to the Wild Gala Auction, Bainbridge Schools Foundation kicks off fall fundraising campaign.

October 2022

Topics: Tree inventory fieldwork, Increase your energy efficiency and lower your bills, PSE Avian Protection Program & West Sound Wildlife Shelter, Scarlet Road believes in freedom for every person, Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center.

November 2022

Topics: Peak Energy Rewards on Bainbridge Island, Storm season is here. Make sure you’re prepared!, Bainbridge Island Winter Studio Tour, Outdoor holiday experience at Bloedel Reserve.