PSE in the Community

Help us reduce strain on the grid this winter by conserving and shifting your energy use

As you may know, our region experienced a multi-day cold snap last month that strained our electric resources due to high demand. We appreciate all the customers who responded to our call to conserve your energy use. Every little bit helped! While we’re no longer calling on customers to cut down on your energy use, … Read more

PSE awarded more than $780,000 in solar installation grants to local organizations and tribes

For the seventh consecutive year, PSE awarded Green Power Solar Grants (GPSG) to local organizations and tribes across our service area. This month, we awarded $782,599 to nine local organizations and tribes, including recipients in Kitsap County. This funding supports new solar installations, which saves grant recipients money on their utilities and helps advance access … Read more

PSE and the Confederated Tribes of Colville Reservation renewed clean energy contract

Earlier this month, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation agreed to extend its power sales agreement with PSE to continue our partnership for the Tribe’s 5.5 percent share of the Wells Hydroelectric Project. The power sales agreement for 40MW of carbon-free energy started in September 2018 and now extends through September 2029. The power … Read more

Happy New Year from Puget Sound Energy!

We are grateful for you – our customers – and are proud to serve you on Bainbridge Island. We’d like to highlight some of our work in 2023 to provide safe and reliable power and collaborate with the community on energy efficiency. Here’s a look at our work last year:   We’ll provide information about the … Read more

Flex Smart+ by the numbers

In November 2022, we launched an energy-efficiency pilot program, Flex Smart+, to help meet Bainbridge Island’s growing demand for energy. By enrolling their qualified smart thermostat or water heater, Flex Smart+ participants enable PSE to automatically adjust their temperature set point by a few degrees for a few hours on days when we predict more … Read more

Upcoming community workshops about PSE’s Bill Discount Rate program and other bill assistance programs

This month we’re hosting three community workshops on the island to share information about PSE programs that can help you reduce your energy bill. We’ll present on our new Bill Discount Rate program and other bill assistance programs including PSE Home Energy Lifeline Program (HELP), the Salvation Army Warm Home Fund and home weatherization assistance. … Read more

How to report dangerous trees or branches near PSE power lines and electrical equipment

We know winter in the Pacific Northwest can bring strong storms that cause trees and tree branches to fall into power lines and, at times, bring them down. Help us maintain safe and reliable power If you see vegetation near our power lines or equipment that needs to be trimmed, fill out this form or … Read more

PSE to build a 248 MW utility-scale wind project in Stillwater County, Montana

Last month, PSE announced we are developing the Beaver Creek wind farm, a utility-scale wind project that will be located on the high plains in Stillwater County, Montana. As we work to add more clean energy to our portfolio to meet statutory obligations outlined in Washington’s Clean Energy Transformation Act, we are continuing to partner … Read more

PSE provides $200,000 to local nonprofits for a warmer winter

As the weather gets colder, PSE’s community team set out to make winter a little warmer across the communities we serve. Through our 2023 Warm Winter campaign, 75 nonprofits spanning 10 counties received contributions totaling $200,000. In Kitsap County, the following organizations received Warm Winter funds: These funds support three critical components of a warm … Read more
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