Fast Facts About Kitsap County and PSE
PSE and Kitsap County – a beautiful combination. Check out these facts about our long, energetic relationship.
- More than 4,000 of you attended PSE's Rock the Bulb events in Bremerton, Port Orchard and Silverdale. You and your neighbors exchanged 38,654 incandescent light bulbs for high-efficiency CFL bulbs.
- Bainbridge Islanders who generate their own electricity are some of the leaders among all of our customers in alternative energy production.
- About 2,250 Kitsap residents and 50 businesses currently participate in our Green Power Program.
- During the last four years, those of you who took advantage of our Energy Efficiency Services programs and rebates saved more than 21.4 million kilowatt hours of electricity. That's enough to power about 1,850 homes.
- Port Orchard is working to install a charging station, paving the way for electric vehicles to be used in the area.
We've been there
- In 1920 the first power in Bremerton was generated at Bender's Mill when wood waste was used to create steam.
- We've been providing service in Kitsap County for over 80 years. Today we supply electricity to 117,000 Kitsap customers.
- When electricity came to Port Orchard in 1912, customers were charged a maximum of $1 per month for each 16-candle power light they owned.
- In 1926 Puget Power installed its first cross-Sound submarine cable from Richmond Beach, north of Seattle, to President's Point on the Kitsap Peninsula.
- When the windowless Sears Roebuck & Co. building opened in Bremerton in 1940, it was the first building in the northwest to have lighting and air-conditioning systems developed by Puget Sound Power and Light.
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