Bainbridge Island citizens have the opportunity to own and control its own nonprofit electric utility, as do more than 50 other Washington communities. Consumer owned utilities, from the City of Blaine to Seattle City Light, provide lower cost, cleaner and more reliable power than Puget Sound Energy (PSE).
In 2008, Jefferson County (Port Townsend) voted to give electric authority to their public utility district, Jefferson PUD, and buy out PSE. Today they have their own 100% carbon-free, locally controlled, nonprofit power system.
Join us as we answer these questions and more with Jane Lindley and Steve Johnson of Island Power.