Recent Event Highlights: PSE: Power expected to be fully restored by Wednesday night - The Olympian, Why is Puget Sound Energy trending on Google? - Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog), Windstorm knocks out power to thousands in Whatcom, Skagit counties - Bellingham Herald, Thousands in Federal Way without power after wind storm - PNW Local News, Outages affected 230000 customers, power being restored Tuesday - Seattle Times, Batten down the hatches: It's going to be a windy night across Puget Sound - Northwest Progressive Institute Official Blog (blog), and 55 more...
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PSE: Power expected to be fully restored by Wednesday nightThe OlympianEighty-thousand Puget Sound Energy customers still are without power and power is not expected to be fully restored by Wednesday night or early Thursday ...First windstorm of the season: Power out on Whidbey IslandSeattle Post Intelligencer (blog)all 2 news articles »
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)Why is Puget Sound Energy trending on Google?Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)"Puget Sound Energy" cracked Google's top-10 search terms Tuesday morning, a testament to just how many people woke up to darkness. ...
Windstorm knocks out power to thousands in Whatcom, Skagit countiesBellingham HeraldPuget Sound Energy was swamped with calls from both customers and emergency crews, who had to respond to down but active power lines. ...and more »
Thousands in Federal Way without power after wind stormPNW Local NewsPuget Sound Energy as of 8:55 am reported that 1613 Federal Way customers were without power. The Federal Way School District announced on its website that ...and more »
KOMO NewsOutages affected 230000 customers, power being restored TuesdaySeattle TimesPuget Sound Energy reported 140000 customers lost power during the windstorm. By Tuesday morning, that number had been reduced to 80000, ...Trees Crash Down, Thousands Without Power In Western WashingtonKIRO SeattlePower slowly returning around region; no damage from earthquakeTheNewsTribune.comNow this is November -- windstorm batters regionSeattle Post IntelligencerSky Valley Chronicle -KOMO Newsall 34 news articles »
Batten down the hatches: It's going to be a windy night across Puget SoundNorthwest Progressive Institute Official Blog (blog)UPDATE, 10:40 PM: Power is out for more than 100000 people across the region as of this hour, including nearly 50000 Puget Sound Energy customers and 18000 ...
Conway School District to receive grantKAPS(CONWAY)- Puget Sound Energy will present the Conway School District with a $132058 dollar energy-efficiency grant for lighting upgrades Monday night. ...and more »
TheNewsTribune.comNew code enforcement teams get results in LakewoodTheNewsTribune.comRichard Pelton, center, a field inspector for Puget Sound Energy, shows the carbon monoxide level emitted Tuesday by a gas range to resident John Paul ...and more »
Business CalendarKitsap SunWhat: Former television meteorologist Andy Wappler, who now works for Puget Sound Energy, will discuss ways to improve energy efficiency in your business to ...and more »
Puget Sound Energy rates change Nov. 1BusinessWeekWashington state regulators have approved small changes in electricity and natural gas rates for customers of Puget Sound Energy. ...Electricity bills go down slightly for PSE customers, while natural gas costs ...Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)Swedish's Issaquah project taps into energy rebatesSeattle Daily Journal of Commerce (subscription)PSE electric rates to drop as gas rates go upKOMO Newsall 38 news articles »
...files request to increase rates Puget Sound Energy filed three rate requests with state regulators Friday that would raise average natural gas customer bills less than $2 a month and electric bills about $1 a month. Two of the requests would reduce customer...
Puget Sound Energy employees have a long history of supporting the local United Ways and other organizations in our service and operating area, helping people in need and strengthening the communities where we all live and work. PSE and PSE employees support local United Ways in our service and operating area with dollars, time and leadership. In 2010 the PSE Foundation made over $200000 in grants and employees raised over $350000 in donations to local United Ways and other favorite charities.
It's important for everyone to know how to safely shut off electricity at the circuit box in the event of an emergency. Watch this instructional video for step-by-step instructions.
It's important for everyone to know how to safely shut off electricity at the circuit box in the event of an emergency. Watch this instructional video for step-by-step instructions.
Puget Sound Energy employees show off their forklift finesse by maneuvering through an obstacle course, using the fork to: pick up a golf ball and place it on a traffic cone, lift and lower a large wooden spool over a pole with an egg perched on top; and flip a quarter on the ground. The Aug. 4 forklift rodeo at PSE's service center in Kent, Wash., tested the safety skills, speed, and precision of 10 employees who work in the utility's materials and distribution planning department and are certified to operate a forklift to move heavy pieces of utility equipment. Each contestant had seven minutes to safely and precisely complete the assigned tasks. In its fifth year, PSE's rodeo promotes the safe and efficient operation of forklifts. Forklift operators in the United States are required to be trained and certified through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
In preparation for this weekend's Sounders Corporate Cup, Sounders FC players Taylor Graham and James Riley, along with Carole Kelley, of America SCORES Seattle, visited the Puget Sound Energy soccer team to discuss SCORES, the community and soccer.
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Dennis Rominger, the Puget Sound Energy representative for zHome, talks about the project, ductless heat pumps, and the future of building.
Take a virtual tour of the world's first hydropower plant built completely underground, the Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Project. Constructed in 1898-99 in the Cascade Mountains east of Seattle, the project's original Plant 1 powerhouse -- still operational today -- lies inside a bedrock cavity 260 feet below ground along the edge of Snoqualmie Falls. The Puget Sound Energy project's public park and trails are one of the Northwest's most-visited tourist destinations.
Video bloopers from the Electron Boy filming starring Dr. Dark and Blackout Boy (played by the Discovery Channels Deadliest Catches Edgar Hansen and Jake Anderson). Filmed on location at Puget Sound Energy headquarters in Bellevue, Wa and the Space Needle in Seatle.
Time lapse video of Puget Sound Energy and the arrival of Electron Boy as he lives out his dream to be a superhero for a day with the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Qwest Field, PSE and the Space Needle. Electron Boy was escorted by a motorcade of Police Officers to the PSE location where he single handedly saved "Energy Jim" and the city from total and complete darkness! After he was done rescuing Energy Jim, Dr. Dark and Blackout Boy struck again at the Seattle Space Needle!
Everyone needs a superhero and those in Western Washington are no exception! Thirteen-year-old Erik of Bellevue, who longs to have superhero powers, will be transformed into his very own comic book character on World Wish Day, Thursday, April 29. Living with kidney cancer, Erik will put his worries aside for one afternoon when, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Seattle Sounders, Puget Sound Energy and the Space Needle, he becomes Electron Boy. Western Washingtons only hope against the dark forces of Dr. Dark and Blackout Boy (played by the Discovery Channels Deadliest Catchs Edgar Hansen and Jake Anderson). This video will be played at Qwest Field after he saves the Sounders in the locker room. The message indicates that he needs to travel to Puget Sound Energy headquarters in Bellevue and save Energy Jim and restore power to the city.
Everyone needs a superhero and those in Western Washington are no exception! Thirteen-year-old Erik of Bellevue, who longs to have superhero powers, will be transformed into his very own comic book character on World Wish Day, Thursday, April 29. Living with kidney cancer, Erik will put his worries aside for one afternoon when, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Seattle Sounders, Puget Sound Energy and the Space Needle, he becomes Electron Boy. Western Washingtons only hope against the dark forces of Dr. Dark and Blackout Boy (played by the Discovery Channels Deadliest Catchs Edgar Hansen and Jake Anderson). This video will be played at PSE Headquarters in Bellevue after he saves Energy Jim in the bucket truck. The message indicates that he needs to travel to the Space Needle where he will challenge the villains and save the city from darkness.
We combined altruistic and selfish motives to get people to respond to this Green Power offer.
As the managing principal of Performance Mechanical Group, Danny has helped the company transform itself from the traditional role of an HVAC contractor to that of an innovator with an emphasis on energy efficiency. This shift has not only positively impacted the companys clients, but the culture of the organization as well. In addition to forming relationships with organizations such as the US Green Building Council and Cascadia, Danny helped develop an Environmental Mission Statement for Performance, which has been circulated and practiced throughout the company. Danny has led the way on multiple innovative solutions his company has begun to implement including the CATALYST Efficiency Enhancing Controller (EEC). The EEC is a retrofit technology that is installed in constant volume rooftop HVAC units and provides energy savings features and intelligence that results in unprecedented reductions in overall energy use. Field tests have demonstrated savings in the range of 25 to 40 percent. With this new energy efficient outlook and leading edge innovations, Danny and Performance Mechanical Group find themselves with a new league of customers.
In his role as senior vice president & chief administration officer, Kevin has lead the organizational commitment to provide an environment that enhances the healing and well-being of Swedish patients and employees. At the same time he has promoted environmental stewardship through the implementation of a Strategic Energy Management Plan (SEMP) with the goal to reduce overall energy costs across all three Swedish campuses by 10 percent. Kevin has also championed both energy efficiency and sustainability through a variety of channels including a new sustainability group charged with coordinating key participants in new construction planning and design. Swedish staff are currently working on the new Issaquah Medical Center which represents a truly impressive commitment to energy efficiency and has the goal to be the most energy efficient facility of its kind in the state of Washington. This project has required early and on-going commitment as it has an aggressive target of 150 kbtu/sq. ft., which compares to an average score of 260 kbtu/sq. ft. Kevin knows the long-term value of projects such as the Issaquah Medical Center and has shown an exceptional commitment to energy efficiency.
Power isnt just necessary for NetRiver, its the heart of its business. In 2008, NetRiver won a new contract which required its Lynnwood data center to expand and increase its power capacity from 800 W to 2.3 MW. With the help of Design Real Estate, Puget Sound Refrigeration, D. Hittle & Associates and Brunner Construction, NetRiver was able to make this happen by increasing the efficiency of existing systems, advancing innovative design and installing new energy efficient systems. The teams attention to detail and dedication were instrumental in making this expansion a reality. Some of the features include varying fan speed, reducing energy use by approximately 28 percent; tightly controlled humidity levels and ultrasonic humidification, delivering a 93 percent reduction in electrical usage as compared to traditional humidification alternatives; and varying chilled water pump flow to meet demand, reducing energy use by approximately 23 percent. In the end, the diligent collaboration among this team led to a data center with a projected energy savings of more than 1.5 million kWh or $110000 a year.
Tom has over 25 years of experience in diverse roles all with the goal to increase energy efficiency in buildings. As principal at Stantec, Tom leads an office of 16 that has provided sustainable mechanical design leadership in the Seattle area for over 10 years for both new and existing buildings. In addition to the consultation work Tom provides to his clients, he frequently helps educate those with less knowledge about the integrated design process in order to obtain better building design. Outside his organization, Tom participates regularly in groups trying to bring forward legislative initiatives to increase energy efficiency in Washington. He has worked on the Efficiency First legislation that passed recently and is on the Mayors Green Building Task Force. Toms most recent project is the Terry Thomas Office Building in South Lake Union, which has achieved LEED Gold certification for core and shell and LEED Platinum for commercial interiors. Its the first Class A office building built in Seattle in over 40 years that is 100 percent passively cooled. Measured energy data indicates the cost to operate will be $0.50/sq. ft., $0.70 lower than the Seattle area average.
Margaret serves as NBBJs firm-wide sustainability leader, advocating for and creating a culture where sustainable design has become a core company value. In this role she has been able to affect the energy savings and environmental impact of numerous NBBJ projects by spearheading firm-wide sustainability initiatives and long-term strategies for greening the practice. One such example is a stage-by-stage tracking of energy use for every project with results benchmarked against the 2030 Challenge and ENERGY STAR ratings. Margaret has five certified and 14 registered LEED projects under her belt which have resulted in significant energy savings. Outside her firm, Margaret serves as a leader in the local sustainable design community and actively participates in state, regional and national architectural discussions. In addition, she has helped the AIA to create its reporting standard for the 2030 Challenge. Whether its within or outside NBBJ, Margaret is a courageous, knowledgeable and passionate leader for energy efficiency.
With experience as both a mechanical contractor and a developer, AP brings a wide range of knowledge to her advocacy role. Within Touchstone, AP has demonstrated a strong belief in a market-driven approach and focused on how to make economic sense of energy efficiency so that every new building is better than the existing building stock. In addition to her advocacy for green building within Touchstone, AP is extremely involved outside her organization—especially in public policy. She is currently writing a book about policy frameworks for a carbon-efficient built environment, which is in addition to her work on countless committees. Some of these include the King County committee that created new building emission standards to meet the new SEPA requirements, the Mayors Green Building Task Force, co-chairing the NAIOP sustainability committee and the Quality Growth Alliance Greenhouse Gas Emissions Committee. AP also finds time to educate others through her guest lectures at the University of Washington and panel events for organizations such as ULI, NAIOP and Cascadia Green Building Council. AP is a tireless advocate and works hard to bring together community leaders across industries.
This facility is Puget Sound Energy's second wind-powered electric generation facility. Gates along Beacon Ridge Road will open to the public on Sept. 26 for public transit through the wind farm to access other areas of the Quilomene surrounding the wind farm. Access will be allowed seven days per week from 2 hours before sunrise until 2 hours after dusk through Nov. 30. More information located here: www.pse.com
In this video, locals Eric Rehm and Matt Olson discuss the electrical capacity problems facing Bainbridge Island, Washington and how they can be solved through demand reduction and conservation. They demonstrate how a local community organization, Bainbridge Island Energy Challenge, and Puget Sound Energy are working together to lower peak electricity demand on especially cold days through Internet-connected Smart Grid technology. The various installed components are presented and reviewed. If you live on Bainbridge Island and want to be part of this program, sign up by calling PSE at 1-877-287-3451.
Yet another great testimonial!
Lori Richardson introducing Total Networking Event Seattle sponsors....Puget Sound Energy, presenting sponsor Key4Women, supporting sponsor Assurant Health
Video produced for the 2009-2010 United Way Employee Giving Campaign at Puget Sound Energy Puget Sound Energy employees have a long history of supporting the United Way and other organizations in our operating territory, helping people in need and strengthening the communities where we all live and work. This year, the needs in our communities are greater than ever. Please join us and Live United!
October 24, 2009 Puyallup, WA. The deputy was not at fault. Responding to a burglary in progress call, the deputy was clipped at 160th street east and Woodland ave east, with lights and siren on. The deputy was on 160th which has the right of way over Woodland traffic. The at fault driver had a suspended license and who borrow a friends car had a stop sign. No injuries. The collision forced the patrol car up the power pole guy wires, live wires came down, and the natural gas line caught fire. It looked like a movie stunt scene
*WE CALLED THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR SAFETY AND THE ELECTRIC COMPANY BEFORE WE STARTED FILMING!!!!!* My husband and I stopped to look at some pallets about a block from our house and my husband heard weird buzzing. The tree across the street was blowing into a high voltage power line and catching on fire. We called the Bellingham FIRE DEPARTMENT about 10 minutes before we started filming- many people called. (Puget Sound Energy was also called) They showed up about 5 minutes after we stopped filming. They missed the big show! No one got hurt. The power was out for a few hours while the tree was cut down. The family that lived in the house next to the tree evacuated long before we started filming. What an insane thing to see. Neighbours from 4+ blocks away were coming to see what was going on because they could FEEL and hear the first explosion. Nuts.
How Puget Sound Energy customers get their electric energy from generation source to the home. More info located here: www.pse.com
Source to Stove uses computer animation to simply and creatively describe how natural gas is safely delivered to Puget Sound Energy customers. More information located here: www.pse.com
KOMONEWS.com - Get your free CFL bulbs from Puget Sound Energy (PSE). It's called Rock the Bulb, a way for Puget Sound Energy to get its residential customers to make the switch from energy-hungry incandescent bulbs to energy-efficient compact florescent bulbs. Keep your eyes open for volunteers from PSE partner Project Porchlight going door-to-door handing out CFLs. Project Porchlight is an initiative of the community-based social marketing organization One Change.
Keeping your home comfortable is usually the biggest use of energy. Insulation and efficient windows can trap in your winter warmth and shield you from the summer sun. Plus, reducing leaks around windows, doors and chimneys in your home can result in considerable annual energy savings. These tips from PSE will help you understand more about weatherizing your home and the options available to help you save energy, money and the environment. For more information, visit PSE.com.
Did you know that lighting represents up to 15 percent of your home energy use? Did you know you can achieve energy savings of up to 75 percent on your lighting, without compromising the look and feel of your home? These tips from PSE will help you understand more about home lighting and the options available to help you save energy, money and the environment. For more information, visit PSE.com.
The second largest energy cost in your home is heating hot water. By upgrading your water heating equipment and changing your families' water consumption habits, you can help to save energy, money and the environment. For more information, visit PSE.com.
Heating can account for as much as 44 percent of the energy consumption in your home. These tips from PSE will help you understand more about heating your home and the options available to help you save energy, money and the environment. For more information, visit PSE.com.
Making simple, energy-efficient choices in how you use your existing household appliances and what kind of new appliances you purchase can help your family save up to one-third on your energy bill each year without sacrificing features, style or comfort. These tips from PSE will help you understand more about appliances and the options available to help you save energy, money and the environment. For more information, visit PSE.com.
The folks at Project Porchlight all went to Kittitas to see PSE's wind farm. It was amazing! The tips of those blades are rotating at 150 miles an hour!!
Demonstrating that sound is a form of energy using a speaker and different objects
When bedrock, boulders, and cobble have been left exposed by high currents or deposited by glaciers, a whole unique community of fishes and invertebrates abound. Rocky habitats offer many crevices and hiding places for fish and shellfish - either from predators or from strong currents that keep the sand and mud from accumulating on the rock. There are several kinds of rocky habitats including current-swept walls, solitary boulders, fields of stacked boulders, and even compressed sandstones and aggregates made of cobbles and gravel. Rockfish, lingcod, greenlings, and many sculpins like cabezon have adapted to live in these high-energy environments, and a whole unique community of anemones, barnacles, snails, and tough invertebrates encrust the rock surfaces that visually dazzle divers.
Mud and sand habitats are by far the dominant habitat in the near and offshore environments of Puget Sound. Though they are flat and seem like deserts, they are more likened to productive grasslands. These habitats depend upon slow to moderate energy environments - bays with little currents are muddy but as current speeds increase, sand becomes the dominant sediment. Growing and thriving in sand and mud are swarms of clams, worms, and shrimp that get nipped off or gobbled up by all kinds of fish and crabs. These habitats have unique denizens such as sea pens, relatives of sea anemones and jellyfish, and gobies that live in their own burrows.
Eelgrass is an abundant plant found in sandy and mud habitats along the fringes of Puget Sound. Eelgrass thrives in the sun and produces oxygen and nutrients for the nearshore ecosystem. It grows in intertidal waters typically to a depth of 12 feet. Eelgrass provides a three dimensional structure in which salmon, other fish, and shellfish can feed and hide. It also stabilizes the nearshore sand and helps to absorb current and wave energy.