Fast Facts About Pierce County and PSE

Working together, we've created an interesting history.

Old Washington Gas & Electric Co.
  • You and your neighbors who took advantage of our energy efficiency programs prevented more than 10.6 million pounds of carbon dioxide from being released into the environment in 2008.
  • Ten residents of Pierce County generate their own renewable energy.
  • The history of PSE started in Tacoma in 1884 when our predecessor, Tacoma Light and Water, began providing the area with natural gas, water and electricity.
  • We were an original member of the Tacoma Chamber of Commerce.
  • Our office in Tacoma was one of the first in the state to hire a woman pipefitter. Today she is the manager of our Contract Management team.
  • We're committed to the education of Pierce County:
    • One of our Vice Presidents sits on the Board of Directors of Pacific Lutheran University.
    • For 11 years, Gary Nomensen, Pierce County Community Relations Manager, has been on the Board of Directors of the Clover Park Technical College Foundation.
    • PSE has advised faculty at Bates Technical College on their curricula.
    • Every year for over a decade we have sponsored the Distinguished Faculty Award at both Pierce Community and Clover Park Technical colleges.
  • We're working with Pierce County, Lakewood, Puyallup, Tacoma and the Nisqually and Puyallup Indian tribes to maximize the reach of federal stimulus grant funds they're receiving for energy efficiency measures.

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PSE profile in Pierce County