Fast Facts About Pierce County and PSE
Working together, we've created an interesting history.
- 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.
PSE profile in Pierce County