Thurston County residents use energy to heat their homes and workplaces, keep the lights on, and power their appliances. Utility companies need to make significant infrastructure investments in power generation and distribution facilities to meet the energy needs of current and future residents. Energy conservation measures can save utility companies — and consumers — money by reducing the need for these investments.
Energy conservation also has environmental benefits. While most energy produced in Washington State comes from hydroelectric dams, a significant amount also comes from burning hydrocarbons such as oil and natural gas. Reducing our energy use will also reduce climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions from these sources.
What are we measuring?
Electricity and natural gas consumption by Puget Sound energy (PSE) customers in Thurston County.
Puget Sound Energy offers its residential and commercial customers several incentives for reducing energy consumption, including:
Rebates for energy efficient appliances and lighting
Rebates for improving insulation and replacing drafty windows