Electric Utility

The Town of Steilacoom purchases all its power needs as a full requirements preference customer of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). The town’s electric system configuration consists of the following:
  • 150,000 feet (28.4 miles) of underground residential distribution (URD) cables
  • 450 transformers
  • 677 streetlights - retrofitted with LED lights which reduced energy consumption by 274,096 kWh per year
  • 2,800 secondary services (metered connections)
  • 197 underground vaults
  • 4 main primary feeder lines (Madrona, Cherrydale, Union Avenue and Lexington)
  • 7 sets of feeder switch gear (Sunnyside Beach, Lafayette & Union, Sequalish & Chambers, Hewitt & Madrona Point Lane, Union & Gove, Oxford & Roe, Main & Sequalish)
  • 4 feeder reclosures (Cherrydale, Lexington, Madrona, Union Avenue)
  • 1.5 miles of overhead wires and transformers


Utility Rebates for Electric Heat Customers

Due to the specific requirements of the following programs, the Town strongly recommends that you download and review rebate information before making any purchases to be sure you will qualify for the rebate you intend to apply for.  Most energy efficient improvement projects, such as the installation of a ductless heat pump or the replacement of windows, will require a Steilacoom Building Permit.

PLEASE NOTE: The Net Meter/Renewable Energy System Cost Recovery Incentive
Program is currently under review and revision due to recent changes in the legislation.
New Washington State Renewable Energy System Incentive Program - FAQs
New Washington State Renewable Energy System Incentive Program - UPDATE

*If you are interested in participating in the new incentive program, please call Terry Huber (253) 983-2077