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
  • 7 sets of feeder switch gear
  • 4 feeder reclosures
  • 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.  Please note; the installation of most energy efficient improvements will require some type of a Steilacoom Building Permit.  Steilacoom Building/Mechanical/Plumbing Permit Application

Questions about our Utility Rebate Program for Electric Heat Customers should be directed to:
Terry Huber  (253) 983-2077 or terry.huber@ci.steilacoom.wa.us

Town of Steilacoom Electric Net Metering Program
For new qualifying renewable energy installations, the following are required:
  1. Completed and signed Net Meter Application Forms & Meter Fee: $100.00
  2. Washington State Renewable Energy System Incentive Program Application
  3. Steilacoom Building Permit - New Solar System Installation Permit Fee: $1,183.00
  4. Labor & Industries (L&I) Electrical Permit/Inspection
  5. Steilacoom Business License: $75.00
  6. Residences located in the Steilacoom Historical District need to be reviewed for compliance with Historic Preservation Guidelines
  7. Information on the process and the Preservation and Review Board are available from Jennifer Schreck, Historic Preservation Officer.
Steilacoom Municipal Code 13.41 Electric Net Metering
Washington State Renewable Energy System Incentive Program Application

Steilacoom Builder's Packet

Steilacoom Non-Resident Business License Application Process