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

 Resources


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.

Net Metering / Renewable Energy System Incentive Programs
For new solar system 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: $716.58
  4. Labor & Industries (L&I) Electrical Permit/Inspection
  5. Steilacoom Business License: $75.00
Town of Steilacoom Net Meter Application Forms
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 Form


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