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2008-09-29 18:00:36

The boards of directors of Puget Energy (NYSE:PSD) and Puget Sound Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary, today declared quarterly dividends on the company's common and preferred stock. A quarterly dividend of 25 cents per share was declared on Puget Energy's common stock, payable Nov. 15, 2008, to shareholders of record as of the close of business Oct. 21, 2008. The dividend is the 261st consecutive quarterly dividend paid by Puget Energy and its predecessor companies. Quarterly...

2008-09-25 17:46:42

Puget Sound Energy (utility subsidiary of Puget Energy (NYSE:PSD)) improved 21 points in overall customer satisfaction, making it third in the West Region and placing in the top quartile nationwide in the 2008 J.D. Power and Associates Gas Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study(SM) released Sept. 25. The J.D. Power and Associates study, now in its seventh year, measures residential customer satisfaction with natural gas utility companies across six factors: company image,...

2008-09-25 12:00:37

Puget Sound Energy (utility subsidiary of Puget Energy (NYSE: PSD)) today announced plans to purchase a 310-megawatt (MW) natural-gas-fired power plant in southwest Washington as part of the utility's long-range initiative for meeting customers' growing electricity needs. PSE has signed an agreement to buy the 9-month-old "Mint Farm" facility in Longview, Wash., from Minnesota-based Wayzata Opportunities Fund, LLC, an investment fund managed by Wayzata Investment Partners. The planned...

2008-09-22 18:00:19

Puget Sound Energy today announced that this year the utility will match the $12.5 million it spent last year on vegetation management to keep power lines clear and minimize the number of tree-related outages particularly during storms. "While the Puget Sound is known for beautiful, lush vegetation, trees can become hazardous if not properly maintained," said Sue McLain, senior vice president of Operations for PSE. "Most of the power outages in our Puget Sound service area are caused by...

2008-09-17 15:00:32

Puget Sound Energy announced the creation of a PSE Clean Energy Scholarship Program at the Tabor 100 "9th Annual Captains of Industry Gala" on Saturday, Sept. 13. The $34,000 program funded by the Energy Efficiency Services division of the utility is designed to grant $10,000 awards to three college students to encourage their pursuit of a career in a clean energy field. "It is absolutely essential to our region's future to support the new guard of clean energy," said Cal Shirley, vice...

2008-09-12 18:00:31

Puget Sound Energy today announced the Sept. 13 kick-off of its fall energy-efficient lighting events with lamp and bulb exchanges in time for the shorter daylight hours. At one of three events beginning this Saturday, PSE residential electric customers will have the opportunity to exchange their incandescent lamps and bulbs for more efficient lamps and compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs at no cost at select retail-partner locations. Customers will receive free ENERGY STAR(R) lamps...

2008-09-12 15:00:26

Puget Sound Energy announced today that the multi-utility "Empower Your Shower" program launched in July has already provided free showerheads and faucet aerators to 30,000 participants in Western Washington. The program will continue to be available to customers of all participating utilities - PSE, Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD), Tacoma Public Utilities and Cascade Natural Gas - through the end of the month. Sandy and Mike Anderson, a SeaTac-based couple are one of the...

2008-09-10 12:00:44

An independent analysis performed by Hardy Energy Consulting and released today by Puget Sound Energy (PSE) finds that competing proposed new public utility districts (NPUDs) in Skagit, Island and Jefferson counties will face a lengthened phase-in process to access low-cost power from the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) if they succeed in getting approved by Washington state voters in November and meet other requirements. As a result, the NPUDs and all existing Public Utility District...

2008-09-10 09:00:42

Puget Sound Energy has announced that it is investing approximately $421 million in service-area infrastructure improvements in 2008, of which about $247 million is earmarked for capacity and reliability upgrades, and about $174 million is allocated to meet growing customer needs. Puget Sound Energy's (PSE's) 2008 electric system investments include: building four miles of new 230kV transmission line and five miles of new 115kV transmission line; re-conductoring 54 miles of PSE's...

2008-09-08 15:00:59

Puget Sound Energy (utility subsidiary of Puget Energy (NYSE:PSD)) is investing approximately $421 million in service-area infrastructure improvements in 2008, of which about $247 million is earmarked for capacity and reliability upgrades, and about $174 million is allocated to meet growing customer needs. "It takes a lot of planning and coordination to do this amount of work in a year," said Bert Valdman, executive vice president and chief operating officer for PSE. "We are proud of the...


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