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


Energy Efficiency Rebates for Steilacoom Electric Heat Customers

Please note: Due to limited remaining funding, the Town's energy efficiency program offerings and rebates may be revised and/or discontinued without prior notice.  BEFORE MAKING ANY PURCHASES, it is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that you contact the Town for current energy efficiency program offerings, requirements and incentives. 

The installation of most energy efficiency improvements will require some type of a Steilacoom Building Permit which can be found at:  Steilacoom Building/Mechanical/Plumbing Permit Application

For energy efficiency program questions please contact Mike Porter of Evergreen Consulting Group
by email at: Mike Porter email or by telephone at: 503-730-3122.

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. Steilacoom Building Permit Application with plans. Emergency shut-off throw handle and production meter required - New Solar System Installation Permit Fee $1,183.00
  3. Labor & Industries (L&I) Electrical Permit/Inspection
  4. Steilacoom Business License: $75.00
  5. Residences located in the Steilacoom Historical District need to be reviewed for compliance with Historic Preservation Guidelines
  6. Preservation and Review Board guidelines and procedures are available from Jennifer Schreck, Historic Preservation Officer.
Steilacoom Municipal Code 13.41 Electric Net Metering