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December 18, 2017
TPU board seeks feedback to inform hiring process for new director
The Tacoma Public Utility Board, in coordination with the Tacoma City Council, is in the process of hiring a new Tacoma Public Utilities director. The five-member utility board is ...
November 30, 2017
Tacoma Power awards $50,000 grant to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium for solar energy project
A grant from Tacoma Power will help fund a renewable energy boost at a building where tigers, tapirs, gibbons, and other zoo animals rest their heads. With funding provided by the ...
November 21, 2017
TPU board selects former superintendent as interim director
The Public Utility Board selected former Tacoma Water Superintendent Linda McCrea to serve as the interim utilities director until a permanent director is hired. The Tacoma City ...
October 24, 2017
Public invited to attend the Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive Event Nov. 4 at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Anyone interested in learning more about electric vehicles can stop by the front entrance of Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Nov. 4 to test d ...
August 22, 2017
Virginian Scott Dewhirst to serve as new Tacoma Water superintendent
Tacoma Public Utilities has selected a new leader for Tacoma Water. Scott (William) Dewhirst, who has worked for Newport News Waterworks in Virginia for the past 17 years, will s ...
August 15, 2017
Tacoma Power offering $50,000 grants for renewable energy projects
Nonprofits, schools and government agencies interested in investing in renewable energy projects could get a financial boost this year from Tacoma Power’s Evergreen Options p ...
August 7, 2017
TPU Director Bill Gaines to retire in December
During July, Tacoma Public Utilities Director (CEO) Bill Gaines informed the Public Utility Board of his desire to retire from his current position effective in December 2017. Toda ...
June 20, 2017
TPU’s community service, innovation capture national awards
Outstanding community service and innovation led to Tacoma Public Utilities receiving two awards today from the American Public Power Association (APPA). The awards were accepted a ...
June 17, 2017
TPU director elected vice chair of national public power association
Tacoma Public Utilities Director / CEO Bill Gaines was unanimously elected by his peers as vice chair of the board of the American Public Power Association (APPA) at the associatio ...
June 13, 2017
TPU launches first women's resource group
Nearly half of the women who work for Tacoma Public Utilities gathered yesterday to participate in a new resource group designed to support women in the workplace. Just over a quar ...