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Puget Sound Energy delivered a check for $51,275 to the City Council on Monday night because the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant has managed a major cuts in electricity consumption.

Bob Stolarski (on the far right in the photo), PSE’s Director of Energy Efficiency, said the city had achieved what he termed “truly remarkable” savings. He said energy conservation helps reduce electric rates over the long term.

City Public Works Director Fred Buckenmeyer said the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant has managed a 46 percent reduction in energy consumption over the past year, resulting in savings of between $85,000 and $100,000 to the city.

In the photo: Andreas Winardi, PSE Grant Project Manager; Becky Fox, new city wastewater treatment plant manager; Mayor Laurie Gere; Bob stolarski, PSE Director of Energy Efficiency.

City of Anacortes photo.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,942 Confirmed Skagit Cases
400-409 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

318 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
44,613 Fully Vaccinated
57,198 Initial Doses Given


379,100 Confirmed Cases Statewide
22,614 Hospitalizations

5,539 Deaths Statewide
2,419,434 Fully Vaccinated
3,368,279 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, May 5, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times