Puget Sound Energy

Parent Organization: Puget Equico

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is Washington state's oldest local energy utility providing electrical power and natural gas in the Puget Sound region of the northwest United States. The utility serves electricity to more than 1 million customers in Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Pierce, Skagit, Thurston, and Whatcom counties; and provides natural gas to nearly 750,000 customers in King, Kittitas, Lewis, Pierce, Snohomish and Thurston counties. PSE’s 6,000-square-mile electric and natural gas service area covers the largest metropolitan region north of San Francisco and west of Chicago.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$2,198,643 Given
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Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

covers roughly through Q4 2013
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    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
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    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
  • State vs. Federal

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View all campaign finance data for Puget Sound Energy Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$12,153,000 Spent
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

covers roughly through Q4, 2013

Lobbying on Behalf of Puget Sound Energy

View all lobbying data for Puget Sound Energy Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 607 dockets; Submitted to 13 dockets
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All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "Puget Sound Energy" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Federal Spending

9 contracts
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Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.

Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.

Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.

covers through USASpending.gov's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
contract
Puget Sound Energy Incorporated 2005 Public Buildings Service AUBURN COMPLEX WAREHOUSES ELECTRICAL SERVICES $5,425,200
contract
Puget Sound Energy Incorporated 2007 Public Buildings Service NATURAL GAS SERVICES $2,750,000
contract
Puget Sound Energy Incorporated 2008 Public Buildings Service ELECTRIC $1,650,000
contract
Puget Sound Energy Inc 2006 $1,500,535
contract
Puget Sound Energy Incorporated 2004 Public Buildings Service MEETS REQUIREMENT $1,500,000
contract
Puget Sound Energy Inc 2006 $1,388,071
contract
Puget Sound Energy Inc 2006 $1,376,069
contract
Puget Sound Energy Inc 2006 $1,248,173
contract
Puget Sound Energy Inc 2006 $1,000,788
View all grant & loan data for Puget Sound Energy View all contract data for Puget Sound Energy Sources: USASpending.gov

EPA Violations

2 Enforcement Actions
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Figures are based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ECHO website. The ECHO database contains federal and state environmental enforcement actions. Data displayed here includes only those actions that began after 2000 and resulted in fines of over $1 million.

Actions where the company was the sole defendant are listed first. Actions where the company is one of multiple defendants are listed subsequently.

For more information see our EPA methodology page.

covers through EPA's October 19, 2011 release
Case Name Defendant Date Locations Amount
Puget Sound Energy Inc Puget Sound Energy Inc 2006 Greenwater, Wa $1,700,000
Ppl Montana - Colstrip Power Plant Puget Sound Energy (+5 others) 2007 Billings, Mt $29,050,000
View all EPA violations data for Puget Sound Energy Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

2 people on 2 committees
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Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.

The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "Puget Sound Energy" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle Department of Agriculture 2 people on 2 committees
View all advisory committee data for Puget Sound Energy