This year’s Energy Block Party is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 27 at the PUD’s downtown headquarters in Everett. And it’s free. (Snohomish County PUD)

This year’s Energy Block Party is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 27 at the PUD’s downtown headquarters in Everett. And it’s free. (Snohomish County PUD)

Snohomish County PUD’s Energy Block Party has something for everyone

  • Wednesday, April 10, 2024 1:30am
  • Life

By Snohomish County PUD

Have you ever thought about putting solar panels on your home? What about coupling it with battery storage? Maybe you’re aiming for something a bit simpler and just want to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient.

You can learn about those topics and more at this year’s Snohomish County PUD Energy Block Party. The Energy Block Party is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 27 at the PUD’s downtown headquarters in Everett. The event is free.

“We have a unique relationship with our customers. We are the hot in their coffee, steam in their showers and light by which they live,” said John Haarlow, PUD CEO and general manager. “Because of that, it’s important we hear directly from them. I loved meeting with so many of our customers at last year’s Energy Block Party and can’t wait to see everyone out again this year.”

New this year is a pair of presentations in our auditorium. These panel discussions will dive deep on two subjects and allow attendees to ask questions.

The first presentation, “Pump Up the Comfort: Whole House Energy Efficiency,” 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., will cover how homeowners can leverage cost-effective strategies to make their homes more comfortable year-round. This includes weatherization, heat pump installations and how to finance improvements.

The second presentation, “The Home of the Future: From Solar Energy to Battery Storage,” 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., will cover everything you need to know about installing solar panels and the future of residential battery storage.

Here’s a list of other activities to enjoy during the Energy Block Party:

Touch-A-Truck event: Visit with our lineworkers and check out our bucket and digger trucks. Thanks to our community partners, you can also marvel at a fire engine, a SWAT bearcat, an all-electric bus, Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue’s Kidscopter and more.

EV car show: Thinking about going electric, but don’t know where to start? Come by and get information from your neighbors – including PUD employees – and find out what they really think of their electric vehicles.

Energize Your Home: Our lobby will be full of fun booths and PUD experts. Visit booths for giveaways and information. Topics include customer service, natural resources, human resources, water, solar, education, vegetation management and more. Come talk with members from every corner of the PUD.

Food: There will be even more food options at this year’s event. Choose from Vulpine Espresso, Baker’s Dozen Mini Doughnuts, Ryan’s REZ-ipes, Paparepas and Momo’s Kebabs.

Children’s activities: Check out the PUD’s Education team booth, where kids can build a simple circuit – with a PUD teacher – and use that circuit to color a button featuring our mascot, Zap. We’ll also have mascots available for meet-and-greets and our famous high-voltage demonstrations.

As a public power utility, we are here to serve you, we’re excited to see you again, and we thank you for being our customers. For more information, including important information on parking and transit access, visit our website:

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