We're moving forward with permitting to keep the lights on
Reliable power is critical to Eastside communities' health, safety and economic vitality. Now is the time to upgrade.
PSE will soon begin submitting permit applications for the southern portion of the project. PSE's plan is to build and energize the new Richards Creek substation in Bellevue and upgrade the transmission lines in south Bellevue, Newcastle, and Renton by summer 2018. We anticipate submitting permits for the northern portion in Redmond and Bellevue later this year.
We need to build Energize Eastside in two construction phases to keep the backbone of the existing transmission system online and serving customers. By having the southern portion in service by next summer, we can avoid the need for rolling blackout plans. Once we've energized the southern portion of the project, we will begin work on the northern portion.
We'll keep property owners and the community up to date on project progress
We appreciate the community's input and ongoing interest in Energize Eastside. During permitting and as we prepare for construction, we'll continue reaching out to property owners and keep the community up to date on our progress.