PSE’s planners and engineers analyzed a variety of approaches to address the Eastside’s growing energy needs, including reducing demand through conservation, increasing the capacity of our existing transmission lines, generating energy locally, and building new infrastructure. After a comprehensive review, PSE and independent experts determined that a combination of continued conservation and infrastructure upgrades – a new substation and higher capacity transmission lines – is the best way to reliably meet the Eastside’s growing energy needs.
We've looked at many ways to solve the Eastside's electrical problem. We studied whether the Eastside’s electrical needs could be addressed with other alternatives rather than building new infrastructure. Read the solutions report and the non-wires solutions analysis to learn more about alternatives that were analyzed.
Both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process studied project alternatives. For more information about the alternatives studied, visit EnergizeEastsideEIS.org.