We’ll begin construction of Energize Eastside once we have the necessary permits. We anticipate constructing the project in 2019.
We need to build Energize Eastside in two construction phases to keep the backbone of the existing transmission system online and serving customers. 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 first. Once we’ve energized the southern portion of the project, we will begin work on the northern portion.