- August 2021 Update: Energize Eastside transmission line construction begins and north half permitting continues
Transmission line construction is starting for the Energize Eastside project
Construction will begin in Renton in September 2021. Upcoming construction activities will include additional site preparation (including vegetation removal), construction of new poles and removal of old poles, demobilization and clean-up, and restoration. We'll keep nearby residents and businesses informed of our work and property-specific activities. For more information on transmission line construction activities, visit our Construction webpage.
Construction continues for the Richards Creek substation
PSE is currently constructing the new Richards Creek substation in Bellevue. Construction started in September 2020 and is expected to be complete in fall 2021. We aim to continue and complete the work safely, efficiently, and in a way that minimizes disruptions. We'll keep the local community informed of our work and progress. For more information on the substation's construction activities, visit our Construction webpage.
Permitting process moving forward
We have received permits for the southern portion of the project in Renton and south Bellevue. Additionally, we have submitted Conditional Land Use Permit (CUP) applications for the northern portion of the project in north Bellevue and Redmond.
Each city has their own unique permitting process that includes opportunities for public involvement. We look forward to continuing to progress through the permitting process. Once we have the necessary permits, we'll begin construction on the northern portion of the project.