- Project Update: Bellevue City Council vote advances Energize Eastside

On Nov. 14, 2019, the Bellevue City Council voted 6-0 to deny appeals by project opponents. We are pleased with the Council’s vote as it’s another step forward for the Energize Eastside project.

With this vote, the Council confirmed the City staff’s recommendation and the Hearing Examiner’s decision to approve a Conditional Use Permit for the south Bellevue portion of the project. Their conclusions were based on the extensive project record, which includes studies by the City’s own transmission expert and the Partner Cities’ State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) consultant. All these studies independently confirmed that the project is needed to address the reliability of the Eastside’s electric grid, including in Bellevue.

Combined with electric conservation, Energize Eastside will keep the lights on for the Eastside’s growing communities for years to come. Stay tuned for updates!

Learn more

  • To view the Bellevue Hearing Examiner’s decision approving the south Bellevue portion of the project, visit the City’s website.
  • PSE continues to meet with property owners along the existing corridor to discuss our plans and how we’ll replace trees once the project is complete. To learn more, visit our webpage for property owners.