PSE’s Energize Eastside will power the Eastside's growth into the future
In order to develop route options, we identified potential route segments between Renton and Redmond, shown at right. To help identify these route segments, we took into account not only electrical feasibility, but dozens of non-electrical factors, like geographic barriers, land uses and impacts on the environment.
Please read the Project Constraint and Opportunity Study for Linear Site Selection Executive Summary for background information.
Working with the community to determine a route
In December 2013, PSE announced the project and began a multi-year community outreach effort to share information and to review and gather feedback on potential route options. We also collaborated with local cities, residents, businesses and a 24-member Community Advisory Group.
Through the public route discussion process, the Community Advisory Group selected the Oak and Willow routes as their final recommendation for PSE's consideration.
Route options primarily use the existing corridor
PSE is currently considering four route options that primarily use the existing transmission line corridor: Oak 1, Willow 1, Oak 2 and Willow 2. View the route options on the interactive map.