Puget Sound Energy is currently working on Energize Eastside – a project to build a new electric substation and higher capacity transmission lines to serve homes and businesses on the Eastside. This effort will upgrade the existing transmission system and provide more dependable power for all Eastside communities for many years to come.
A sizeable project such as this doesn’t come without some controversy and at least questions from concerned residents and businesses whose property may be affected by new or changing power lines. Puget Sound Energy has been hosting Community Advisory Group Meetings the past few months and has another planned in Bellevue on Wednesday, October 1st from 6:30-8:30 at the Red Lion Hotel Bellevue. Please consider attending this meeting to learn more and get involved.
The Bridle Trails neighborhood is one that could potentially be affected by this project. They will be discussing the project at their community meeting this Thursday evening, October 2nd at Cherry Crest Elementary beginning at 7pm.
Please take a minute to review the Puget Sound Energy Energize Eastside website to learn more about the project. The site includes good information about the growth and energy needs in our area as well as potential routes for these new transmission lines and even photo simulations.
Choose Your Way Bellevue is a great city run blog full of information to help us get out of our cars and explore more environmentally friendly ways to commute. Solo commuting Bellevue residents can even sign up for the Choose Your Way Bellevue Commute Challenge and win some great prizes! Please take a minute to check out their blog by clicking here – Choose Your Way Bellevue