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PSE Hosts Second Round of Neighborhood Workshops on Energize Eastside, New Question-and-Answer Session Added

BELLEVUE, Wash. (April 16, 2014) – The next series of neighborhood workshops is under way on the Energize Eastside project, which will allow Puget Sound Energy to bring new, higher-capacity electric transmission lines to serve the growing need of homes and businesses on the Eastside.

A session specifically designed to answer questions from community members has also been added, based on feedback received by PSE. Neighbors will be able to directly ask or write down questions that will be answered by representatives from PSE and national experts in various fields.

The question-and-answer session in Renton is from 6-9 p.m. All other meetings are from 6:30-9 p.m.

  North Sub-Area Project-Wide Central
Sub-Area
South Sub-Area
  Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center

16600 NE 80th St., Redmond
Renton Technical
College

3000 NE Fourth St., Renton
Hilton Bellevue
 
300 112th Ave. SE, Bellevue
Renton Technical College

3000 NE Fourth St., Renton
Workshop #2 April 16 -- April 23 April 24
Q & A Session -- April 21 -- --
Sub-Area Committee
Meeting
May 7 -- May 14 May 15

PSE started public outreach on the Energize Eastside project in January, with open houses, community meetings and neighborhood workshops.

Key information from all the events is funneled to a Community Advisory Group, which plans to make a recommendation on a route option to Puget Sound Energy in the fall. PSE expects to make the final decision on the path of the transmission lines by the end of this year.

The chosen route will move forward for design and permitting in early 2015. Construction on the new transmission lines is planned to begin in 2017, and should be operational in 2018.

A calendar at PSE.com/EnergizeEastside has the most up-to-date information.

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