June 11-12 Power Outage Planned in Anacortes’s Skyline Area

Puget Sound Energy Upgrading Neighborhood’s Underground Electric Cable

BURLINGTON, Wash. (June 1, 2012) – About 580 Puget Sound Energy customers in the Skyline neighborhood of Anacortes will be without electric service during the day on Monday and Tuesday, June 11-12, while utility crews install new underground electric cable.

The planned power outage will last from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The affected area extends roughly from Highland Drive east to Marine Heights Way, and from Yorkshire Drive and Jasper Way south to the intersection of Marine Drive and Cliff Lane.

“This cable-replacement project will give our Skyline customers more reliable, trouble-free service,” said Brian Gentry, PSE manager of government and community relations in Skagit County. “Underground power lines aren’t directly affected by wind storms and falling trees, but they can experience outages as the lines age.”

PSE contractors are replacing the neighborhood’s old underground power lines with upgraded, 12,500-volt cable.

About Puget Sound Energy

Washington state’s oldest local energy company, Puget Sound Energy serves 1.1 million electric customers and more than 750,000 natural gas customers in 11 counties. A subsidiary of Puget Energy, PSE meets the energy needs of its customers, in part, through cost-effective energy efficiency, procurement of sustainable energy resources, and far-sighted investment in energy-delivery infrastructure. PSE employees are dedicated to providing great customer service that is safe, dependable and efficient. For more information, visit www.PSE.com.

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