Puget Sound Energy customers holding neighborhood party to celebrate Covington-Berrydale 230 kV construction project

Nearly complete transmission project to improve capacity and reliability in Covington area

What: Puget Sound Energy customers in the Highpointe neighborhood
  of Covington are holding a party to celebrate completion of PSE’s
  transmission line construction and the reopening and beautification of
  the neighborhood common area. The customers will briefly recognize
  those instrumental in the project and follow with a walk through of
  the newly beautified transmission right-of-way greenbelt.
Where: Highpointe Sports Court
  Corner of SE 264th Place and 162nd Ave. SE
When: Tuesday, March 31
  6 p.m.
Who: Highpointe residents
  PSE representatives
  Blue Sky Landscape Services representatives
Background: To improve electrical system reliability in South King County,
  PSE is building a 230 kilovolt (kV) transmission line as
  well as re-routing an existing 115 kV transmission line. The two-phase
  project will create a loop system to increase reliability and meet
  growth of the Covington area for years to come. In a loop system,
  electricity can be delivered to the same point from different paths in
  caseone path is out of service. PSE completed phase one of the project,
  re-routing of the existing 115 kV line, in November 2007. PSE began
  construction in August 2008 on the second phase, the new 230 kV
  transmission line that will run between the PSE Berrydale substation and
  the BPA Covington substation,. The transmission line portion of the
  construction was completed in December 2008. The transmission lines
  will be energized once work inside the PSE Berrydale and BPA Covington
  substations is complete in spring 2009.


Christina VerHeul, 1-888-831-7250

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