PSE COVID-19 Response

As a provider of an essential service, we are working to ensure we are here for our customers, our community and our employees as coronavirus impacts the region.

We know some of our business and residential customers might be worried about paying their bills. Here are measurable actions we’ve taken on behalf of our customers:

  • PSE will not be disconnecting customers for non-payment during this time.
  • During Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” order, PSE will only respond to emergency and make-safe situations which require restoration of power or natural gas such as: outages, natural gas leaks/odors, and low-hanging wire. We will also be working to support the essential facilities and services as listed in Governor Inslee’s critical infrastructure throughout our community.
  • PSE will work with our customers on options such as payment plans and choosing a new bill due date.
  • PSE has an energy assistance portal to facilitate access to funds available to income qualified customers.
  • PSE is requiring our employees to maintain social distancing while working in the field. We encourage our customers to do the same when engaging with our employees.

PSE Covid-19 Response
 
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As our region’s corporations and municipalities seek to reduce their planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, they are seeking to add renewable power to their energy portfolio. To meet this need,
PSE created Green Direct, a renewable energy program specifically designed to meet our
customer demand.

This ground-breaking initiative is an effort to provide a dual solution for PSE’s corporate and municipal customers. One that meets both carbon reduction goals, providing them with the ability
to purchase 100 percent of their energy from a dedicated, local, renewable energy resource, while providing them with a stable, cost efficient solution.

Skookumchuck Wind Energy Project

135 megawatts of wind energy will supply power to nearly 30,000 homes

The initial project being developed for the Green Direct program is the Skookumchuck Wind Energy Project. Plans call for Skookumchuck to be constructed in 2019 and produce up to 135 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy. The project will be built on Weyerhaeuser timber land, located in Lewis County in southwestern Washington.

Port of Longview handles parts for Skookumchuck

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