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.

With Governor Inslee’s Safe Start Washington county-by-county phased re-opening approach, PSE is gradually returning maintenance and construction crews back into the field and offices. PSE’s highest priority is the health and safety of our employees and communities. As such, we continue to adhere to current CDC guidance regarding COVID-19 while working in our community.

We are requiring our employees to maintain physical distancing while working in the field and offices. We encourage our customers to do the same when engaging with our employees.

Residential Customers
Small Business Customers

Puget Sound Energy transmission line project

Talbot-PACCAR transmission line upgrade

2019 project updates

  • This project is currently in the permitting phase.
  • Permit applications were submitted in early April 2018.
  • • Construction start date is currently pending.

Project Overview

To improve electric service reliability, PSE plans to rebuild the existing 1.5-mile transmission line between the Talbot Hill and PACCAR substations in Renton. We will replace aging equipment and increase the capacity of the local electric system, ensuring we can continue to serve customers reliably in the area well into the future.

We plan to rebuild the transmission line with higher-capacity wire and new poles that are similar to the existing poles. In some areas, the wood poles that support the existing transmission line also hold a distribution line; this configuration will remain after the project is complete.

Contact us

We welcome your questions and comments! Please contact:

Ryan Wieder
Project Manager