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

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