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
PSE hosts Electric Car Ride and Drive event in Olympia
The free event takes place at the Capital Mall on Saturday, Sept.14

BELLEVUE, Wash. (9/12/2019) Puget Sound Energy will host a free, community-focused electric car ride and drive event in the Capital Mall parking lot between the Century Movie Theatre and REI from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14.

The public is invited to test drive a variety of electric cars in one location and on one day! Many of today’s most popular electric and plug-in hybrid cars will be available for test drives. Washington state recently exceeded its goal of having 50,000 electric vehicles on the roads by 2020 and PSE continues its efforts to get more electric cars on the road.

Drivers can zip around on a local test drive route and experience the fun, unique aspects of an electric car; these include an electric car’s energy-saving regenerative braking, quick starts off the line (thanks to the torque of the electric motor), and a quiet ride.

Staff from Puget Sound Energy will be available to answer questions about electric cars, carbon reduction efforts, and other associated energy programs. Dealership staff will be available to answer questions about buying or leasing an electric vehicle and provide more detailed information on specific vehicle models.

Test drives are free and on a first come first served basis. Drivers must be 21 or older and show a current driver’s license and insurance card.

Learn more about Puget Sound Energy’s Electric Car program.

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