What is PSE doing to improve reliability?

While there are unique challenges, our goal is to improve reliability. PSE invests every year to improve electric reliability on Bainbridge Island. We’ve invested over $29 million since 2010 in upgrades and improvements to the system, including:

  • Rebuilt the Port Madison transmission line.
  • Rebuilt Agate Pass towers.
  • Undergrounded distribution lines where technically feasible. Refer to the FAQ in the next section for information about how we determine which lines to put underground, and how that's paid for.
  • Replaced miles of distribution with tree wire (specically coated wire that's less susceptible to falling branches). 
  • Trimmed trees near overhead power lines.