Current project updates

Below is a list of Bainbridge Island specific projects that PSE is currently working on. Click on a link to learn more about the project.


  • 2023

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    January 2023

    Topics include: Happy New Year from Puget Sound Energy!, Looped transmission will improve electric reliability on Bainbridge Island, Downed power lines - Keep clear of fallen utility wires!, PSE and PSE Foundation grant $1.15m to organizations to empower community resiliency, Indipino Community of Bainbridge Island and Vicinity.

  • 2022

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    January 2022

    Topics: Storm season is here. Make sure you're prepared!, Missing Link Project (Murden Cove - Winslow 115kv) community announcement & Community Sounding Board (CSB) summaries, Get to know the Puget Sound Energy Foundation (PSEF)!,Puget Sound Energy Foundation (PSEF) 2021 Kitsap County grant recipients!, PSEF grants at work in our community: Island Volunteer Caregivers (IVC).

    February 2022

    Topics: PSE is investing in a greener future through battery projects, PSE Foundation awards $800,000 in grants to support organizations helping those in need, PSE Foundation's 2021 Community Healing Program: Peacock Family Services, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art's smARTfilms Series: Executive Order 9066 at Eighty, IslandWood Dinner in the Woods is coming soon.

    March 2022

    Topics: Bainbridge Island electric system improvements, Battery spotlight: Tenino microgrid, PSE partners with the Seattle Kraken and Bainbridge Community Foundation, PSE supports Bainbridge Prepares in Public Health Initiatives.

    April 2022

    Topics: Puget Sound Energy awards nearly $1 million in solar installation grants, Join the Bainbridge Island Climate Smart Challenge!, Samish Island Community Battery Demonstration, Bainbridge Island Historical Museum unveils new exhibit, KiDiMu presents Explore Bainbridge: Walkable Winslow,

    May 2022

    Topics: WUTC approves PSE's new and expanded EV charging programs, PSE's Clean Building Accelerator Helps Commercial Building Owners, Apply for the 2022 competitive grants program (now through June 30), PSE supports Bainbridge Island Trails.

    June 2022

    Topics: Beginning fieldwork for the Murden Cove - Winslow 115kV Line Project, Testing battery storage for businesses at PSE's Poulsbo Service Center, Bainbridge Island Auction & Rummage Sale - July 2, Street Dance - July 3, starting at 6 p.m., Grand Old 4th of July, Bainbridge Youth Service - Fun Run on the 4th of July, Sounds of Summer Concert Series at Battle Point Park - Free!

    July 2022

    Topics: PSE awards a solar grant to the Suquamish Tribe, Murden Cove - Winslow 115kV Transmission Line project schedule, Battery storage projects and storing your own power, Bainbridge Island Auction & Rummage Sale - The results are in!, Michael Birkhead wins grand prize of Grand Old 4th poster contest, Bainbridge Island Studio Tour, The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary asks you to mark your small craft, Lower Baker Dam Visitor Center and day-use park reopen after renovations.

    August 2022

    Topics: Hybrid energy solutions for Bainbridge Island, Ready to generate your own solar energy? PSE is here to help!, Bainbridge Island Land Trust, Bainbridge Island Senior/ Community Center's Resource Fair, Vitalize Kitsap Seahawks viewing party on September 18, Housing Resources Bainbridge Community Land Trust expands and celebrates, Bainbridge Prepares builds resilient communities.

    September 2022

    Topics: Reliability vs. capacity: How PSE will meet Bainbridge Island's growing needs, Bainbridge Island Land Trust announces additional protected land near Manzanita Bay, Rotary high school intern honors PSE essential worker David Whitbeck, Call to the Wild Gala Auction, Bainbridge Schools Foundation kicks off fall fundraising campaign.

    October 2022

    Topics: Tree inventory fieldwork, Increase your energy efficiency and lower your bills, PSE Avian Protection Program & West Sound Wildlife Shelter, Scarlet Road believes in freedom for every person, Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center.

    November 2022

    Topics: Peak Energy Rewards on Bainbridge Island, Storm season is here. Make sure you're prepared!, Bainbridge Island Winter Studio Tour, Outdoor holiday experience at Bloedel Reserve.

  • 2021

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    January 2021

    Topics: PSE sets "Beyond Net Zero Carbon by 2045" goal, Segment Explorer tool launched at the "missing link" community workshop and The ECO-PAC powers Kitsap storm staging area.

    March 2021

    Topics: More than $1 million awarded in solar installation grants, Upcoming CSB 5 meeting, PSE Foundation provides grants to five local organizations

    April 2021

    Topics: RSVP for May 3, 2021 online workshop, Community Sounding Board meeting recap, Highlighting Bainbridge Youth Services, Highlighting Helpline House, Raising Resilience hosts a sexual assault awareness event to support youth, Highlighting the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum.

    May 2021

    Topics: PSE shares "missing link" route options at second online community workshop, Share your feedback for the "missing link" project by June 2, Rotary Auction & Rummage Sale is back for 2021, Highlighting the Bainbridge Island Land Trust, Reflection and contemplation at Bloedel Reserve, Be part of the clean electricity transformation and take our survey by June 1

    June 2021

    Topics: COVID-19 Bill Assistance Program, PSE forms Equity Advisory Group as it develops its Clean Energy Implementation Plan, Upcoming Winslow Tap pole replacement work, The Kids Discovery Museum (KiDiMu) reopens, Highlighting West Sound Wildlife Shelter.

    July 2021

    Topics: PSE Foundation's Community HEALing grants open now, PSE seeks bid for new energy resources, PSE will host online information sessions this year, Bainbridge Island Rotary Auction, PSE sponsors film "Honor Thy Mother", PSE supports Housing Resources Bainbridge first digital newsletter.

    August 2021

    Topics: Underground transmission line information session recap, upcoming information session on electric and magnetic fields, Deadline extended - Apply for a PSE Foundation HEALing grant, Green Power on Bainbridge Island, Bid & Buy for BIMA, Bainbridge Island's Day of Preparedness.

    September 2021

    Topics: Looking toward storm season, National Drive Electric Week, Upcoming information session on electric and magnetic fields, 2021 Haunted Hay Ride, Bainbridge Island Senior/ Community Center Resource Fair, Kitsap Strong Resiliency Summit.

    October 2021

    Topics: Puget Sound Energy invites public comment on Draft Clean Energy Implementation Plan, Energy Awareness Month, PSE's Community Solar program, Recap of electric and magnetic fields (EMF) information session, PSE Supports KidsUp! The Next Generation of Play at Battle Point Park on Bainbridge Island.

    November 2021 (Corrected)

    Topics: Join us for the announcement of the preferred route for the “missing link” transmission line project, Bainbridge Island City Council’s recommendations on the routing of the Missing Link, Stay cozy and comfy this fall while saving on energy efficient options for your home, Bainbridge Island Winter Studio Tour, Holiday at Fay is back on Bainbridge Island.

    December 2021

    Topics: PSE's Clean Energy Implementation Plan (CEIP) is here, PSE selects a route for "missing link" transmission line to improve reliability on Bainbridge Island, Community Sounding Board wrap-up, PSE supports park and recreation programs on Bainbridge Island.

  • 2020

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    January 2020

    Topics: Join an online information session, apply for PSE's Community Sounding Board, Fletcher Bay-area distribution upgrades are underway, PSE helps families and the environment through its 'Powerful Patnerships' program, High voltage safety presentation recap and Bloedel Reserve Solstice Walks.

    Feburary/March 2020

    Topics: Ready to make the switch to an electric vehicle article, thanks for joining our first online information session, kicking off the community engagement process for the "missing link" transmission line, 2019 Powerful Partners celebration, Improving neighborhood electric reliability for the Crystal Springs/Point White area

    May 2020

    Topics: Community Sounding Board meeting resumes online, supporting communities dealing with the impacts of COVID-19 and Powerful Partner spotlight-Housing Resources Bainbridge.

    June 2020

    Topics: survey work begins for NE Lafayette Avenue project, thanks for joining our first Community Sounding Board meetings, update project beginning on Bainbridge, Bainbridge Island Land Trust sponsorship and Bainbridge Youth Services Fun Run.

    August 2020

    Topics: PSE foundation COVID-19 response and recovery competitive grants, upgrade and save on energy-efficient products, upcoming information sessions for the "missing link" transmission line, Fletcher Bay Road project complete, PSE runs for Bainbridge Youth Services and Preservation Partners Summer Celebration.

    September 2020

    Topics: PSE Up & Go Electric installs EV charging stations on Bainbridge Island, Join us for a Community Sounding Board transmission line information session, Bainbridge Community Foundation's Community Response Fund and We are all in on All in WA's Digital Equity initiative.

    October 2020

    Topics: Small Business Energy Makeover Contest, Winslow Tap transmission pole replacements, Update on the “missing link” transmission line community engagement, Bainbridge Prepares: Virtual Day of Preparedness, and Kitsap Humane Society’s Animal Krackers.

    December 2020

    Topics: PSE Green Direct customers begin receiving renewable energy from Skookumchuck Wind Facility, Go all in to help Washington State, Save the date for the community workshop for the "missing link" transmission line project, Community Response Fund delivers much-needed assistance to local non-profits, We are Raising Resilience together launched to support Bainbridge Island families, and Haunted Hayride hits the road.

  • 2019

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    February 2019

    Topics: Responding to snowstorms in Kitsap County, being prepared for inclement weather, Powerful Partner: Bainbridge Youth Services, renewable energy programs, Karen Brubeck moves to new role at PSE

    March 2019

    Topics: Welcoming PSE's new Community Outreach Team on Bainbridge, Powerful Partnership with West Sound Wildlife Shelter, Grand Old 4th Poster winner

    June 2019

    Topics: Save money and energy with offers from PSE, silent auction and party: BIMA Bash, Bainbridge Grand Old Fourth, BI Rotary Auction and Rummage sale

    July 2019

    Topics: Join us for a conversation on our energy future, a powerful partnership- your opportunity to double your impact, introducing the Eco-Pac, a battery on wheels, summer events recap: TeamPSE supports the Bainbridge Island Rotary Auction and Rummage Sale, Grand Old Fourth goes off with a bang, visit PSE at Sounds of Summer

    September 2019

    Topics: Joins us for Three Days of Preparedness, Thanks for the conversation, Bainbridge, PSE to attend local electric vehicle event, Sponsorship: Boledel Reserve Garden Party, Studio Tour, Sounds of Summer concert series, Movies in the Park and Housing Resources Bainbridge fundraising concert.

    October 2019

    Topics: Learn about our plans to improve electric reliability, storm season preparation, Drive Electric Kitsap, Three Days of Preparedness and Bainbridge Youth Services opens its doors to a brand new facility.

    November 2019

    Topics: Investing in electric reliability and grid modernization, help us shape project-related information sessions, Housing Resources annual fundraising breakfast, Bainbridge Youth Services breakfast, Turn Back Time Gala, Annual tree lighting ceremony and West Sound Wildlife Shelter's holiday open house.

    December 2019

    Topics: PSE moves closer to coal-free electricity years ahead of schedule, Apply for PSE's Community Sounding Board, Save the date for information session, Project presentation to Council, Bainbridge Island Downtown Association's holiday event recap and Winter Wonderland 2019.

  • 2018

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    December 2018

    Topics: Celebrating the holiday season on Bainbridge, BIDA Tree Lighting Ceremony, Bainbridge Island Studio tour, winter wonderland, support to Pleasant Beach Village, Helpline House Food Bank, restoring power after a storm

    October 2018

    Topics: October is National Energy Awareness Month, status of Green Direct program on Bainbridge, HORSE digester PSE pilot project ends, PSE's mobile app gets a major upgrade for more options, PSE sponsors 4th Annual 3-Days of Preparedness and Film

    September 2018

    Topics: 4th annual Three Days of Preparedness events, preparing for storm season, Bainbridge #1 in renewables programs, PSE in the Community.

    July 2018

    Topics: Rotary Club Annual Auction & Rummage Sale, BIDA Street Dance, BYS Fun run, Grand Old 4th, a shout out to our PSE meter department, August newsletter hiatus

    June 2018

    Topics: renewable outreach extended, HORSE biodigester updates, BIMA BASH!, Hunger doesn't take a vacation, KiDiMu anniversary celebration, upcoming events on Bainbridge Island

    April 2018

    Topics: reducing carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2040, 2018 Bainbridge renewables plan, 2017 renewables year in review, Bainbridge takes on climate change

    March 2018

    Topics: electric reliability improvements, 2018 Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce dinner, art scholarship winner, HORSE's new pasture, lowering our carbon footprint

    February 2018

    Topics: 2018 Powerful Partnerships, transformer replacement, Bainbridge Schools Foundation Gala Auction Dinner, Chilly Hilly Bike Race, BYS Fun Run artwork contest

    January 2018

    Topics: reducing PSE's carbon footprint 50 percent by 2040, HORSE biodigester finds new pasture, long term reliability on Bainbridge, staying safe around high voltage electricity

  • 2017

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    December 2017

    Topics: how power is restored after a storm, holiday season events, Powerful Partnership, sponsorship of Helpline House, Bainbridge Youth Services, and Bainbridge Island Downtown Association

    October 2017

    Topics: October town halls, how power gets to you, preparing for storm season, new Powerful Partner

    September 2017

    Topics: Invitation to upcoming town halls, HORSE biodigester update, August-September events, Helpline House and IslandWood sponsorships

    July 2017

    Topics: Working together on the Island's energy future, Blakely Ave NE undergrounding project, PSE supports KiDiMu summer programming, 4th of July events on Bainbridge, Green Direct program

    June 2017

    Topics: City’s electric utility effort, PSE supports Bainbridge Island Museum of Art auction, Green Power, Bainbridge in Bloom garden tour, Bainbridge Schools Foundation emergency preparedness grant

    May 2017

    Topics: City’s electric utility effort, PSE sponsors art award, Green Direct, Solar Choice, Green Power

    April 2017

    Topics: City’s electric utility effort, system improvement projects, new Solar Choice program

    March 2017

    Topics: Town Hall questions and answers, PSE sponsorship highlights, new phone number

    February 2017

    Topics: Upcoming town halls discussing City’s electric utility effort, PSE awards over $40,000 to the Grow Community, new Facebook page and newly updated website

    January 2017

    Topics: City’s electric utility effort, PSE sponsorship highlights, Harbour Public House bio-digester and new Facebook page

  • 2016

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    November/December 2016

    Topics: City’s electric utility effort, PSE’s donation to Boys & Girls club, high-voltage training, Harbour Public House bio-digester, and recent and upcoming reliability projects on the island

    October 2016

    Topics: City’s electric utility effort, PSE’s Green Power Program, Bainbridge Prepares event, storm season preparation and Harbour Public House bio-digester

    September 2016

    Topics: City of Bainbridge Island’s efforts to form an electric utility, Harbour Public House bio-digester pilot project, recent reliability projects on the island and the Bainbridge Prepares event