PSE is working with Washington State Ferries (WSF) on their plans to electrify the ferry between Seattle and Bainbridge Island. For more information on their plans, please visit the WSF website.
To support the electric capacity needed to charge the electric ferries we currently anticipate installing a distribution feeder line solely for the ferry electric load. At this time, WSF is planning on utilizing a rate schedule that allows PSE to curtail the load during peak times. Meaning that on a cold winter’s morning when electric use is highest, PSE may curtail ferry charging to ensure capacity is available for our customers. We are early in the process and will have more information on details, like where the line will be located, as we move forward.
We will continue to work closely with WSF on the electric need for their ferry electrification plans as they progress.
Committed to keeping you informed
WSF is in the early stages of their project and we’re committed to keeping the community informed of PSE’s work to support their efforts. Please reach out to us if you have questions.