NE Hidden Cove Road

As part of an ongoing effort to improve electric safety and reliability on Bainbridge Island, we made upgrades to the electric system along NE Hidden Cove Road between Komedal Road NE and Phelps Road NE.

We have replaced several aging utility poles and the existing electric wire with tree wire, where feasible. Tree wire is a specially coated, overhead wire that’s designed to prevent an electric short (and subsequent outage) when a tree limb falls into a power line. By installing tree wire in other locations in PSE’s service area, we’ve reduced power outages caused by falling limbs by up to 95%.

We also installed underground cable along NE Hidden Cove Road between Running Springs Place NE and Selfors Lane NE (see project map below).

These improvements increase the Island’s electric reliability by adding redundancy to the system and allowing crews to restore power more quickly during outages.

We began construction in July 2023 and completed work in February 2024.

NE Hidden Cove Road project area
NE Hidden Cove Road project area | Click to enlarge