Update on the “missing link” transmission line community engagement


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As part of our solution to improve reliability on the island, we’re planning to build the “missing link” transmission line between the Murden Cove and Winslow substations. This year, we launched a community engagement process to help inform our routing process for a new transmission line to improve electric reliability on Bainbridge Island.

We’ve had multiple meetings with the Community Sounding Board (CSB) to gather input and feedback on the routing process and routing criteria, as well as providing insights into the transmission line project need and the other investments PSE is making in reliability and grid modernization on the island.

We’ve also hosted two information sessions with industry experts on topics we heard people had questions about, such as undergrounding power lines. Slides and notes from previous meetings are available on our website: psebainbridge.participate.online.

Coming up: 

  • October 12: The next Community Sounding Board meeting is October 12 via Zoom. We’ll have a conversation about the segments for the “missing link” transmission line and how these can potentially be synthesized for a preferred route. This meeting is open to the public, visit this page for more details on how to call in: psebainbridge.participate.online.
  • Later this fall, PSE will host the first of two community workshops on the new transmission line project. The first workshop will invite the community to provide feedback on route segments, and the second workshop will ask community members to provide input on route options. Stay tuned for more information! 

Visit this page to learn more, including how to join the next CSB meeting: psebainbridge.participate.online.