Project updates

  • PSE’s highest priority is the health and safety of our employees and communities. As such, we are requiring our employees to maintain social distancing while working in the field. We encourage our customers to do the same when engaging with our employees.  
  • The fieldwork that began in January will now continue through July 2020. PSE staff and contractors are working in the corridor periodically to conduct land surveys, utility mapping, tree inventories and wetland delineations to inform our project design.
  • Crews may need to trim brush for access in order to conduct this work.
  • Typical work hours for crews will be weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Crews will wear safety vests and carry identification at all times.
  • Crews may occasionally require access through private property to reach certain sections of the line. Please reach out to the project team if you require advance notice — we’ll reach out 24 hours in advance.
  • Refer to the fieldwork fact sheet for more information. 

Project overview

PSE plans to rebuild the existing 4.5 mile Winslow Tap transmission line. The Winslow Tap is the only transmission line serving the Winslow substation, which supplies power to 3,500 homes and businesses on the south end of the island.

The transmission line was built in 1960 and some of its equipment is nearing the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced. In addition, the line is in a heavily-vegetated corridor with difficult terrain, which makes outage response challenging.

We plan to rebuild the aging infrastructure by replacing the poles and equipment and installing new conductor (wire). We’ll also improve safety and access along the existing corridor so we can continue to serve customers reliably well into the future. For more information, review our project fact sheet.

Committed to keeping you informed

We're in the early stages of this project and we’re committed to keeping property owners informed of our progress. Please reach out to us if you have questions.

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