Reminder: PSE to answer questions about Energize Eastside April 21
April 19, 2014
NEW — 1 p.m. April 19, 2014
It was a request heard loud and clear at the most recent Energize Eastside workshop. Residents wanted a forum dedicated to solely asking questions of the Puget Sound Energy representatives.
They are now getting that opportunity, as PSE has scheduled a question-and-answer session for April 21 in the Renton Technical College cafeteria, 3000 N.E. Fourth St.
The Energize Eastside project, in response to the region’s growing power needs, will bring new higher capacity electric transmission lines to the Eastside.
The new lines will extend from a substation in Redmond to Renton, but the exact route the lines will take is currently undecided. One of the proposed routes directly affects the Olympus neighborhood, and many residents attended the April 1 Newcastle City Council meeting to voice their concerns about the project.
The segment of concern for Newcastle is Route M, which is located from Southeast 95th Way to Newcastle Way. The corridor is on the westside of the Eden’s Grove subdivision and on the eastside of the Olympus and Hazelwood communities.
Residents will get the chance to directly ask or write down questions to share with a panel that includes a representative from PSE and national experts. The April 21 event is scheduled to go from 6-9 p.m.
Questions can be submitted online in advance of the forum at www.energizeeastside.com/question-and-answer-session. Questions were accepted online through April 18.
Those submitted online will be presented to the panel during the meeting and similar questions may be combined by the moderator. The panel will prioritize providing answers to questions asked during the meeting, but will address online questions as time permits.
PSE will also host its second sub-area committee workshop April 24.
The company has formed sub-area committees to delve further into three geographic sub-areas on the Eastside. At the workshop, the committees will work side-by-side with community members to learn more about the project, understand local area issues and assess potential route segments against community values.
The workshop is from 6:30-9 p.m. April 24 at Renton Technical College, 3000 N.E. Fourth St., Renton. Learn more about the project at www.energizeeastside.com. Questions should be directed to the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voicemail at 1-800-548-2614 toll free.