Citizen groups to present about Energize Eastside
July 2, 2014
Andy Wappler, Puget Sound Energy’s vice president of corporate affairs, spoke about the company’s Energize Eastside project at the April 1 Newcastle City Council meeting.
Now, it’s the citizens’ turn to give their own presentations about the project. Newcastle resident Keith Hargis and the Olympus Homeowners Association offered their thoughts at the July 1 meeting.
Another resident, Larry Johnson, who has been vocal about his skepticism of the project, will offer his presentation at the 7 p.m. July 15 Newcastle City Council meeting. Johnson’s presentation will include a panel from the Coalition of Eastside Neighborhoods for Sensible Energy, an all-volunteer coalition of residents concerned about many aspects of the Energize Eastside project.
Energize Eastside, in response to the region’s growing power needs, will bring new higher capacity electric transmission lines to the Eastside.