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Newcastle Evaluating Energize Eastside Permit

image: current transmission line
Today: Existing power lines and poles in Newcastle.
image: proposed transmission line
The future? Taller poles and higher-voltage power lines proposed by PSE’s Energize Eastside project.

Newcastle does not need higher-voltage power lines for reliable electricity

CENSE will continue to oppose PSE’s Energize Eastside project at the Newcastle Hearing and challenge PSE’s claim that higher-voltage transmission lines are the only feasible way to provide reliable electricity for Newcastle and the Eastside. The Newcastle hearing will be the final opportunity for a city to deny a permit for the project’s “South Segment” which also includes south Bellevue and Renton. If the permit is approved, a judicial appeal by CENSE would be the next legal action.

A study by a respected industry consulting firm engaged by CENSE shows that a less expensive and state-of-the-art solution combining solar power, battery storage and demand response would provide reliable electricity for Eastside PSE customers, maintain Newcastle’s and the Eastside’s quality of life and avoid any safety threats to the Olympic Pipeline.

The Plan     Reliable Electricity • Quality of Life • Safety

CENSE is the voice of the community for smart energy choices for the Eastside. We are volunteer-run and donor-funded, in our seventh year of meeting with city governments and the WUTC to challenge the need for Energize Eastside. Click to learn more…

Energize Eastside is PSE’s project to build a massive transmission line through Eastside neighborhoods. It has been promoted with a campaign of half-truths and scare tactics. Click to learn more…

Renewable energy coupled with 21st century smart grid and storage technologies would provide better cleaner and more reliable electricity at a lower cost than PSE’s transmission line. Click to learn more…

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