Energize Eastside Permit Documents

In October 2017, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) began submitting permit applications to build Energize Eastside. So far, they have submitted applications for South Bellevue, Newcastle, and Renton. Links to application documents can be found below. PSE’s plan is to build the south section from Renton to South Bellevue first. After the south half is complete and powered up, they will build the north half (ref).

How do we get a better alternative for our energy future? The first step is to tell each city to reject the permit to build this project. PSE could then submit an application to use 21st-century technologies (like batteries) to provide reliable electricity to the Eastside.

Its easy to comment by using our Permit Application Comment Guide. The guide will help you formulate and send comments to your city.

Energize Eastside is not a done deal. PSE has only applied for permits, and only in a few segments. The company must apply for additional permits in north Bellevue, Newcastle, Redmond, and Renton. In each city, there will be opportunities for the public to comment and possible court challenges.

Below are links to the Permit Application documents submitted by PSE. CENSE is currently reviewing the thousands of pages in the applications, and will keep you informed via our newsletter. Sign up for the newsletter now to keep up to date!

Use these links to jump to the section below for each city:
RentonNewcastle • Bellevue South • Bellevue NorthRedmond • Unincorporated King County

For more general information, an overview can be found here: The Energize Eastside EIS and Permitting Process


Status: Applications have been filed

Check back. Documents will be posted here soon.


Status: Applications have been filed and are under review by Newcastle for completeness.

Documents may be found on the Newcastle Website: Energize Eastside – City of Newcastle


PSE is applying for permits to build the Bellevue stretch in two phases. Phase 1 application has been submitted. Phase 2 application has not. There will also be permit applications submitted for Newcastle, and Renton.

Bellevue Phase 1 – South

Status: Status: Application has been filed. Links to documents are below.

PSE Project Overview

Energize Eastside Fact Sheet

PSE Project Plans and Reports

These documents can also be found on the Bellevue city website at:

Bellevue Phase 2 – North

Application has not yet been filed


Status: Application has not yet been filed.

Unincorporated King County

Status: Application has not yet been filed.

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