Is Energize Eastside necessary? Respected industry experts Rich Lauckhart and Roger Schiffman ran computer simulations to find out. Their conclusion: PSE is using an impossible situation to try to scare residents into funding a billion-dollar project.
Industry consultant EQL Energy considers EIS Alternative 2. Short answer: Alternative 2 is the best solution for the Eastside’s energy future, but it is incompletely described and analyzed in the EIS, and PSE has stacked the deck in favor of transmission lines.
The final version of the Seventh Power Plan from the Northwest Power and Conservation Council will be released in late February. This link goes to the draft version, which includes many statements about consumption trends and future growth that are at odds with PSE. Is the Eastside truly an anomaly, or is PSE putting its business interests ahead of its customers?
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