New twists and turns for PSE’s transmission lines

New twists and turns for PSE’s transmission lines Since late 2013, Somerset has led the challenge to PSE’s so-called “Energize Eastside” project. We were the first neighborhood to question the need, safety, and environmental cost of replacing 18 miles of existing 115,000-volt transmission lines with massive poles and wires [...]

September 1st, 2016|

CENSE Background Articles

CENSE Background Articles There are dozens of great articles about rapid changes occurring in the electricity industry and how consumers will get their power in coming decades. CENSE members chose the articles below as our top five to get you up to speed on this topic. Click on the links to read them [...]

June 30th, 2015|

CENSE saves 300 trees

CENSE saves 300 trees Three hundred trees that line East Bellevue's 148th Avenue and NE 8th Street breathed a sigh of relief close to midnight on June 24, when the East Bellevue Community Council rejected PSE's proposal to build a new high-voltage power line along two beautiful urban boulevards. To be clear, [...]

June 30th, 2015|

Why no EIS?

Why no EIS? CENSE is now more than a year old. For most of that time, CENSE has been opposing PSE’s “Energize Eastside” mega-project. But there is a smaller project that PSE will begin building this year through the Lake Hills and Phantom Lake neighborhoods. PSE proposes to remove 295 trees [...]

April 1st, 2015|

What happened to the trees?

What happened to the trees? A letter to the editor Bellevue Reporter, March 19 According to a recent article in the Bellevue Reporter, PSE will pay the City of Bellevue almost a million dollars to compensate for the loss of 295 trees along 148th Ave SE and NE 8th Street. [...]

March 29th, 2015|

PSE’s Community Advisory Group

CAG Final Report PSE’s “Community Advisory Group” (CAG) held their final meeting in December, 2014. In a meeting attended by nearly 400 residents, the CAG decided to recommend two possible routes for the overhead transmission lines. Both routes follow the existing transmission corridor, but the slightly preferred route takes a short [...]

February 14th, 2015|


After a year of research, what has CENSE learned about Energize Eastside? This video presents our latest information, and what you can do to ensure a better outcome for your community.

August 9th, 2014|

Bellevue listens!

If you have any doubts that the lobbying and public education efforts of CENSE are having an impact on this debate, please watch at least a few minutes of this video clip from the July 7 meeting of the Bellevue City Council. CENSE has been relentless insisting that an independent [...]

July 17th, 2014|