As a provider of an essential service, we are working to ensure we are here for our customers, our community and our employees as coronavirus impacts the region.

With Governor Inslee’s Safe Start Washington county-by-county phased re-opening approach, PSE is gradually returning maintenance and construction crews back into the field and offices. PSE’s highest priority is the health and safety of our employees and communities. As such, we continue to adhere to current CDC guidance regarding COVID-19 while working in our community.

We are requiring our employees to maintain physical distancing while working in the field and offices. We encourage our customers to do the same when engaging with our employees.

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PSE’s Snoqualmie Falls Project License

The Federal Power Commission, now known as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), issued the original license for the Snoqualmie Falls Project as Project No. 2493 on May 13, 1975. The license, which was made retroactively effective as of March 1, 1956, expired on December 31, 1993.

As the end of a licensing period approaches, the FERC requires a thorough re-evaluation of a hydroelectric project before issuing a new license. The FERC's relicensing process can require years of extensive planning and collaboration that includes environmental studies, federal and state agency consultation and public involvement. The FERC must ensure that all issues and concerns related to a hydroelectric project are identified and discussed.

PSE filed a license application with the FERC on November 25, 1991. The FERC issued a new 40-year license for the Snoqualmie Falls Project on June 29, 2004. Meeting the many requirements in the license will continue to be a day-by-day job during the entire 40-year term, as PSE addresses the environmental, cultural, recreational and public-safety provisions in the license.

Project documents

Snoqualmie License Amendment Order 2009

Order amending license

Snoqualmie Falls Project: FERC Order of New License Amended

FERC Order of New License Amended 06/07/05

Snoqualmie Falls Project: FERC Order of New License

FERC Order of New License