Puget Sound Energy transmission line project
Talbot-PACCAR transmission line upgrade
2018 project updates
- This project is currently in the permitting phase.
- Permit applications were submitted in early April 2018.
- Construction is expected to begin as soon as late summer 2018.
To improve electric service reliability, PSE plans to rebuild the existing 1.5-mile transmission line between the Talbot Hill and PACCAR substations in Renton. We will replace aging equipment and increase the capacity of the local electric system, ensuring we can continue to serve customers reliably in the area well into the future.
We plan to rebuild the transmission line with higher-capacity wire and new poles that are similar to the existing poles. In some areas, the wood poles that support the existing transmission line also hold a distribution line; this configuration will remain after the project is complete.