September Wind Storm

Damage assessment and restoration efforts underway

The first storm of the season brought damaging winds and continuing rain through Western Washington, causing power outages around our service area. Gusty winds toppled leaf-heavy trees – which were already weakened by the dry summer heat – causing extensive damage to the electrical system across the Puget Sound region.

Currently there are 62,592 customers without power and 84,000 customers have been restored since the beginning of this storm.

Our crews are working as quickly as they can to safely assess damage and make repairs to equipment. Our Emergency Coordination Center and local storm bases remain open to coordinate restoration efforts.

Our first step in restoring power is damage assessment: getting a look at what’s been done to the system and determining the extent of repairs that are needed. Once that work is complete, we can better estimate the time for repairs and provide estimated restoration times. This process takes time, especially when access remains an issue due to unsafe weather conditions.


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Safety first. Never touch or go within 35 feet of downed power lines because they might be energized. Call PSE at 1-888-225-5773 or 911 to report problems.

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Beyond Net Zero Carbon by 2045

TOGETHER, creating a clean energy future for all


We aspire to be a beyond net zero carbon energy company by 2045.

To achieve this vision, we’re pursuing a collection of commitments and aspirational goals:

  • We’re committed to reducing emissions from PSE electric and gas operations and electric supply to net zero by 2030. By 2045, PSE will have a 100% carbon-free electric supply.
  • We aspire to reach net zero carbon emissions for natural gas used in customer homes and businesses by 2045, with an interim target of a 30% emissions reduction by 2030.
  • We will go beyond reducing emissions that we report by partnering with customers and industry to reduce carbon across sectors and across the state.

The path to achieving Beyond Net Zero Carbon is complex. We don’t have all of the answers today, but with the right combination of technology, policy, and partnership, we believe this is possible.

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Our commitment

Energy is essential for communities, and we’re committed to creating a better energy future for our customers and neighbors across the region.

Beyond partnering to support our customers through this difficult time, our mission today is deep decarbonization and greenhouse gas emissions reduction. We were an early leader in addressing climate change, investing billions in renewable resources and energy efficiency for homes and businesses. Now, we are on the path to meeting the current and future needs of our customers and to deliver on the objectives of Washington’s Clean Energy Transformation Act.

Our customers want clean energy and we’re committed to working together to make this a reality. As part of our commitment, we’re:

Skookumchuck Wind Facility

Helping businesses and cities meet their clean energy goals

Our industry-leading Green Direct program allows PSE corporate and governmental customers to purchase 100 percent of their energy from dedicated, local, renewable energy resources. We’re continuing to add even more renewables to help customers reduce their carbon emissions.

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Carbon Captureand Forest Management

Innovations in carbon capture, forest management

The Winston Creek Forest Carbon Project is an innovative forest management project by Port Blakely. It seeks to lower greenhouse gas emissions by increasing the biomass of its forest, achieved by extending forest rotation age twenty years.

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Electrify your ride

Need support for your business?

Get assistance with your energy bill and ideas to reduce your usage.

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Tile Carbon Balance

Go carbon neutral, today

Our Carbon Balance program helps you offset your carbon footprint, today.

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Tile Natural Gas Key To A Better Future

Natural gas: Key to a better energy future

On cold days when the sun isn’t shining and the wind isn’t blowing, it's essential as an immediate fuel to generate electricity.

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See how we’re creating a better energy future through carbon capture projects, energy efficiency programs and more, right here in the Pacific Northwest.