PSE COVID-19 Response

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.

We know some of our business and residential customers might be worried about paying their bills. Here are measurable actions we’ve taken on behalf of our customers:

  • PSE will not be disconnecting customers for non-payment during this time.
  • During Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” order, PSE will only respond to emergency and make-safe situations which require restoration of power or natural gas such as: outages, natural gas leaks/odors, and low-hanging wire. We will also be working to support the essential facilities and services as listed in Governor Inslee’s critical infrastructure throughout our community.
  • PSE will work with our customers on options such as payment plans and choosing a new bill due date.
  • PSE has an energy assistance portal to facilitate access to funds available to income qualified customers.
  • PSE is requiring our employees to maintain social distancing while working in the field. We encourage our customers to do the same when engaging with our employees.

PSE Covid-19 Response
 
PSE helps families and the environment through its ‘Powerful Partnerships’ program

BELLEVUE, Wash. (1/7/2020) Puget Sound Energy is donating $200,000 across 24 organizations that focus on human services or the environment.

Puget Sound Energy continues its commitment to help the environment and human services organizations through its “Powerful Partnerships” program, now in its fourth year. This year, PSE will distribute $200,000 across 24 nonprofit organizations over its 6,000 square mile service area.

In addition to providing funding to the nonprofits, PSE will also partner with them to educate their clients, employees and donors on ways to save energy and money on their bills, as well as safety and emergency preparedness. These partnerships allow PSE to enhance community engagement and awareness by focusing its giving efforts.

“Puget Sound Energy cares about our communities and the environment, so teaming up with organizations committed to do the same made sense,” said PSE Vice President of Communications Andy Wappler. “Through these partnerships, not only can we provide funds to support the organizations’ missions but also educate the community on how we can create a better energy future working together.”

It will allow partners like Seattle Town Hall to engage residents on environmental issues near and far.

“Town Hall is excited to partner with Puget Sound Energy in bringing our sustainability-focused Town Green programming to regional audiences,” said Executive Director Wier Harman. “Town Green is a cornerstone of our annual calendar, and as the series enters its eighth season PSE's support will allow us to continue engaging our communities in events about the science and practice of sustainability and conservation, empowering residents to exercise a more informed and passionate environmental stewardship.”

Child Care Action Council is at the heart of child care and child safety in Thurston County. They work to promote and nurture early learning communities where children and families thrive; impacting thousands of children and their families in our community.

“With the cost of child care being equivalent to paying college tuition in Washington State each year, it’s wonderful to have tools for our families to help reduce other household expenses,” said Executive Director Gary Burris of the Child Care Action Council. “The partnership with PSE will help us educate families not only helping them conserve power, but also helping to reduce their overall energy bills.”

PSE is committed to working together to create a better energy future. Partnering with community organizations like these, helps PSE engage more people in that mission.

Our 2020 partners include:

Whidbey Camano Land Trust
Town Hall Seattle
Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust
Puget Sound WildCare
Kitsap Humane Society
Great Peninsula Conservancy
Community Farmer’s Market of Chehalis
HarborWildWatch
Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group
Nisqually River Foundation
Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association
Washington State Parks Foundation
Island Senior Resources
Byrd Barr Place
Communities in Schools of Federal Way
Housing Resources Bainbridge
Community Builders
Gallery One
Rebuilding Together South Sound
Youthnet
Provail
Child Care Action Council of Thurston County
Lydia Place
Food Lifeline

 

Media Contact:

Andrew Padula, 1-888-831-7250, psenewsroom@pse.com


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