Puget Sound Energy plans to replace two steel lattice towers that support transmission lines spanning Agate Passage.
The lattice towers were installed in the late 1960s and are reaching the end of their usable lifespans. PSE plans to replace the towers with four steel poles. The upgrade will help prevent transmission lines from failing and interrupting the island’s power supply, according the the PSE project page.
“By replacing the two existing lattice towers with four new steel poles, we can ensure the transmission lines will remain safe and reliable for many years to come.”
PSE is applying for city permits for the project this fall. Construction will likely take place in the summer of 2014 or 2015.
A public participation meeting for the project is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. A short presentation will be given at about 5:30 p.m. The meeting is a requirement of the permit application process.
More information is available on the project page. A letter to customers and a map of the project area are embedded below: