BPA Celebrates Olympic Peninsula Line Energization

Posted by David Haviland on April 7, 2010 at 7:33 am (770 social interactions)

Shelton, Wash. - To recognize the completion of a major transmission line upgrade that will help keep the lights on and meet increased energy demand in the Olympic and Kitsap Peninsulas, the Bonneville Power Administration will acknowledge the efforts of Congressman Norm Dicks, Mason County PUD 1 and 3 and Puget Sound Energy.

Energy demand in the area is forecast to grow 10 to 20 megawatts per year over the next 20 years. To keep pace with the increased need for power, BPA – with the support of Congressman Norm Dicks, Mason County PUD 1 and 3 and Puget Sound Energy – upgraded a power line running from BPA’s Shelton Substation in the City of Shelton to its Olympia Substation just west of Tumwater, Wash.

Additional details about the line upgrade project area available at:  project fact sheet 

Who:    U.S. Representative Norm Dicks, (D-WA)

            Brian Silverstein, senior vice president, BPA Transmission Services

            Mason County PUD 1 and 3 commissioners and executives

            George Marshall, director electric transmission, Puget Sound Energy


What:   Olympic Peninsula Line Energization

When:  Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 1 to 2 p.m.

Where: Pavilion at Sentry Park, 190 W. Sentry Dr., Shelton, Wash. See map here

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