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