Bainbridge Island Substation & Transmission Lines

We supported PSE staff in the planning and entitlement process for reliability and capacity improvements to Bainbridge Island’s electrical infrastructure. Our outreach strategy included stakeholder interviews, public open houses, community briefings and facilitation of a stakeholder workshop. These upfront and personal touches sparked the formation of the Island Energy Challenge, funded by a $4.88 million energy grant, with a goal of reducing demand through conservation measures. As one of three partners, PSE supported the effort, promoting grant-funded energy audits and offering rebates on power-saving retrofits. These efforts—coupled with strategic infrastructure investments—have dampened demand while increasing system reliability on the island.