Everett to Delta 115-kV Transmission Route Study
The PUD held an open house on Wednesday, January 24 to seek customer input
Why is the new line needed?
The new line will support increasing electrical demand in and around the city of Everett. It will also provide increased reliability and prevent the electric system from experiencing low voltage should local power be interrupted.
The new line will connect the PUD’s Everett Substation, located in Everett just west of Interstate-5 between McDougall Ave. and Smith Ave. and north of 36th St, and its Delta Switching Station, located just north of the State Route 529/W. Marine View Dr. interchange in north Everett.
POWER Engineers has designed four proposed routes for the transmission line. The line is estimated to range between 3 to 5 miles in length.
New line appearance:
The new transmission line and structures will be similar in design and height to the PUD’s existing 115-kV structures currently in Everett (see photo at left).
Once the PUD has chosen the preferred route for the new transmission line, detailed engineering, permitting, right-of-way acquisition and construction will occur. PUD estimates the line will be in service by summer 2027.
POWER Engineers has designed four route alternatives for the proposed Everett to Delta transmission line. No decisions have been made determining the route of the transmission line. Residents, business owners and PUD customers are encouraged to attend the upcoming open house to learn more about the four route alternatives and ask questions of PUD and POWER Engineers staff.