This year, the PUD continues to make a series of electrical system improvements to help ensure it maintains the highest levels of reliability for its customers. Throughout the PUD service area, about 600 aging poles will be replaced, and more than 10,000 poles will be assessed and treated for maintenance. An additional 30 to 40 miles of underground line will be replaced.
The PUD also will start construction of two new substations. A new facility adjacent to the Lynnwood Transit Center will accommodate expanded Sound Transit light rail service and high-density commercial and residential development. Another substation, on the north Everett waterfront, will meet growing needs as the Port of Everett moves forward on commercial, recreational and residential development plans.
PUD crews also will finish a multi-year project to upgrade the Beverly Park Substation in South Everett, which includes installation of the utility’s largest transformer and reconfiguration of transmission lines. Additional substation upgrades and transmission system improvements will take place in South Everett, East Arlington and Oso.
Snohomish County remains one of the fastest growing counties in the Pacific Northwest. The PUD is keenly focused on meeting growing needs and ensuring reliability for customers.