Twin rotor helicopter installs twin 145-foot PSE power poles in Nisqually

Published at 8:10 a.m. on April 30, 2014 | Modified at 8:10 a.m. on April 30, 2014

A Chinook-type, twin rotor helicopter operated by Oregon-based Columbia Helicopters installs two,145-foot, high-capacity Puget Sound Energy transmission lines Tuesday in the Nisqually area. The 230 kilovolt lines will connect from the company's St. Clair substation southward to a intersecting point with the Bonneville Power Administration. The upgrade is intended to increase overall reliability and aid in handling growing area customer power needs, according to a PSE news release.

The Olympian is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service