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The Fern Hill Substation is located in the 8300 block of  Yakima Avenue in Tacoma. Puget Sound Energy states “To increase reliability for our customers and meet their growing demand for power in Pierce County, Puget Sound Energy is upgrading our existing low-voltage 55 kilovolt (kV) transmission lines to our now current standard of 115 kV. These projects will entail upgrading two substations and 12.5 miles of transmission line, and decommissioning our existing Fern Hill substation.”  The timeline to decommission the substation is 2012-2013. I wonder what one does with property that had been occupied by a substation!

To read more, go to http://pse.com/inyourcommunity/pierce/ConstructionProjects/Pages/Woodland-St-Clair.aspx


Tacoma Public Utilities Building on Union

Originally uploaded by Gexydaf

Today’s new place is the Tacoma Public Utilities Building on Union Avenue. Their website says that they are the largest department in the Tacoma City government and public owned since 1893.

3628 South 35th Street
Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 502-8600