Seattle City Light vegetation management crews and pole engineers joined forces recently to move power lines away from a large Pacific madrone tree, to avoid extensive trimming necessary to keep its branches away from a feeder line.
Posted: March 7th, 2014 under Power Lines.
Tags: Bryant, heritage tree, Seattle City Light, vegetation management
Drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists in Shoreline have safer roads at night, now that Seattle City Light has completed the conversion of streetlights on arterial roads to energy efficient LED technology.
Posted: March 6th, 2014 under Power Lines.
Tags: LED, Potelco, Seattle City Light, Shoreline, street lights, streetlights
This Friday, 250 business students at the University of Washington will present their ideas on how Seattle City Light could best incorporate solar electricity generation by residents and/or the utility into its operations.
Posted: March 5th, 2014 under Power Lines.
Tags: Foster School of Business, General Manager and CEO Jorge Carrasco, Seattle City Light, solar, University of Washington, UW
Seattle City Light recently purchased three separate riverfront properties to protect salmonid habitat in our region. The purchases cover 44.5 acres on Pressentin Creek, one acre on the Skagit River and half an acre on the Tolt River. The property on the Skagit River is adjacent to other protected parcels owned by City Light.
Posted: February 28th, 2014 under Power Lines.
Tags: conservation, endangered species, General Manager and CEO Jorge Carrasco, habitat, preservation, salmon, Seattle City Light
The Alliance to Save Energy applauds Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio.) for their continued leadership in advancing energy efficiency with the reintroduction of their Energy Savings & Industrial Competitiveness Act. Incorporating 10 previously proposed amendments, this new bill creates an even more robust energy efficiency package to increase U.S. energy productivity, enhance energy security, reduce emissions, and promote economic growth.
Posted: February 27th, 2014 under Power Lines.
Tags: Alliance to Save Energy, Congress, energy efficiency, General Manager and CEO Jorge Carrasco, Kateri Callahan, Seattle City Light, Shaheen Portman
A power outage is afffecting approximately 7,900 customers in the Burien/White Center area. [More]
Posted: February 20th, 2014 under Power Lines.
Tags: Burien, City Light, power outage, White Center
Seattle City Light’s annual Warm Hearts, Warm Homes event raised over $5,100 Feb. 13 for three Washington charities. The Valentine’s Day fundraiser supports our community members in need through employee contributions.
Posted: February 19th, 2014 under Power Lines.
Tags: Borracchini's Bakery, Neighbors in Need, Pend Oreille County, Project Share, Seattle City Light, Skagit County Community Action Agency, Warm Home Fund
Seattle City Light’s successful efforts to hold down operating costs in 2013 could lesen the potential impact of surcharges that could be triggered by low wholesale energy prices and below normal snowpack could have on its customers.
Posted: February 13th, 2014 under Power Lines.
Tags: General Manager and CEO Jorge Carrassco, Rate Stabilization Account, rates, Seattle City Council, Seattle City Light, surcharges
Seattle City Light’s annual safety testing of streetlights and nearby conductive surfaces found 13 instances where equipment carried at least 30 volts of electricity. Five of those pieces of equipment belonged to City Light. The other eight included illuminated signs, red light cameras and spot lights.
Posted: February 7th, 2014 under Power Lines.
Tags: contact voltage, Power Survey Company, safety, Seattle City Light, street lights, streetlights
The Millionair Club in Belltown has created an urban farm right in their basement with the help of energy efficiency rebates from Seattle City Light.
Posted: January 30th, 2014 under Power Lines.
Tags: garden, hydroponics, LED lighting, Millionair Club, nonprofit, Seattle City Light, Urban Harvest