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Archive for June, 2013

Helping Customers and Viewers Retain Information through Closed Captioning

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but Seattle City Light is taking it steps further by making your viewing experience that much better. City Light is offering closed captioning on all 57 videos posted on the Seattle City Light YouTube channel. The utility plans to continue adding closed captioning to all its future videos as well.


Warm weather coming, so be prepared

Seattleites are considered by some to be extreme weather wimps. If it’s snow or hot weather, many face these forecasts with dread. And as with anything dealing with Seattle weather, just wait a few days, and things will change. But since the next few days may see temperatures in the low to mid 80’s, here […]


Power Restored to Most West Seattle Customers

Seattle City Light crews restored power by 7 p.m. to 4,725 West Seattle customers affected by a lightning-caused outage earlier in the evening. Seventy-five customers are still without power. At least seven damaged transformers require replacement in order to restore the remaining customers.


Power Outage in West Seattle Affecting 4,800 Customers

Power is out to approximately 4,800 customers in West Seattle. The cause is unknown at this time.


City Light Supports Tri-Town Poker Paddle In Pend Oreille County

Seattle City Light is proud to be one of the sponsors for the Tri-Town Poker Paddle, held in Pend Orielle County where the utility operates Boundary Dam. This is one of the many ways that City Light supports the community where the utility generates more than 30 percent of electricity for customers in the greater Seattle area.

The Tri-Town Poker Paddle is a two-day outdoor event where paddlers travel down the Pend Orielle River, collecting poker hands at various locations throughout the route. Participants with the best poker hands are awarded. More than 60 people participated in last year’s event. This year’s event will be held on July 20 – 21, 2013. More information can be found on the Tri-Town Poker Paddle Facebook page.

Good luck to all of the participants!


Seattle City Light Crews Restore Power along North LakeUnion

Seattle City Light crews restored power at approximately 10:00 p.m. tonight to 1,230 customers along North Lake Union. Underground equipment failure at the University Substation was the cause for the outage which started at approximately 8 p.m. Customers can get outage information online at  Seattle City Light is the tenth largest public electric utility […]


Power Outage North of Lake Union Affecting 1,230 Customers

Power is out to approximately 1,230 customers on the north side of Lake Union. The boundaries are approximately from the Fremont Bridge to the University of Washington, along Northlake Way.


Skagit Visitor Shares Photo of Season’s First Bear

Skagit Hydroelectric Project visitor Steve Hall shared this photo of the first bear spotted this season during the ride across DiabloLake on Seattle City Light’s boat, the Cascadian.


Seattle City Light, Pacific Science Center Start Work on Solar Art Project

Your Seattle City Light and Pacific Science Center started construction today on a solar-powered art installation at the science center called Sonic Bloom.


Seattle City Light General Manager and CEO Receives National Public Power Award

Seattle City Light General Manager and CEO Jorge Carrasco received the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Alan H. Richardson Statesmanship Award at the Association’s national conference in Nashville, Tenn., today. The award recognizes public power leaders who work successfully and tirelessly on APPA’s behalf forging consensus on national issues that achieve public power’s goals.

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