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Seattle City Light Apologizes for I-5 Delays

Seattle City Light crews working on a project to upgrade towers for transmission and distribution lines that cross Interstate 5 were a few minutes late completing their work this morning. That delay meant a late start for traffic control contractors in reopening I-5, which resulted in backups on the freeway. We apologize[More]

City Light Contributes to ‘Most Sustainable City’ Rating for Seattle

Seattle City Light’s work to offset all its carbon emissions and help customers reduce their energy consumption are two of the key reasons Seattle has been recognized as the nation’s most sustainable city by STAR Communities.[More]

Work Continues as City Light Improves Electrical Service to the Duwamish Valley

SEATTLE – City Light is working to increase the electrical capacity and reliability to the Duwamish Valley with the H-Frame Replacement and Feeder Installation Project. City Light is replacing eight outdated H-Frame structures and cables that transmit electricity on high voltage lines across I-5 due to their age and increasing electricity demand.[More]

A Call for Talks on the 50th Anniversary of the Columbia River Treaty

On the 50th Anniversary of the Columbia River Treaty, a group of 88 electric utilities, including Seattle City Light, and industry associations representing 6.4 million Northwest electric customers, is renewing its call to the Obama Administration to begin Columbia River Treaty talks with Canada in 2014 and to use the Regional Recommendation as a basis for treaty talks. [More]

Testing program saves money, extends life of poles

If you spot a bunch of new electric poles in your neighborhood or street, you could be witnessing City Light’s enhanced effort to inspect and treat every single pole in distribution system. Since 2011, City Light has implemented a formal schedule and procedure for regular inspections and treatment of the 92,000 light[More]

City Light Completes Phase 2 of H-Frame Project Ahead of Schedule — Planned Traffic Impacts Cancelled for Sunday (9/14) and Monday (9/15)

Seattle City Light crews completed the steel pole installation two days early as part of a larger project to replace H-Frame towers for high-voltage transmission lines in the Duwamish neighborhood. With the second phase of work done ahead of schedule, traffic restrictions planned on the southbound MLK/SR900 on-ramp and southbound MLK/SR900 Sunday and Monday night have been cancelled.[More]

H-Frame Construction Work Continues

Construction work continues as City Light works to increase the electrical capacity and reliability to the Duwamish Valley with the H-Frame Replacement and Feeder Installation Project. City Light is replacing eight outdated H-Frame structures and cables that transmit electricity on high voltage lines across I-5 due to their age and increasing electricity[More]

City Light Completes Phase 1 of H-Frame Project Ahead of Schedule

Seattle City Light crews completed the removal of transmission wires one day early Monday morning as part of a project to replace H-Frame towers for power lines in the Duwamish neighborhood. With the first phase of work done ahead of schedule, traffic restrictions planned on Interstate 5 tonight have been cancelled. [More]

Construction to Impact Traffic on I-5

City Light is working to increase the electrical capacity and reliability to the Duwamish Valley with the H-Frame Replacement and Feeder Installation Project. This project will impact traffic on I-5 with intermittent ramp closures, lane closures, rolling slowdowns and traffic detours and surface street closures between the West Seattle Bridge and S[More]

Crews Restore Power to Customers in NE Seattle

Power has been fully restored to customers in NE Seattle. The outage affected 9,800 customers from Wedgwood to Lake City. High winds and toppled trees were the cause of the outage.  [More]