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Power restored to more than 45,000


City Light crews worked through a windy and wet night, restoring power to about 45,000 customers by 10 a.m. today. The outages began at around 5:45 p.m. on Oct. 25, and quickly escalatated. The combination of wet soils from a week of rains, and high winds on trees with leaves still on [More]

Windstorm knocks out power to thousands


More than 51,000 customers are without power after the arrival of the first big windstorm of the season. The first outages began before 6 p.m. and picked up the pace after 8 p.m., with large outages in Shoreline, Wedgewood, and South Seattle. As of 10:30 p.m. the number of new outages had [More]

Traffic Impacts for Final Phase of H-Frame System Upgrades


Drivers using I-5 and State Route 900 near Boeing Field should plan for delays and prepare to use alternate routes as Seattle City Light crews work to replace overhead utilities that span the busy highways on Fri., Oct. 24 to Sat., Oct. 25. To complete this work, City Light’s traffic control contractor [More]

Seattle City Light, Snohomish PUD Ready to Take Winter By Storm


Are you ready for whatever stormy conditions Mother Nature may bring to the Pacific Northwest in the coming months? That was the challenge recently posed to Andrew Brown and his family by Seattle City Light and the other partners in the annual Take Winter By Storm campaign. [More]

City Light Field Trip Teaches Kids About Salmon and Natural Sciences


City Light staff has just completed their tenth year of the “Homeward Bound” field trip, a program to give elementary school students an opportunity to witness the return of salmon to local rivers, and learn about natural sciences. [More]

Congratulations to Our Cookin’ with Kilowatts Winners


Congratulations to the winners in Seattle City Light's Cookin' with Kilowatts contest. [More]

Seattle City Light Saves Customers $4.6 Million with Efficiency Program


Seattle City Light announced today that its home energy reports program has saved customers $4.6 million on their energy bills since the program started in 2009. Seattle City Light customers have also saved over 50 million kilowatt-hours through this program, enough energy to take nearly 5,000 homes in Seattle off the grid for a year. [More]

City Light upgrades dams’ communication systems


City Light has just improved its communications system with its dams and generation facilities on the Skagit and Cedar rivers, to make them more reliable and flexible. [More]

Seattle City Light Protects Salmon Habitat


City Light acquired two properties on the Skagit and Sauk Rivers for fish habitat preservation. [More]

City Light System Reliability Work Will Impact Traffic on Highway 99


City Light will be enhancing electrical system reliability by upgrading the communication link between two south end substations and the utility’s system control center. The work requires pulling fiber optic communications cable across State Route 99 (SR 99) near Boeing Field (see the map with construction zone on the back side). The work is being done in coordination with Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and City Light’s H-Frame/Feeder installation project currently underway in the same area. [More]