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Cedar Falls penstocks get new coat of paint in high-wire act


You think painting your house is a challenge? Try removing lead paint from an 11-foot-wide pipe, pressurized to 128 pounds per square inch, while hanging a hundred feet over the city’s clean drinking water supply. That has been the work situation for contractors working to repaint the trestles and pipes that carry water from the […]

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Electrical Upgrade for UW Requires Detour of Next Section of Burke-Gilman Trail


Seattle City Light is continuing its electrical upgrade of the system feeding the University of Washington. The project requires detouring the next section of the Burke-Gilman Trail.

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Early Snowpack Near Normal for Seattle City Light Hydroelectric Dams


While snowpack levels in the watershed that collects Seattle’s drinking water is below normal at the start of 2015, snowpack levels in the watersheds that feed Seattle City Light’s hydroelectric dams are near normal. Even so, it’s early in the season and a lot can change before the end of winter.

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Seattle City Light Rate Changes Go Into Effect Jan. 1


As part of a six-year Strategic Plan to maintain reliable, environmentally responsible electricity service for our customers and enhance the services provided in several key areas, a modest rate increase will take effect Jan. 1. The average increase is 4.2 percent.

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New 2015 Income Eligibility Chart for Utility Discount Program Available


The new year is just around the corner, and so are the 2015 income eligibility requirements for the City of Seattle Utility Discount Program.

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Seattle City Light Thanks Green Up Customers for Supporting Renewable Energy


From January to October 2014, Seattle City Light’s Green Up participants added 80,760 megawatt-hours of clean, green energy to our region’s power grid, avoiding the release of 108 million pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. That’s the equivalent of planting 1,258,873 tree seedlings or taking 10,337 cars off Seattle’s streets.

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Community Solar at Phinney Ridge Sold Out, Units Still Available from Capitol Hill Project


Seattle City Light’s Community Solar at Phinney Ridge project is sold out, but customers who want their own piece of solar energy can still buy units at the new Community Solar Capitol Hill project.

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Scammers Target Utility Customers by Phone, Email and In-Person Visits


As temperatures continue to drop and the importance of keeping your home warm rises, scammers are taking full advantage of the situation by targeting utility customers; threatening to shutoff power unless payment is made to a fraudulent bill collector.

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Seattle City Light Crews Making Progress With Power Restoration


Seattle City Light crews worked through the night to restore power to thousands following high winds Thursday night.

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Crews Responding to Scattered Outages Affecting More Than 15,000 Customers


Crews are responding to scattered outages throughout Seattle City Light’s service territory

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