Seattle City Light has sufficient electricity to help people stay cool in the hot weather, but there are ways you can beat the heat without driving up your electricity bill.[More]
A fire at a West Seattle construction site this morning shows how important it is to be safe around power lines. A crane operator was hoisting trusses for a building when part of the machinery came into contact with a power line. The surge of electricity started a fire that eventually engulfed the crane’s cab. Fortunately, no one was injured.[More]
City Light staff recently got to share information about climate change and career options in the hydroelectric industry, as part of an ongoing effort to encourage interest in science, the trades and environmental issues.[More]
Posted: June 5th, 2015 under Power Lines.
Tags: Alaskan Way, Darrington High School, Environmental Learning Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School., North Cascades Institute, Ron Regis Park, salmon, Seattle City Light, Skagit Hydroelectric Project
Seattle City Light is on track to meet the energy conservation and renewable energy requirements of the Washington Energy Independence Act, which was approved by voters as Initiative 937.[More]
Posted: June 4th, 2015 under Power Lines.
Tags: Bonneville Power Administration, energy conservation, I-937, Initiative 937, renewable energy, renewable energy portfolio, Seattle City Light, Stateline Wind Project
On Thursday, May 28, Seattle City Light discovered that certain customers who were billed on May 27 accidentally received incorrect billing statements through the eBilling online payment service.[More]
Seattle City Light crews will be continuing work in the SODO neighborhood to increase electrical service capacity and reliability. This project involves replacing poles, overhead electrical wire and upgrading equipment. See map below for the approximate construction area.[More]
Seattle City Light will continue testing automated switching technology in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park that is designed to speed the restoration of service when a power line is damaged.[More]
Seattle City Light is making repairs to boat landings near the Ross Powerhouse at the utility’s Skagit Hydroelectric Project that will require lowering Diablo Lake.[More]
The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration published a report on the historic populations of steelhead in the Puget Sound co-authored by Ed Connor, a senior fish biologist at City Light.[More]
Posted: May 15th, 2015 under Power Lines.
Tags: National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, Puget Sound, Seattle City Light, Skagit Hydroelectric Project, steelhead, Tolt Hydroelectric Project
City Light crews are planning work in the Capitol Hill neighborhood near Broadway and East Pike Street to repair a damaged underground duct bank. The project is scheduled to begin Saturday, May 16 and will ensure increased electrical capacity in the future and allow the continued use of the duct bank.[More]