Capitol Hill outage affects more than 9,000 customers

Two feeder lines at City Light’s Capitol Hill East Pine substation have failed, cutting power to 9,300 customers.

Two feeder lines at City Light’s Capitol Hill East Pine substation have failed, cutting power to 9,300 customers. Crews are on the scene investigating but no cause for the failure has yet been determined, nor has the restoration time. More information will be released as it becomes available.

City Light is also experiencing scattered small outages throughout its service area, affecting about 500 customers. The cause is likely due to stress to the system due to excessive heat.

Seattle City Light is the ninth largest public electric utility in the United States. It has some of the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to nearly 1 million Seattle area residents. City Light has been greenhouse-gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.