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Light Reading: Jan./Feb. 2020

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Storm Season Crossword 

Try our seventh annual Seattle City Light Crossword puzzle and be entered to win one of five emergency preparedness kits. For rules and eligibility, visit

The contest ends March 20, 2020.

Green Up! 

Make an impact by contributing to a greener, more resilient energy future by joining the City Light Green Up program. Simply add $3, $6 or $12 to your bill per month. Learn more by visiting or call 

(206) 684-3800. 

When Outages Occur, be in the Know

In the Pacific Northwest, winter windstorms are common and often cause power outages. When an outage occurs, stay up to date with City Light’s outage map for information on the restoration work and timeframe. Go to to view our outage map. 

Updates on City Light’s Public EV Charging Program

We’re currently running a pilot program to own and operate public electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers. In late 2019, we unveiled five new fast chargers at our South Service Center in the SODO neighborhood. These are now available for public use. This year, we’re planning to install additional fast chargers in several neighborhoods throughout our service area. Stay tuned to find out where you can plug in! 

We’ve also announced changes to our fee structure for public EV charging. You can find specific details on this change and updates on charging locations by visiting

“Keep a well-stocked first-aid kit in your home, office or vehicle. Make sure it’s easy to find, too! For more tips on how to prepare for the next power outage, visit:”

Seattle City Light crews are in these neighborhoods, working to provide reliable service:

  • Arroyo/South Arbor Heights: installing underground conduits, vaults and streetlights to replace aging infrastructure;
  • Atlantic/Chinatown-International District: replacing aging utility poles, overhead wires and equipment to help upgrade the existing electrical system;
  • Delridge: replacing aging utility poles, overhead wires and equipment to help upgrade the existing electrical system;
  • Pioneer Square/SODO: increasing electrical reliability by installing underground conduits;
  • Stevens/Miller Park: Installing a microgrid at Miller Community Center with solar panels, a battery energy storage system and controls;
  • South Lake Union: installing an underground electrical vault near Fairview Avenue North and Republican Street.

This is a partial list. For details go to to access our map and learn about individual projects.

Questions, comments or suggestions? Call (206) 684-3000.
Editor: Nathan MacDonald,