Posts categorized under Hernann Ambion, Author at Powerlines

5 Tips to Combat Climate Change

At Seattle City Light, combating the climate crisis starts with delivering carbon-neutral, renewable energy while protecting the environment. City Light is engaged in preparing for climate change to ensure that we can continue to provide safe, reliable and affordable electrical services to our customers. Here are some ways that customers can prepare to be climate-resilient.

Despite pandemic, City Light meets 2020 pole replacement goals

Today marks the second anniversary of the East Marginal Way South incident, where 26 utility poles came down during a storm event with high winds and rain. As a result of this incident, Seattle City Light established the Accelerated Pole Replacement Program in 2019 to reduce the backlog of wood poles requiring replacement. City Light partnered with SDOT to establish… [ Keep reading ]

City Light Completes Streetlight Repairs on SW Holly St

Seattle City Light contracted crews completed a three-month project to repair and reconstruct the underground streetlight system on SW Holly Street. Crews replaced streetlight fixtures, poles and underground infrastructure with updated equipment.

February Snowstorm Recap

Last weekend brought record amounts of snow to the Seattle area, which created challenges for City Light crews and employees to keep the lights on for our customers. In addition to responding to outages and restoring power, City Light employees stepped up to support other City department operations and traveled south to Oregon to assist our neighboring utility that experienced greater damage to utility poles and infrastructure than we did in Seattle.

Rolling Slowdowns Planned on I-5 (Feb. 10-12)

Seattle City Light crews plan to relocate several overhead power lines on Interstate 5 at Northeast 155th Street in Shoreline. The work, which supports Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension project, will result in traffic impacts on Feb. 10-12. To complete this work safely, Washington State Patrol troopers and construction crews… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light unveils new electric vehicle chargers in Tukwila

Seattle City Light announced five new utility-owned electric vehicle (EV) chargers in Tukwila, Wash. The publicly accessible stations are part of a utility initiative to deliver community-focused transportation electrification solutions that meet customer needs, reduce carbon emissions and air pollution. Sited in one of City Light’s franchise cities, this is the first public infrastructure site the utility has opened outside of Seattle city limits.

City Light Completes Underdeck Lighting Upgrades in South Park

Seattle City Light recently completed the final lighting upgrades at the State Route 99 overpass on South Cloverdale Street. Contracted crews replaced the high-pressure sodium (HPS) lights with new light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures from August to December 2020.

Windstorm Outage Update – Jan. 13

4:30 p.m. Update: Crews continue to make significant progress on today’s outages. Power was restored to approximately 68,000 customers. 6,100 customers remain without service. For updates, please visit our outage map: seattle.gov/light/outage. Seattle City Light crews continue to respond to several outages throughout our service territory from last night’s windstorm…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light breaks ground on new solar microgrid at Miller Community Center

Seattle City Light began construction this week on a new solar microgrid at Miller Community Center, located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. The microgrid, a demonstration project, will provide backup power storage for the community center during emergency events, such as a windstorm or unplanned power outage.

New Green Up Program Options

Green Up is a voluntary renewable energy program that allows you to support Pacific Northwest wind, solar and other renewable energy projects generating carbon-free energy. When you participate in Green Up, we purchase regional renewable energy credits (RECs) on your behalf and fund local rooftop solar projects hosted by nonprofits and public organizations like affordable housing, schools, and parks.