Posts categorized under Francesca Kostal, Author at Powerlines

Steam plant tours gain a following

More than 300 people attended the June 13 monthly open house at the historic Georgetown Steam Plant. The next open house is scheduled for July 11, 10 a.m. to 2 pm.

Seattle City Light Biologist’s Co-Author Research Paper on Chinook Salmon in Skagit River

Seattle City Light Biologists Ed Connor and Dave Pflug co-authored a research paper on Chinook Salmon in the Skagit River that was recently published by the scientific journal Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.

Crane Fire Demonstrates Need For Safety Precautions Around Power Lines

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.

City Light Continues Work to Increase Electrical Reliability and Capacity in SODO Neighborhood

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.

Make it an LED Holiday Season

Seattle City Light, the nation’s greenest utility, encourages you to join us in celebrating a LED filled holiday season by switching from using incandescent to LED lights this year.

Seattle City Light Partners with Preservation Green Lab on Main Street Challenge

Seattle City Light will be partnering with Preservation Green Lab in its mission to “strengthen the fabric of communities by leveraging the value of existing buildings to reduce resource waste, create jobs, and bolster a strong sense of community.”

Seattle City Light Funds Study of the American Pika in North Cascades

A research project funded by Seattle City Light is working to answer the question: “How is climate change affecting high elevation mammal populations such as pika?”

Seattle City Light and Other Washington Companies Call for Action on Climate Change

 Success in business means staying ahead of the game. That’s why today City Light proudly stood with over 80 Washington businesses in declaring war on climate change. The facts are simple: we’re behind on tackling climate change and Washington is already facing real economic impacts. With concerted action on climate,… [ Keep reading ]