Posts categorized under Nathan MacDonald, Author at Powerlines - Page 2 of 11

Move the line: How City Light relocated a transmission line with international implications

Last fall, Seattle City Light and its partners took on the monumental task of relocating nearly half a mile of 115kV transmission line along Seattle’s waterfront. While relocating a transmission line is nothing new to City Light, the potential impacts of this line were more challenging than others. This specific line is a vital part… [ Keep reading ]

Looking back at 2021

It’s hard to believe that another year has passed! From extreme weather to new and exciting projects that will change the way we power our region, our employees went above and beyond to deliver affordable, reliable and environmentally responsible energy services. To summarize 2021, it was a year of action. With the last year fading out of the rearview mirror, we want… [ Keep reading ]

Light Reading: January/February 2022

Seattle City Light explores renewable hydrogen fuel at the Port of Seattle with Department of Energy awards Last year, a team from Seattle City Light, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories began to explore the potential of shifting from fossil fuel to clean hydrogen as fuel to power… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Unveils new site in Burien for Public Electric Vehicle Charging

On Friday, Dec. 3, Seattle City Light and the City of Burien held an event to officially unveil our latest public electric vehicle (EV) fast charger in Burien. The charging station, located at the Burien City Hall/Library, includes the utility’s 17th public fast charger and is the second location in… [ Keep reading ]

Light Reading: November/December 2021

Storm Season Is Here! Are You Ready?  Wind and rain and snow, oh my! It’s that time of the year when the weather can go from bright and sunny to dark and stormy in a matter of minutes. Inclement weather like windstorms and heavy snow can result in power outages in our… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Explores Renewable Hydrogen Fuel at the Port of Seattle with Department of Energy Awards

SEATTLE—Two studies exploring the potential of shifting from fossil fuel to clean hydrogen as fuel to power medium-and heavy-duty vehicles are getting underway, led by a team from Seattle City Light, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and Sandia National Laboratories. These efforts are supported by two awards from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) totaling $2.12 million to help meet emission reduction goals set by Seattle City Light and the Port of Seattle. The study team also includes partners at The Northwest… [ Keep reading ]

City Light and partners use trees to “plant” a new South Fork Tolt River

This summer, City Light and its agency partners, including the Tulalip Tribes, NOAA Fisheries, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Seattle Public Utilities and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, continued to revitalize the South Fork Tolt River. In early July, the group placed 117 trees throughout the river using… [ Keep reading ]

Light Reading: September/October 2021

Payment Assistance Programs are AvailableThe impact of the pandemic continues to create significant financial hardships for our customers. City Light is committed to ensuring all customers have access to clean energy, no matter their income. Here are some of the financial assistance programs available through City Light to help ease the burden… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Leases Georgetown Steam Plant to Local Non-Profit

1906 steam plant to become a museum and cultural center Seattle City Light has signed a long-term lease and operating agreement with the newly formed Georgetown Steam Plant Community Development Authority (GTSPCDA), a non-profit organization dedicated to continued public use and restoration of the building. The agreement allows the GTSPCDA to assume programming… [ Keep reading ]

Light Reading: July/August 2021

Stay cool and energy efficient this summer! There are few things better than summertime in the Pacific Northwest! This year, keep your family cool and your energy usage low with these tips: Invest in energy-efficient windows. Upgrading your windows to high-performance, energy-efficient models will improve the comfort of your home, as… [ Keep reading ]