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Shoreline Substation Transformer Replacement Project Complete

Seattle City Light recently completed a transformer replacement project at the Shoreline Substation. Crews worked tirelessly to remove the old transformer, prepare the pad for the new transformer and then assembled it. The new transformer was installed, tested, and commissioned and began serving the Shoreline community in late 2016.

Safety Tips to Make Your Holidays a Success

As the holiday season approaches, Seattle City Light wants all of its customers to celebrate the season in a safe, efficient manner. Here are a few electrical safety tips that you can take to ensure you and your family have a safe and festive holiday season.

Be Prepared for Windstorm Rolling Into Seattle

Heavy winds and rain will start picking up later this afternoon into the evening through Seattle and other neighboring areas. Seattle City Light customers could experience power outages due to falling trees, branches, leaves and other foliage on power lines. If you experience an outage, please report it by calling… [ Keep reading ]

Public Power Week — A Message from Larry Weis, Seattle City Light GM & CEO

Public Power Week is an opportunity to celebrate the publicly-owned utilities across the country. Since 1905, Seattle City Light has provided safe, reliable and affordable power to its customers. City Light has a powerful history and prides itself on its Northwest values – this includes social responsibility, energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. As we celebrate our past, we must also look toward and prepare for the future.

Power Companies Intervening in Support of Clean Power Plan Argue Rule is Consistent with EPA’s Legal Authority

Today, our companies argued before the en banc panel at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in support of EPA’s Clean Power Plan. We urged the Court to uphold the rule as a lawful application of EPA’s authority under the Clean Air Act, as affirmed by the Supreme Court in… [ Keep reading ]

March Windstorm Rolls into Seattle

High winds knocked out power to Seattle residents and other outlying neighborhoods this morning. Seattle City Light crews restored power to 6,000 customers and approximately 9,000 still remain without power. The impacted areas include: Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, North Seattle and Seattle’s Capitol Hill and Montlake neighborhood.

Earth Hour Worldwide: The Lights-Off Event

Seattle City Light invites you to join us and millions of people across the world in celebrating a commitment to the planet during Earth Hour on Saturday, March 28 2015 at 8:30 p.m.

Traffic Impacts for Final Phase of H-Frame System Upgrades

Drivers using I-5 and State Route 900 near Boeing Field should plan for delays and prepare to use alternate routes as Seattle City Light crews work to replace overhead utilities that span the busy highways on Fri., Oct. 24 to Sat., Oct. 25. To complete this work, City Light’s traffic… [ Keep reading ]

City Light System Reliability Work Will Impact Traffic on Highway 99

City Light will be enhancing electrical system reliability by upgrading the communication link between two south end substations and the utility’s system control center. The work requires pulling fiber optic communications cable across State Route 99 (SR 99) near Boeing Field (see the map with construction zone on the back side). The work is being done in coordination with Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and City Light’s H-Frame/Feeder installation project currently underway in the same area.

Keeping the Lights ON in the View Ridge Neighborhood — Public Meeting to Discuss Electric Service Reliability Improvement Project

Seattle City Light crews will begin work Oct. 13 to upgrade the underground electrical system in a southern section of the View Ridge neighborhood in order to improve the system’s reliability and better serve customers. The boundaries for the project are approximately: NE 65th Street on the north, NE 55th Street on the south, 33rd Avenue NE on the east, and 45th Avenue NE on the west. The project is projected to last through April 2015, and will employ methods that both mitigate cost and minimize disruption to the surrounding neighborhood.