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Forebay Recreation Area at Boundary Dam Opens

Seattle City Light announces that the Forebay Recreation Area at its Boundary Dam in northeastern Washington is now open!

Seattle City Light Contact Voltage Survey Results

In late 2018, Seattle City Light completed its ninth consecutive year conducting contact voltage testing. With the help of Power Survey Company, City Light was able to identify and repair 17 instances, 10 City Light-owned and 7 privately-owned systems, where metal structures or equipment were improperly energized with at least 30 volts of electricity. These instances were responded to and repaired immediately after being discovered.

Skagit Tour Season Kicks Off With Familiarization Event

The Skagit Tour season kicked off by hosting media, agency representatives, and social media influencers who in turn post and publish on their tour.

Crews Complete Upgrade in Mt. Baker in Support of East Link Extension

City Light crews recently finished work to provide power to Sound Transit’s planned traction power substation. The substation will help electrify light rail to the Eastside.

Crews Have Restored Power to Laurelhurst/Windermere/Ravenna Customers

City Light crews have restored power to all affected Laurelhurst/Windermere/Ravenna customers as of approximately 12:45 a.m.  The outage had started at 11 p.m. last night and originally affected 5,300 customers. The cause was a failed underground cable.

Power Outage Affecting 5,300 Customers in Parts of Laurelhurst, Windermere, and Ravenna

Seattle City Light  crews are working to restore power to about 5,300 customers in parts of Laurelhurst, Windermere, and Ravenna. The outage started at 11 p.m. and its cause is currently unknown.  An early estimate for restoration, based on historical data, is 2 a.m. Monday, January 22. Customers can get updated… [ Keep reading ]

Crews Restore Power After Outage Affects About 12,900 Homes, Businesses

Crews worked through the night to restore power to approximately 12,900 customers. While crews worked to restore power to an earlier outage, four circuit breakers relayed offline causing a cascading effect and a small substation fire. The sequence of events led to a larger outage. Affected areas in parts of… [ Keep reading ]

Power Outage Affecting 12,900 Customers in Parts of Ballard, Magnolia, and Queen Anne

 Seattle City Light  crews are working to restore power to about 12,900 customers in parts of Ballard, Magnolia, and Queen Anne.

Seattle City Light System Reliability Work to Affect Traffic on I-405

Seattle City Light fiberoptic work will cause rolling slowdowns late at night from September 18-22 on Interstate 405 southeast of Alderwood Mall.

City Light Relocating Transmission Lines Beneath Alaskan Way Viaduct

Transmission lines that power downtown Seattle have been attached to the Alaskan Way Viaduct since it was constructed in 1953. Seattle City Light has been working to complete the full relocation of these transmission lines to a permanent location underground.