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City of Seattle brings Utility Discount to 10,000 more households

Today Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) Director Andrew Lofton announced proposed changes to the Utility Discount Program (UDP) to auto-enroll more than 10,000 low-income Seattle Housing Authority households. Today’s announcement puts the City on track to surpass the Mayor’s goal to double program enrollment two years ahead of schedule.

Denny Substation Work Begins April 4 with One-Block Closure of Pontius Avenue North

Seattle City Light will permanently close Pontius Avenue N. between Denny Way and John Street on Monday, April 4. The one-block closure marks the start of construction for the Denny Substation, which City Light is building to help keep pace with Seattle’s growing energy needs.

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.

City Light Launches New Electrical Service Request Application

Seattle City Light is launching a new Electrical Service Request Application website. The new web-based system will allow for electronic processing of the more than 6,000 electrical service requests that are submitted to the utility each year.

Seattle City Light, BPA, EPRI to Host Data Center Efficiency Workshop

Seattle City Light, the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), and the Electric Power research Institute (EPRI) are conducting a workshop March 10 that will explain how to provide a reliable, more efficient operating environment for data centers and IT equipment rooms that could reduce an entire building’s electric costs by 5 to 10 percent.

Construction of Denny Substation to Start in March

Construction on Seattle City Light’s Denny Substation is scheduled to begin in March, led by The Walsh Group, which has been hired as the general contractor.

Testing to Start for New Warning System at Cedar Falls

Seattle City Light will begin testing March 2 for a safety warning system being installed at the Masonry Dam in the Cedar Falls watershed to warn people in the unlikely event of a dam failure.

City Light To Replace Aging Utility Poles in Parts of Seattle

Seattle City Light is planning to replace aging utility poles in parts of Seattle and Burien to help improve and upgrade the electrical reliability in parts of the service territory. The installation of new poles, wire and equipment relocation is an important investment in infrastructure.

Seattle City Light Selects Landis+Gyr for Advanced Metering

Seattle City Light has selected Landis+Gyr to provide advanced metering technology that will empower its customers with information about their energy use and enhance service, the utility announced today. “During an extensive request for proposals process, Landis+Gyr demonstrated that they offer the best solution for modernizing City Light’s metering technology,”… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Statement on Video Surveillance Equipment

Seattle City Light Interim General Manager and CEO Jim Baggs issued a statement about recent media coverage regarding law enforcement video cameras that have been installed on City Light utility poles.