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City Light Reliability Work Will Affect Traffic on I-5

Seattle City Light is enhancing the reliability of its electrical system by transferring transmission lines onto new poles on the east and west sides of Interstate 5 at NE 60th Street. Intermittent rolling slowdowns in both directions on I-5 between Northgate Way and State Route 520 are necessary for motorist and worker safety.

Failure to Block Backup Circuit Breakers During Testing Responsible for May 25 Downtown Power Outage

The May 25 power outage that affected a portion of the underground network in Downtown Seattle was caused by the failure to block backup circuit breakers during testing of newly installed equipment, Seattle City Light announced today.

Downtown Seattle Power Outage Cause Is Still Under Investigation

Seattle City Light is continuing to investigate the cause of the power outage that impacted a large part of Downtown Seattle customers on Wednesday, May 25. Overall, 12,000 meters went out from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the day of the outage. The outage occurred at the Massachusetts Substation and… [ Keep reading ]

City Light to Host Online Open House for Integrated Resource Plan

Seattle City Light is developing a 2016 Integrated Resource Plan that serves as a long-term plan for how the utility will meet customer power requirements over the next 20 years.

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.