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Seattle City Light Microgrid Project Selected for Clean Energy Grant

A microgrid project by Seattle City Light is one of five recipients that will share $12.6 million in state clean energy grants announced today by Gov. Jay Inslee.

City Light Sign Getting a Facelift

Seattle City Light has contracted with Seattle-based Western Neon Custom Sign Builders to replace the neon lights in the iconic City Light signs at its South Service Center at 4th Ave. S. and S. Spokane Street with LED rope lighting, beginning July 26.

Roadway Restoration Work Begins on Stewart Street August 3

Beginning Monday, August 1, the contractor for Seattle City Light’s Denny Network Project (part of the Denny Substation Program) will begin final restoration work along Stewart Street between Minor Avenue and 6th Avenue. This work will affect commuters entering the city, particularly at the Stewart Street exit from southbound I-5.

Soft Market for Surplus Energy Sales Triggers Electricity Surcharge

Low revenue from the surplus energy Seattle City Light sells to other utilities has triggered a 1.5 percent surcharge on electricity rates, starting in August.

Seattle City Light Expected to Hit State’s Solar Incentive Cap

With the increased demand and popularity of solar generation, Seattle City Light estimates that the state annual incentive payment for solar customers will be reduced by approximately 35 percent for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, which ends today.

Seattle City Light Among Seven Recipients Presented with First Climate Adaption Leadership Award for Natural Resources

Seattle City Light won the inaugural Climate Adaptation Leadership Award for Natural Resources in the state/local category, the US Department of the Interior announced today.

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.