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Denny Substation Construction to Cause Denny Way Lane Closures, Starting Oct. 14

Seattle City Light is asking travelers to prepare for five weeks of lane closures on Denny Way between Stewart St and Minor Ave N beginning Friday, Oct. 14. During this time, crews will be installing underground utilities for the Denny Substation.

Seattle’s new utility customer information and billing system launched

Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities completed the launch of Seattle’s new utility customer information and billing system Monday. The new customer information system will process 5.5 million City Light and SPU bills and collect about $1.8 billion in revenue annually. Over its projected lifetime, the system will handle some $21 billion in customer bills and payments, while serving more than 400,000 commercial, residential and industrial customers. It replaces a 15-year-old suite of database management software, which has lasted five years beyond its expected life and is no longer supported by its vendor.

UW and Seattle City Light partner on solar testbed installation

The University of Washington is installing solar panels on three residence halls in partnership with Seattle City Light’s Green Up program to support research on clean energy and smart grid technology. “This project will put our students in the middle of a quiet revolution, the digitization of energy,” said UW… [ Keep reading ]

UPDATED: Long-Term Lane Closures on Denny Way Due to Electrical Substation Work

On Sunday, Aug. 28 crews will begin electrical duct bank excavation work on Denny Way. This project will require closures of both westbound lanes on Denny Way weekday and weekend nights. The westbound lanes closure is the first of three phases of work that will occur in Denny Way over the next three months.

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.