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Keep cool, save energy and stay safe

Seattle weather seems to have skipped right over spring and decided to go into some unseasonably high temperatures over the next five days. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory through Monday night with temperatures reaching the mid ’80s and potentially 90 degrees in some areas. While the… [ Keep reading ]

How to stay safe, cool and energy-efficient during this week’s hot weather.

Here we go again! The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory through Friday night with temperatures reaching the 90s and lows in the mid 60s. This will pose a Heat Risk level of moderate to high risk of heat-related illness. We have a list of tips to help… [ Keep reading ]

Crew and Customer Safety: What You Need to Know

City Light crews are continuously working to improve the electrical system and the communities we serve. From maintaining our infrastructure to upgrading equipment and exploring new energy technology solutions, our crews work to deliver safe, clean, and reliable power to customers. Learn more about what our workers do and ways… [ Keep reading ]

Protecting our planet and our community from extreme wildfires

Ronda Strauch is a Climate Change Research and Adaptation Advisor for Seattle City Light As wildfires begin to blaze in the Southwest, it’s clear that wildfire risk reduction is an important investment in protecting our planet. Although wildfire is a natural disturbance event, wildfire can be unwelcome in the wrong… [ Keep reading ]

Does your yard need a spring cleaning? We have tips to keep you safe.

It’s hard to believe that spring is here again! Our Vegetation Management team has a few tips to keep you safe before you put your green thumb to good use in your yard. When working with trees, shrubs, hedges and vines, be sure to look up, look around and be… [ Keep reading ]

Winter weather is coming. Now is the time to prepare.

All week, we (along with most of the region) have been tracking the forecasted snowfall and frigid temperatures that will begin Friday and go into the following week. City Light is staffed and ready to mobilize if and when outages occur. We have prepared for the worst and are hoping… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light መብራት በሚጠፋበት ጊዜ ዝግጁ እንዲሆኑ ይፈልጋል

በደቂቃ ውስጥ አየሩ ከደማቅ እና ፀሐያማነት ወደ ጨለማ እና ነፋሻማነት የሚቀየርበት ወቅት ነው። እንደ አውሎ ንፋስ እና ከባድ በረዶ ያሉ ከባድ የአየር ሁኔታዎች በአካባቢያችን የኤሌክትሪክ ኃይል መቆራረጥ ሊያስከትሉ ይችላሉ። በዚህ ወቅት ቤተሰብዎን እንዴት እንደሚያዘጋጁ እና ምቾት እንደሚፈጥሩ፣ መረጃ እንደሚሰጡ እና ከሁሉም በላይ ደግሞ ደህንነታቸው የተጠበቀ እንዲሆን ለማድረግ የሚረዱ ጥቂት ጠቃሚ… [ Keep reading ]

Sunday, Oct. 24 Wind Event Update

We’ll continue to update this post as we have more information. 10/26 5 p.m. update: After over 48 hours of nonstop work to clear fallen utility poles, power lines and trees along East Marginal Way South, Seattle City Light (SCL) and Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) crews have completed clean… [ Keep reading ]

Extreme Heat Wave: Seattle City Light’s System Capability and Response

As our region grapples with a historic heat wave, Seattle City Light is carefully monitoring external conditions and our systems to maintain reliable power to our customers in Seattle and our surrounding communities. We have brought in extra crews to respond to unplanned outages and we have postponed planned outages… [ Keep reading ]

February Snowstorm Recap

Last weekend brought record amounts of snow to the Seattle area, which created challenges for City Light crews and employees to keep the lights on for our customers. In addition to responding to outages and restoring power, City Light employees stepped up to support other City department operations and traveled south to Oregon to assist our neighboring utility that experienced greater damage to utility poles and infrastructure than we did in Seattle.