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Seattle City Light Releases 2019 Contact Voltage Survey Results

In late 2019, Seattle City Light completed its 10th consecutive year conducting contact voltage testing.

Seattle City Light Contact Voltage Survey Results

In late 2018, Seattle City Light completed its ninth consecutive year conducting contact voltage testing. With the help of Power Survey Company, City Light was able to identify and repair 17 instances, 10 City Light-owned and 7 privately-owned systems, where metal structures or equipment were improperly energized with at least 30 volts of electricity. These instances were responded to and repaired immediately after being discovered.

National Electrical Safety Month: Contact Voltage

Find out how a few contact voltage incidents led to City Light’s utility-wide shift towards stronger safety standards, built from the ground up.

National Electrical Safety Month: Overloaded Circuits

Did you know that 47,700 home fires in the U.S. are caused by electrical failures or malfunctions each year? From an outlet with too many plugs (remember that one scene in Christmas Vacation?) to a major appliance plugged into a power strip, overloaded circuits in your home can be dangerous. Here… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Completes 2015 Contact Voltage Testing

Seattle City Light identified and repaired 13 instances where its metal structures or equipment were improperly energized with at least 30 volts of electricity due to short circuits or damage to wiring during its 2015 annual contact voltage testing.

Seattle City Light Completes Annual Contact Voltage Testing

Seattle City Light identified and repaired 14 instances where metal structures or equipment were improperly energized with at least 30 volts of electricity due to short circuits or damage to wiring during its 2014 annual contact voltage testing.

Seattle City Light Begins Work to Enhance Streetlight Reliability in Holly Park

Seattle City Light will begin upgrading the streetlight electrical grounding system in the Holly Park neighborhood Oct. 6.

Public Safety the Focus of Annual Streetlight Testing

Seattle City Light’s annual safety testing of streetlights and nearby conductive surfaces found 13 instances where equipment carried at least 30 volts of electricity. Five of those pieces of equipment belonged to City Light. The other eight included illuminated signs, red light cameras and spot lights.

Seattle City Light Hosts Community Meeting on Streetlight System Improvements in High Point Neighborhood

Seattle City Light will be holding a community meeting in the High Point neighborhood on Monday, March 18 to discuss plans to upgrade the streetlight electrical grounding system. The project is scheduled to begin in late March and will enhance streetlight safety by reducing the risk of contact voltage through… [ Keep reading ]

Annual Contact Voltage Testing Complete

Seattle City Light’s annual testing for contact voltage on streetlights and other equipment found only two instances where utility facilities were energized with at least 30 volts of electricity, Superintendent Jorge Carrasco announced today.