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Modernizing History: Converting a Historic Icon in Downtown Seattle

This story was published originally in the February 2021 issue of Northwest Public Power Association Bulletin Magazine. Please note: positions and titles of contributors may have changed since the time of original publication. There are few constants in Seattle’s history. Perhaps the only real constant is how Seattle changes and… [ Keep reading ]

Electrical Reliability Work Planned on 4th Avenue

Seattle City Light crews plan to install an underground duct bank (groups of conduits used to protect electrical cables) on 4th Avenue, near Jefferson Street. This project is needed to maintain and provide future capacity for electrical growth in the downtown core.

City Light to Begin LED Streetlight Conversion Work in Downtown Seattle

Seattle City Light is continuing to improve customer safety, reduce carbon emissions and conserve resources by converting the globe streetlights in the downtown Seattle core from high-pressure sodium (HPS) lights to energy-efficient LEDs. The new LED lights will enrich the quality of lighting, improve pedestrian and traffic safety, and maintain the character of downtown Seattle’s historic neighborhoods.

City Light Requests Feedback on Pilot LED Streetlight Projects in Pioneer Square & Pike Place Market

Starting this August, Seattle City Light will be piloting a program to improve customer safety, reduce carbon emissions and conserve resources by installing LED streetlight fixtures in the downtown Seattle area. The new fixtures will be evaluated for appearance, historical integrity and light levels. City Light is inviting customers to provide their feedback on the pilot LED fixtures.

6th & Cherry Duct Bank Project Begins in September

In early September 2016, Seattle City Light plans to install a new conduit (duct bank) between the existing electrical vaults on 6th Avenue and Cherry Street. Crews plan to excavate on the west side of 6th Avenue into the south side of Cherry Street. The new duct bank will be installed and the street restored. This project will allow us to provide new electrical connections in the area.

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 ]

LOCAL YOUTH TEAM WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO HELP MARK START OF DENNY SUBSTATION WORK Students and South Lake Union community join forces on mural project

Seattle City Light chose Urban ArtWorks to create a mural that will line Denny Way while clean-up work gets started in preparation for future construction of the Denny Substation. The mural was designed to illustrate the history and future of the neighborhood and site.

City Light Installing New Duct Banks Downtown on Columbia Street at 4th & 5th Avenues

Starting Wednesday, September 12, Seattle City Light will begin installation of two new conduits, or duct banks, in the downtown Seattle area across Columbia Street at 4th and 5th Avenues.

Electrical Upgrade: First Avenue Between Columbia and Cherry Streets

Seattle City Light will be by replacing electrical ducts and cable between Columbia and Cherry streets along First Avenue downtown.