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Seattle City Light Establishes Temporary Pause on Planned Outages

Seattle City Light remains committed to providing safe and reliable power while prioritizing the safety of our customers and crews. While planned outages are important to maintaining and upgrading our infrastructure, outages can be burdensome, and even more so as our customers are at home working, teaching children, and maintaining a healthy life during the COVID-19 crisis. We’re temporarily adjusting our work to have the lowest impact on customers during this time.

COVID-19 Response: An open letter from City Light CEO, Debra Smith

At Seattle City Light we are working hard to react quickly to COVID-19 while remaining committed to the well-being, both physical and financial, of our dedicated employees and the communities we serve. We’re doing our best to navigate through this unprecedented event as each day brings new developments. Our service… [ Keep reading ]

City Light’s Commitment to Safe Employees and Reliable Service During the COVID-19 Crisis

Seattle City Light is committed to the well-being of our employees and the community we serve. Our service is an essential need, and its reliability is a top priority. In order to maintain system reliability while keeping our employees safe, we have instituted a number of measures in response to… [ Keep reading ]

Will Seattle’s Summer Be Smoky Again?

Will we be smoked out in Seattle again this summer? Many factors make it seem very likely.

Snow-Related Power Outages Affecting Thousands; Stay Warm and Find Other Shelter As Needed Tonight

In the wake of snowfall on the morning of Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, Seattle City Light crews have been responding to outages all over the utility’s service area. As of 4 PM on Feb. 4, about 11,000 customers are still without power across 41 separate outage events. Due to the… [ Keep reading ]

Jan. 6-8 Windstorm Outage Summary

In the early morning of Sunday, Jan. 6, a massive windstorm with wind speeds of up to 60 mph struck City Light’s service area. The rapid storm caused significant damage to City Light’s infrastructure including broken poles and trees on lines. Soon, 50,398 customers were without power. Crews, dispatchers and… [ Keep reading ]

Tips to Stay Safe Warm During an Outage

With crews continuing to restore power across our service area and with lows tonight in the 30s, this is a right time to get prepared. Here are a few tips to keep you and your family can stay warm throughout the night. Using generators, camp stoves or barbecue grills indoors can… [ Keep reading ]

How to Keep Your Holidays Merry & Bright

The winter holiday season has arrived meaning it’s time to unpack that box of lights and decorations. Before you begin to deck your dwelling, here are a few tips that will keep you and yours safe while helping you conserve energy! If you’re not the Clark Griswold type, walk through… [ Keep reading ]

Electrical Safety Tips for Halloween

Halloween is spooky fun for kids and adults alike, but the last thing anyone wants on the holiday is an actual horror story. To make sure you’re safe around electricity while celebrating All Hallows Eve, read these tips.

Four Ways to Stay Cool This Fourth of July

Stay cool this summer with these four simple steps!