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Seattle City Light Celebrates Public Power Week

Starting Oct. 2 to Oct. 8, Seattle City Light will be joining more than 2,000 public utilities as it celebrates Public Power Week, hosted by the American Public Power Association. Throughout the week, you will meet some of City Light’s hard-working staff, learn more about the utility’s history and find out more about what public power means to you.

March Windstorm Rolls into Seattle

High winds knocked out power to Seattle residents and other outlying neighborhoods this morning. Seattle City Light crews restored power to 6,000 customers and approximately 9,000 still remain without power. The impacted areas include: Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, North Seattle and Seattle’s Capitol Hill and Montlake neighborhood.

Testing to Start for New Warning System at Cedar Falls

Seattle City Light will begin testing March 2 for a safety warning system being installed at the Masonry Dam in the Cedar Falls watershed to warn people in the unlikely event of a dam failure.

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.

City Light Continues Arterial LED Streetlight Installations

Seattle City Light is continuing to improve customer safety, reduce carbon emissions and conserve resources by converting street lights on arterial roadways from high-pressure sodium lights to energy-efficient LEDs. The new LED lights will make arterial streets safer by increasing visibility at night.

Crane Fire Demonstrates Need For Safety Precautions Around Power Lines

A fire at a West Seattle construction site this morning shows how important it is to be safe around power lines. A crane operator was hoisting trusses for a building when part of the machinery came into contact with a power line. The surge of electricity started a fire that eventually engulfed the crane’s cab. Fortunately, no one was injured.

Seattle City Light Works in Holly Park to Enhance Streetlight Reliability and Safety

Residents and businesses should prepare for construction to resume in the Holly Park neighborhood in mid-May to update the streetlight electrical grounding system.

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.

Shoreline Substation transformer ready to rock and roll

This new transformer sits on top of pendulum bearings that keep it from toppling when the ground shakes The new Transformer Bank 73 at the City Light Shoreline Substation may not look very different to you than any other heavy piece of equipment in our system – until you… [ Keep reading ]

Hydro excavators help save time and money

New hydro excavator technology has improved the ability of City Light crews to clear soil and debris in preparation for construction – resulting in increased efficiency, lower costs and fewer errors.