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City Light is ready for winter weather. Are you?

Seattle City Light monitors weather conditions to prepare for potential power outages when high winds, heavy rain, or snow and ice are in the forecast. We are prepared with the necessary equipment, supplies, chains for trucks, etc., to respond to any outage. Should there be widespread outages, we have crews… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle shares resources for winter storm

As the winter snow settled across Puget Sound, residents delighted in it and shared fun photos of snowmen, sledding and other activities. But with snow comes the potential of power outages, road closures, extreme temperatures and slick roads — many of which were experienced today. Here at City Light, our… [ Keep reading ]

How to Stay Safe and Warm During a Winter Power Outage

Here we go again… This weekend’s windy, snowy and yes, even stormy weather could cause short and long-term outages in our area. When outages occur, City Light’s response prioritizes life safety first, followed by emergency services and then by repairs which will bring the largest number of customers back into service. In… [ Keep reading ]

How to Stay Safe and Warm During a Winter Power Outage

Snow in the Mountains, then even MORE snow; plus wind, rain, and ending with snow in lowlands — all this weekend. #wawx pic.twitter.com/pgr3CRPCBK — NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) February 15, 2018 In case you haven’t heard, the National Weather Service predicts that the Puget Sound is in for a heavy dose… [ Keep reading ]

❄️Winter Wonderland at City Light’s Hydroelectric Projects❄️

Our hydroelectric projects in the North Cascades and in northeastern Washington have had enough snow to make Jack Frost jealous.

Early Snowpack Near Normal for Seattle City Light Hydroelectric Dams

While snowpack levels in the watershed that collects Seattle’s drinking water is below normal at the start of 2015, snowpack levels in the watersheds that feed Seattle City Light’s hydroelectric dams are near normal. Even so, it’s early in the season and a lot can change before the end of winter.

Unexpected Mountain Snows Are Great News for City Light Customers

Seattle City Light customers can expect to keep more green in their pockets thanks to February’s record-setting snowfall in the mountains and this month’s additional storms.  The increased snowfall means a greater snowpack for use in generating electricity at our hydroelectric dams. According to the most recent financial forecast, the… [ Keep reading ]

Warm Winter Weather Elsewhere Can Affect Electricity Prices Here in Seattle

While the Pacific Northwest is experiencing cold temperatures and mountains are covered with snow, unusually warm conditions in other parts of the country are holding down prices on the surplus electricity Seattle City Light sells to other utilities.

Tips to Stay Warm and Safe Should You Experience a Power Outage

Ice and snow can cause tree branches to sag or break, leading to power outages. Here are some tips to stay warm and safe if you experience an outage.

Abundant Snowpack Assures Healthy Electricity Supplies

Seattle City Light Superintendent Jorge Carrasco expressed cautious optimism about power production this year. The utility entered April with near-record amounts of snowpack above its hydroelectric dams on the Pend Oreille and Skagit Rivers, promising a healthy supply of electricity this summer.