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Seattle City Light breaks ground on new solar microgrid at Miller Community Center

Seattle City Light began construction this week on a new solar microgrid at Miller Community Center, located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. The microgrid, a demonstration project, will provide backup power storage for the community center during emergency events, such as a windstorm or unplanned power outage.

Microgrid Open House Scheduled for Dec. 9 at Miller Community Center

Seattle City Light and Seattle Parks and Recreation invite community members to an open house at Miller Community Center (330 19th Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112) to learn about the Resiliency Solar Microgrid Project. The open house will be held on Monday, December 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Seattle City Light awards contract for solar microgrid that will provide emergency backup power to Miller Community Center

Seattle City Light has awarded a $1.8 million contract to a team led by Worley to design and construct a solar microgrid at Miller Community Center, located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. The public is invited to attend an informational meeting on July 10.

UW and Seattle City Light partner on solar testbed installation

The University of Washington is installing solar panels on three residence halls in partnership with Seattle City Light’s Green Up program to support research on clean energy and smart grid technology. “This project will put our students in the middle of a quiet revolution, the digitization of energy,” said UW… [ Keep reading ]

Burke-Gilman Trail Now Open in City Light Project Area

Seattle City Light has completed the majority of its electrical infrastructure construction activity along the Burke-Gilman Trail through the University of Washington’s west campus.

Safety First: Seattle City Light Adds Signs to Burke-Gilman Detour

Everything starts with safety at Seattle City Light. That goes for our employees and our customers, which is why we’ve added more signage to help cyclists and drivers stay safe along a detour of the Burke-Gilman Trail.

Electrical Upgrade for UW Requires Detour of Next Section of Burke-Gilman Trail

Seattle City Light is continuing its electrical upgrade of the system feeding the University of Washington. The project requires detouring the next section of the Burke-Gilman Trail.

Bike-to-Work Day Cyclists on Burke-Gilman Trail Be Aware of Detours

Seattle City Light and the University of Washington remind Bike-to-Work Day cyclists that City Light’s work on the Burke-Gilman Trail at the university requires a detour. Trail users are urged to check detour routes on the UW Burke-Gilman Trail Detours website.

Bright Ideas for Seattle City Light

UW students presented their ideas on renewable energy generation and promotion this month at a case competition for Seattle City Light. This was a capstone project for senior students in UW’s Foster School of Business. A total of 46 teams offered innovative solutions on how to meet increased renewable energy requirements posed by I-937, voted on by Seattle residents in 2006. The teams proposed utilizing solar, wind, tidal, geothermal and other types of renewable energy. The business students presented their ideas along with an analysis of City Light’s Community Solar initiative and recommendations on how to structure, market and price the program.

Bright Minds, Solar Energy Combine at UW Competition

This Friday, 250 business students at the University of Washington will present their ideas on how Seattle City Light could best incorporate solar electricity generation by residents and/or the utility into its operations.