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Seattle City Light is disconnecting customers for non-payment. City Light has flexible payment plans available to all customers. For income-eligible residential customers, we have bill assistance programs available, including emergency bill assistance and the Utility Discount Program. If your electricity has been disconnected, call (206) 684-3000 Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm to discuss your options.

Current Projects

We're continuously working to improve our services and the communities we serve - from maintaining our infrastructure to upgrading equipment to exploring new energy technology solutions - all to deliver safe, clean, and reliable power to you. Click the button below to view a map of active projects.

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4th Avenue Duct Bank Installation

Installing an underground duct bank on 4th Avenue to maintain electrical reliability for downtown core

Accelerated Pole Replacement Program

Replacing aging utility poles to enhance safety and reliability

Advanced Metering Installations

Replacing older meters with new wireless advanced meters

Arroyo Conduit Installation

Installing new conduits, cables, streetlights and other related equipment

Belltown EV Charging Station

Proposal to build a public EV charging station in Belltown

Brace Point Cable Replacement

Underground infrastructure improvements and streetlight installations

Broad Street Substation Inductor

System improvements at the Broad Street Substation that will increase the reliability of our power grid

Burien Electric Vehicle Charging Station

EV charging at the Burien City Hall/King County Library parking lot

Canterbury Lane East Streetlight Repairs

Repairing streetlight system on Canterbury Lane East

Chinatown-ID Underdeck LED Lighting Upgrades

Underdeck lighting upgrades in the Chinatown-International District

Chinatown-ID/Atlantic Infrastructure Upgrades

Replacing aging utility poles, overhead wires and equipment

Civil Improvements at Laurelhurst Substation

Removing aging substation equipment and trenching for electrical conduit

Curbside Level 2 EV Charging

Installing public Level 2 EV chargers at curbside locations in Seattle

Delridge Electrical Upgrades

Upgrading electrical infrastructure by replacing aging utility poles, overhead wires and equipment

Denny Substation

Upgrades to the east ramp and southeast tenant space

Duwamish Communications Tower Upgrades

Installing communications equipment on utility tower structures along the Duwamish Waterway

East Pine Substation Reliability Upgrade

Modifications and improvements to East Pine Substation

Electrical Improvements in Meadowbrook

Installing underground conduits and cables to maintain electrical reliability

Electrical Improvements Near NE 47th St

Vault and duct bank installation to support electrical growth

Elliott Bay Seawall Project -- Utility Relocation

Relocating utilities to support the Waterfront Seattle project

Fairview Ave North Bridge Replacement

Installing new poles and power lines to maintain reliability along Fairview Ave

Hawthorne Hills Underground Cable Repairs

Repairing segments of underground cable to improve reliability

Inverness Cable Replacement Project

Repairing aging underground infrastructure in the Inverness neighborhood

Lake Park Drive South Streetlight Repairs

Repairing the underground streetlight system in the Mt. Baker area

Magnolia Cable Improvements

Underground cable replacements in the Magnolia area

Magnolia Communications/Streetlight Upgrades

Pilot project to support enhanced cellular and data services in the Magnolia area

Magnolia Pilot Streetlights

Three pilot streetlights have been installed in the Magnolia neighborhood.

Marion Street Duct Bank Repair

Repairing damaged duct bank to maintain reliability

Market Street EV Charging Site

Converting the former Market Street Substation property into an electric vehicle charging site

Meadowbrook Cable Replacement

Repairing underground electrical system in Meadowbrook

Miller Community Center - Solar Microgrid

Installation of a battery energy storage system, solar panels and microgrid controls

Morgan Junction EV Charging Station

Converting the former Morgan Junction substation property into an electric vehicle charging station

Overhead Line Relocations on I-5 (Shoreline)

Pulling overhead wires over I-5 to support Sound Transit construction

Queen Anne Communications Tower Retrofit

Tower reliability improvements on City Light's communications tower

Queen Anne Utility Surveying

Survey work to design future infrastructure upgrades

Relicensing the Skagit Hydroelectric Project

Collaborating with partners to renew the federal license for the Skagit Hydroelectric Project

South Park Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Proposal to install EV chargers in South Park

South Park Underdeck LED Lighting Upgrades

Replacing existing State Route 99 overpass lights with LEDs

Southwest Seattle Fiberoptic Cable Installations

Overhead fiberoptic cable replacements to maintain reliable communications

Stewart Street Duct Bank Installation

Installing an electrical duct bank to improve reliability

Streetlight Repairs on SW Holly St

Repairing the underground streetlight system along SW Holly St

Streetlight System Upgrades on Blanchard Street

Streetlight system improvements in the Denny Triangle area

System Duct Bank Upgrades on Battery Street

Upgrading existing duct banks on Battery Street to improve reliability

Thomas Street Civil Improvements

Installing a duct bank and vault to improve reliability in South Lake Union

Underground Electrical Conversions on E Union St

Pulling in new cables to connect the underground electrical system along E Union St

Wedgwood Electrical Improvements

Replacing aging underground infrastructure to improve reliability

Windermere Streetlight Pilot Project

Piloting LED streetlight fixtures to improve safety and reduce emissions

Streetlight Repair

City light operates about 84,000 streetlights throughout the city and beyond. Learn more about our ongoing work or report a streetlight that is out.

City Light

Debra Smith, General Manager and CEO
Address: 700 5th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34023, Seattle, WA, 98124-4023
Phone: (206) 684-3000
SCL_ExternalComms@seattle.gov

Seattle City Light was created by the citizens of Seattle in 1902 to provide affordable, reliable, and environmentally responsible electric power to the City of Seattle and neighboring suburbs.