A portion of West Seattle currently runs on a 4 kilovolt electrical distribution system. This system is aging and becoming outdated. Seattle City Light will be upgrading the neighborhood's electrical infrastructure to a 26 kilovolt system, which will be more reliable and provide more capacity to meet increasing demand for electricity.
The project entails replacing poles, cross arms, insulators, transformers, and electrical wires. Some power outages will be necessary. Affected residents will be notified of planned outages in advance.
10/23/2014 Update: We are currently moving into a portion of West Seattle north of Morgan Junction. Work should last for approximately two months in this area. Affected customers were sent a notification letter with an associated
map on Oct. 22.