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Subject:   Transmission Towers to be Replaced
For Immediate Release:   
9/8/2010  8:32:00 AM
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Top 20 of the 190 steel lattice towers to be removed and repaired

SEATTLE On Wednesday, September 8, Seattle City Light crews will be removing a 20 section of steel lattice from its 190 tall tower on the south side of the Ship Canal at Warren Avenue between Nickerson and the Canal. The work is expected to begin about 9:00 a.m. The removal of the uppermost part of the tower should take several hours.

A 230 crane will lift the tower and lower it to the ground for the necessary steelwork to be completed. Its estimated the repairs will take up to three weeks and then the steel section will be re-positioned on the tower.

The high voltage lines that are held by the tower will be restrung across the Canal in the summer of 2011. These distribution lines provide additional reliability and back-up for power running from the utilitys Ballard Substation to residents in Queen Anne and Magnolia.

Seattle City Light is the tenth largest public electric utility in the United States. It has the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to nearly 1 million Seattle area residents. City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.



 

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