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October 1, 2014 at 6:18 AM

Utility pulls plug on Puget Sound tidal power plan

 The Associated Press EVERETT — A utility has pulled the plug on a project that would have tested generating electricity from tidal waters flowing in and out of Puget Sound. The Snohomish County Public Utility District said Tuesday it cannot put two turbines under water near Whidbey Island because the U.S. Energy Department decided not to share…


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July 12, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Power restored in International District

Update 3:47 p.m.: The power is now fully restored to all customers in the area. Update 3:05 p.m.: All but about 177 customers have their power back, but Seattle City Light says it is taking longer than expected to get everyone back due to a “very hard-to-access area” where the damage is located. Crews are on scene and working…


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January 6, 2014 at 7:01 PM

Downed line causes power outage on Seattle’s Capitol Hill

UPDATE 7:35 p.m. | Power may be on and off for some customers in the Capitol Hill/Eastlake area while Seattle City Light works to reroute power. The cause of the outage, which originally affected about 6,390 customers, was a downed feeder line near Franklin Avenue East and East Shelby Street, according to the power company. At 7:35 p.m.,…


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December 30, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Power restored to most of 11,000 who lost power in West Seattle

UPDATE 2:45 p.m.:  Power has been restored to all but about 400 customers. Previous post:  Power was cut to nearly 11,000 homes and businesses in a wide area of West Seattle this morning after a broken tree branch fell on two feeder lines. City Light spokesman Scott Thomsen said the branch fell about 9:30 a.m. near the…


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