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City Light Field Trip Teaches Kids About Salmon and Natural Sciences


City Light staff has just completed their tenth year of the “Homeward Bound” field trip, a program to give elementary school students an opportunity to witness the return of salmon to local rivers, and learn about natural sciences. [More]

Congratulations to Our Cookin’ with Kilowatts Winners


Congratulations to the winners in Seattle City Light's Cookin' with Kilowatts contest. [More]

Seattle City Light Saves Customers $4.6 Million with Efficiency Program


Seattle City Light announced today that its home energy reports program has saved customers $4.6 million on their energy bills since the program started in 2009. Seattle City Light customers have also saved over 50 million kilowatt-hours through this program, enough energy to take nearly 5,000 homes in Seattle off the grid for a year. [More]

City Light upgrades dams’ communication systems


City Light has just improved its communications system with its dams and generation facilities on the Skagit and Cedar rivers, to make them more reliable and flexible. [More]

Seattle City Light Protects Salmon Habitat


City Light acquired two properties on the Skagit and Sauk Rivers for fish habitat preservation. [More]

City Light System Reliability Work Will Impact Traffic on Highway 99


City Light will be enhancing electrical system reliability by upgrading the communication link between two south end substations and the utility’s system control center. The work requires pulling fiber optic communications cable across State Route 99 (SR 99) near Boeing Field (see the map with construction zone on the back side). The work is being done in coordination with Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and City Light’s H-Frame/Feeder installation project currently underway in the same area. [More]

Keeping the Lights ON in the View Ridge Neighborhood — Public Meeting to Discuss Electric Service Reliability Improvement Project


Seattle City Light crews will begin work Oct. 13 to upgrade the underground electrical system in a southern section of the View Ridge neighborhood in order to improve the system’s reliability and better serve customers. The boundaries for the project are approximately: NE 65th Street on the north, NE 55th Street on the south, 33rd Avenue NE on the east, and 45th Avenue NE on the west. The project is projected to last through April 2015, and will employ methods that both mitigate cost and minimize disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. [More]

Energy Efficient Street Lighting: Another Benefit of Public Power


As we celebrate Public Power Week, a new report by Navigant Research shows how community ownership is driving investments in efficient LED streetlights that save energy and money. The Navigant report details the efforts of public power utilities like Seattle City Light to upgrade street lighting to LED technology and how investor-owned utilities [More]

Guided Tours Resume at Historic Georgetown Steam Plant


Tours of the historic Georgetown Steam Plant resume after a hiatus of a few years, starting Oct. 11. [More]

What Does Public Power Mean To YOU? Celebrate Public Power Week, Oct. 5 – 11


This week, Oct. 5-11, local citizens, communities and government officials are taking part in celebrating the the 28th annual Public Power Week, a nationwide program that celebrates the importance of public power. [More]