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City Light Steps Closer to Powering Seattle Through the 21st Century

The Denny Substation project draft environmental impact statement is available for review. [More]

FERC Approves $2 Million Settlement Benefitting Seattle City Light

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved a settlement agreement that will provide Seattle City Light with $2 million to resolve its claims against Vancouver, B.C.-based Powerex related to high prices for electricity that were charged during the West Coast energy crisis of 2000 and 2001. [More]

Unexpected Mountain Snows Are Great News for City Light Customers

Seattle City Light customers can expect to keep more green in their pockets thanks to February’s record-setting snowfall in the mountains and this month’s additional storms.  The increased snowfall means a greater snowpack for use in generating electricity at our hydroelectric dams. According to the most recent financial forecast, the improved snowpack [More]

Blast From the Past: 1944 Seattle City Light Customer Bulletin

A little piece of history turned up at Seattle City Light recently. A local woman mailed City Light a copy of its May-June 1944 customer bulletin last week. The bulletin – Official Bulletin 52, to be exact – was hidden among family mementos in the home of her aunt who recently passed [More]

Bright Ideas for Seattle City Light

UW students presented their ideas on renewable energy generation and promotion this month at a case competition for Seattle City Light. This was a capstone project for senior students in UW’s Foster School of Business. A total of 46 teams offered innovative solutions on how to meet increased renewable energy requirements posed by I-937, voted on by Seattle residents in 2006. The teams proposed utilizing solar, wind, tidal, geothermal and other types of renewable energy. The business students presented their ideas along with an analysis of City Light’s Community Solar initiative and recommendations on how to structure, market and price the program. [More]

DOE official meets with local conservation business leaders

Leaders from Puget Sound environment and conservation businesses met to hear about the Department of Energy’s priorities in the effort to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. Seattle City Light hosted a business roundtable Monday afternoon with the assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs for the Department of Energy, Alice Madden. She explained that the federal [More]

Minority Supplier Council Names Seattle City Light Public Agency of the Year, Valdez a Champion

The Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Council selected Seattle City Light as its Public Agency of the Year for 2013 and Javier Valdez, a strategic advisor in the utility's corporate performance unit, for its Champion Award. [More]

Consumer Alert: Beware of Con Artists Posing as Utility Bill Collectors

Seattle City Light is warning its customers to guard against con artists pretending to be utility bill collectors. City Light has received more than a dozen reports of attempted fraud this week alone. Customers reported receiving phone calls from someone who claims to represent the utility. The caller fraudulently claims the customer’s [More]

Seattle City Light Names Craig Smith Conservation Resources Director

Craig Smith has been hired as the next conservation resources director for Seattle City Light, General Manager and CEO Jorge Carrasco announced today. [More]

Heritage Tree Protected by Seattle City Light Employees

Seattle City Light vegetation management crews and pole engineers joined forces recently to move power lines away from a large Pacific madrone tree, to avoid extensive trimming necessary to keep its branches away from a feeder line. [More]