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City of Seattle brings Utility Discount to 10,000 more households

Today Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) Director Andrew Lofton announced proposed changes to the Utility Discount Program (UDP) to auto-enroll more than 10,000 low-income Seattle Housing Authority households. Today’s announcement puts the City on track to surpass the Mayor’s goal to double program enrollment two years ahead of schedule.


Applying for the Utility Discount Program Easier than Ever

Applicants for the Utility Discount Program now need only one month of income documentation to qualify.


Early Snowpack Near Normal for Seattle City Light Hydroelectric Dams

While snowpack levels in the watershed that collects Seattle’s drinking water is below normal at the start of 2015, snowpack levels in the watersheds that feed Seattle City Light’s hydroelectric dams are near normal. Even so, it’s early in the season and a lot can change before the end of winter.


Seattle’s Trash to Generate Even More Clean Electricity for City Light

Seattle’s trash will soon generate even more clean energy for Seattle City Light customers.


Utility Discount Program Can Cut Winter Heating Costs by 60 Percent

Before cold winter weather returns to the Seattle area and starts driving up heating costs, Seattle City Light is working to help income-eligible customers cut their utility bills by 60 percent.


Update on Truck-Pole Crash and Power Outage on Capitol Hill

A truck crashed into a utility pole about 8:45 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Denny Way and Yale Avenue, toppling the pole, along with power lines and three transformers, to the ground, and knocking out power for about 3,600 homes and businesses in Capitol Hill, First Hill and South Lake Union.


City Light Community Solar Project Wins IREC Innovation Award

Seattle City Light’s Community Solar project has won a 2012 Innovation Award from the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC).


Thieves Pose as Utility Workers, Try to Enter Homes

Several customers have contacted Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities with concerns about thieves posing as utility employees.


Mayor Outlines City Light Winter Preparations, Encourages Residents to Get Ready for La Nina Too

With weather experts predicting another colder, wetter, La Nina winter, Mayor Mike McGinn encouraged people today to prepare for weather-related emergencies, outlined how residents can help the City respond to power outages and updated the public on how Seattle City Light is preparing for winter storms.


City Light Employees Win Awards for River Stewardship

Three Seattle City Light employees were honored recently for their work to protect the rivers that support our hydroelectric operations and the fish that live in them.

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