How to stay safe, cool and energy-efficient during the heat wave.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory through Monday night with temperatures reaching the 90s in some areas. While the heat may be a welcomed change for some, it can also turn from uncomfortable to dangerous in a matter of minutes. We have a list of tips to… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Kurt Pullman, System Operations Director

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Six months Division: System Operations Tell us about your role. What does your job entail?  As the director of system operations, I am responsible for providing leadership to our System Operations Center, which includes the group of professionals and support staff who… [ Keep reading ]

Summer 2022 Tours and Recreation

Skagit Tours Canceled The summer just won’t be the same without Skagit Tours. In November, severe flooding washed out a section of SR 20 leading into Newhalem, reducing traffic to a single lane. Washington Department of Transportation will be making repairs over the next several months, which will create… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Solar Powered Summer Attractions

It takes great power to make the Seattle area as amazing as it is. Fueled by people, technology, renewable energy, and carbon-neutral electricity, Seattle City Light is driven by you, and together we power some pretty remarkable things. Here’s a list of amazing solar-powered attractions to visit this summer. Sonic Bloom… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Brett Ronneberg, Electrical Power Systems Engineer

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Coming up on nine years. I joined City Light in August 2013 after graduating college. Division: Engineering & Technology Operations Tell us about your role. What does your job entail? I’m an electrical power systems engineer in the Generation Electrical Engineering group. I… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Jenny Levesque, External Communications Manager

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Five years Division: Communications Tell us about your role: The External Communications team manages communications with our customers. This includes the website, print and electronic newsletters, community outreach, and public events. We support marketing campaigns for utility programs and initiatives… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Haley Coutts, Assistant Electrical Engineer

The Basics   How long have you been at City Light?  Since January 2022 Division:  Electrification and Strategic Technology Tell us about your role. What does your job entail?  I’m an assistant electrical engineer on the Grid Modernization team. My job is to help develop and implement City Light’s Grid Modernization Roadmap. I work… [ Keep reading ]

Scammers are preying on our region. Here’s what you need to know.   

Each year, scammers take deceitful and aggressive measures to target our customers. They are even taking advantage of the heightened stress caused by the pandemic to demand financial and personal information in addition to threatening to shut off your power. Here are a few tips to help you spot a… Filed Under: In the Community, News, PowerlinesTagged With:

Keep Mylar Balloons from Crashing the Party

Parties call for all kinds of fun decorations, like mylar balloons! But sometimes these festive, floating objects come at a cost. Each year, stray mylar balloons fly into City Light’s power lines, leading to their fiery demise and potential power outages. For our crews, this can become a problem. “Mylar… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Charles McFarland, Lineworker Apprentice

The Basics   How long have you been at City Light? A little over three years Division: Transmission and Distribution Field Operations Tell us about your role. What does your job entail?  I am a sixth-step line apprentice. My role is to carry out the daily duties of maintaining equipment as well as… [ Keep reading ]