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Building a Resilient Community: The Importance of Infrastructure Reliability

Andrew Strong is Seattle City Light’s Interim Environmental, Engineering, and Project Delivery Officer. In today’s interconnected world, the reliability of our electrical infrastructure is more important than ever. From adding line sensors to replacing aging wooden utility poles, laying new underground electrical cables, and installing new transformers, ensuring an uninterrupted… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: James Wicker, Senior Electric Service Representative

The Basics Division: Customer Engineering How long have you been at City Light? Since June 2017 Tell us about your role: I provide on-site technical advice and help commercial customers, making sure their electrical service installations are set up properly and efficiently. I explain and apply regulations for these installations and… [ Keep reading ]

How We Keep Our Crews and Customers Safe During Power Restoration and Construction

At Seattle City Light, we’re committed to serving our communities with reliable power while keeping safety at the forefront of all we do. Our hardworking crews often operate in your neighborhood to restore power, perform maintenance, and upgrade infrastructure. Here’s how to stay safe around our worksites and equipment. How… [ Keep reading ]

City Light Celebrates National Lineworker Appreciation Day

Every year on July 10, we celebrate National Lineworker Appreciation Day. This special day honors the dedication of utility lineworkers across the country who are committed to keeping the lights on, maintaining infrastructure, and protecting public safety. Here at Seattle City Light, we want to take a moment to say… [ Keep reading ]

What is a peak load and how does it affect you?

Over the past few weeks of intense heat waves, utilities across the United States have been facing elevated peak loads due to increased demand for power. During periods of extreme weather, utilities experience elevated load demands which result in higher-than-normal peak loads. Extreme heat has been less of an issue… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Phil Ambrose, Senior Project Manager, Strategic Capital Programs

The Basics Division: Project Delivery How long have you been at City Light? I started as a term-limited Capital Projects Coordinator within Asset Management in January 2012, right after leaving active duty with the U.S. Army. In June 2012, I accepted a permanent position as a Capital Projects Coordinator Senior within… [ Keep reading ]

Five Safety Tips to Keep in Mind for Your Fourth of July Barbecue

With the midweek Fourth of July holiday on the horizon, many families may be staying close to home and barbecuing in the backyard to celebrate the holiday. We’ve grilled up five safety tips to serve alongside a fun-filled Independence Day. Don’t forget to top it off with a safe, professional… [ Keep reading ]

How to Stay Comfortable Without Using a Lot of Electricity This Summer

Lars Henrikson is a Residential Efficiency Program Manager in Seattle City Light’s Customer Care and Energy Solutions business unit. Earlier this year, the Seattle area was lucky with mild weather. But heat waves are a real threat due to climate change. We aren’t immune to heat domes, smoke, and other… [ Keep reading ]

I hopped behind the wheel of an EV for the first time and drove to Spokane. Here’s what I learned.

The light turns green as I idle – well, not exactly idle, but sit – in a City-issued, all-electric Toyota bZ4x on the corner of 6th and Cherry in downtown Seattle. I press on the accelerator and the car shoots forward with a surprising amount of torque. It’s my first… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Evan Tablatin, Talent Acquisition Specialist

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Since June 2022 Division: People and Culture Tell us about your role: I help recruit talent and run hiring processes for the utility. I’m responsible for seeing my assigned processes from start to finish. I meet with hiring managers and create job postings,… [ Keep reading ]