Looking back at 2021

It’s hard to believe that another year has passed! From extreme weather to new and exciting projects that will change the way we power our region, our employees went above and beyond to deliver affordable, reliable and environmentally responsible energy services. To summarize 2021, it was a year of action. With the last year fading out of the rearview mirror, we want… [ Keep reading ]

Supply Chain Issues and Staffing Challenges Increase Wait Times for New Service Connections

Seattle City Light is currently experiencing longer than normal wait times for service requests due to reduced staffing numbers, past and present weather events, and supply chain issues. Combined, these factors have created a cascading effect on our service scheduling that we are actively working to correct. We appreciate your… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light 2022 Rate Increase

Update January 4, 2022: City Light became aware of an error in our billing system that resulted in some Seattle City Light residential customers receiving bill notifications on Jan. 4, 2022, that show double charges for the same usage. The error was limited to a subset of approximately 12,500 residential customer bills processed. We have paused all… [ Keep reading ]

Light Reading: January/February 2022

Seattle City Light explores renewable hydrogen fuel at the Port of Seattle with Department of Energy awards Last year, a team from Seattle City Light, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories began to explore the potential of shifting from fossil fuel to clean hydrogen as fuel to power… [ Keep reading ]

Winter weather is coming. Now is the time to prepare.

All week, we (along with most of the region) have been tracking the forecasted snowfall and frigid temperatures that will begin Friday and go into the following week. City Light is staffed and ready to mobilize if and when outages occur. We have prepared for the worst and are hoping… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light 2022 Energy Efficiency Incentive Changes

Seattle City Light would like to thank the participants of our energy efficiency incentive programs. Thanks to your support, City Light’s incentive programs saved enough energy in 2021 to power 11,600 homes for a year. The new year brings updated incentive rates, new measures to take advantage of, and new… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Ellen Moskito Smiley, Budget and Financial Policy Advisor

The Basics  Years of service: It will be 15 years in January. Division: Customer Energy Solutions (CES) Tell us about your role: I develop and monitor the operating and capital budgets for CES. I also guide and support division leaders and program managers on all financial/budgetary matters.  Background  Hometown: Juneau, Alaska (where it rains more than in Seattle! I have… [ Keep reading ]

Georgetown Flume Project Approved by Council Committee

The Seattle City Council Transportation & Utilities Committee voted today to approve the transfer of the unused Georgetown Flume site. In doing so, a vacant property takes a step toward a new life in service to the Georgetown and South Park communities. This decision allows Seattle City Light to transfer… [ Keep reading ]

(spot)Light: Jean Greagor, Senior Real Property Agent

The Basics Years of service: Three Division: Environmental Management & Real Estate Tell us about your role: I work with the Engineering, Environmental, Accounting, and Legal groups in City Light and external individuals, companies, nonprofits, cities, counties, the state — just about everyone! Many customers lease City Light property, or sometimes we need to acquire new property rights for different projects.  We protect City Light’s infrastructure and surrounding land in different projects. There are… [ Keep reading ]

Grass lawns are harmful to the environment—here’s what you can do instead

Joel Ferreiro is a Gardener on Seattle City Light’s Landscapes Team. The Lawn Problem Think of some popular crops grown in the United States. What comes to mind? Corn, wheat, and barley might be at the top of your list, as they are ones that help sustain human and animal… [ Keep reading ]