Introducing Kate Clark, City Light’s new Artist-in-Residence

Seattle City Light, in partnership with the Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), has commissioned Kate Clark to be the utility’s Artist-in-Residence for approximately one year, starting in September 2021. Clark will work closely with City Light staff to learn about the utility’s operations and facilities, enabling her to create… [ Keep reading ]

(spot)Light: Aaron McCartney, Accounting Technician

The Basics  Years of service: 14+ years Division: Customer Operations Role: I lead the Refund and Transfer desk for the utility’s Account Control team. It’s pretty humdrum, but it gets busy at the end of July because that’s when we process the annual utility credit reimbursements. We’ll send refund checks to approximately 16,000 customers enrolled in the Utility Discount Program (UDP) this year. The refunds help many low-income customers,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Colleen Lenahansen, Senior Public Relations Specialist

The BasicsYears of Service: One year (as of 6/24/21, all remote so far).Division: CommunicationsRole: As part of the External Communications team, I work on connecting our customers and stakeholders with City Light programs, services, and messages. My day-to-day work involves strategizing on how best to convey content to the public,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Hannah Szenk, Talent Acquisition Specialist

The BasicsYears of Service: Six and a halfDivision: Talent and Workforce DevelopmentRole: I recruit new employees to the utility and facilitate all stages of the hiring process. I currently support 26 officers and directors across the organization and also run our internship program hiring process. BackgroundHometown: Issaquah, Wash.Alma Mater: Washington… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Leases Georgetown Steam Plant to Local Non-Profit

1906 steam plant to become a museum and cultural center Seattle City Light has signed a long-term lease and operating agreement with the newly formed Georgetown Steam Plant Community Development Authority (GTSPCDA), a non-profit organization dedicated to continued public use and restoration of the building. The agreement allows the GTSPCDA to assume programming… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Reed Adam, Audit Process Consultant

The BasicsYears of Service: TwoDivision: Financial and Business ServicesRole: As part of Internal Audit, I work on operational and compliance audits with business units across the utility. I also work on data analysis and reporting for Financial and Business Services. BackgroundHometown: I grew up in Seattle but moved to Northern… [ Keep reading ]

City Light Recognized as an Exemplary Supporter by the Integrated Lighting Campaign

Seattle City Light has been selected for exemplary recognition as a Supporter of Pacific Northwest National Lab’s Integrated Lighting Campaign (ILC)! The ILC is a program within the US Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy that helps facility owners and managers take advantage of networked lighting control and integrated… [ Keep reading ]

Skagit River Hydro Project Relicensing Update

Seattle City Light continues working toward preparing to submit an application for the relicensing of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Even as we move forward through the relicensing process and start the field studies that will help us be good stewards of the natural and cultural resources of the Skagit… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Brian Taubeneck, Senior Management Systems Analyst

The BasicsYears of Service: TwoDivision: General Manager’s OfficeRole: I work as a continuous improvement business analyst on the Strategic Planning and Performance team. I coordinate City Light’s participation in various benchmarking studies, and I analyze work processes and look for areas for change and improvement. My current project involves evaluating… [ Keep reading ]

Tell us what a clean energy future means to you and help shape the future of energy

Have you heard about the Washington State Clean Energy Transformation Act? On May 7, 2019, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the Clean Energy Transformation Act, also known as CETA, which commits Washington to an electricity supply free of greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. Key milestones for Washington utilities under… [ Keep reading ]