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Customer Satisfaction Research Underway

City Light has partnered with DHM Research to conduct a customer satisfaction survey on our behalf beginning September 30. This research will be done in two phases. In phase one, customers will be randomly selected and contacted by phone or text inviting them to take a brief (15 minutes) survey… [ Keep reading ]

City Light and partners use trees to “plant” a new South Fork Tolt River

This summer, City Light and its agency partners, including the Tulalip Tribes, NOAA Fisheries, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Seattle Public Utilities and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, continued to revitalize the South Fork Tolt River. In early July, the group placed 117 trees throughout the river using… [ Keep reading ]

Four pivotal periods in City Light’s century-plus history of public power

Established in 1910, City Light’s public power is integral to Seattle’s civic history.

Award-Winning Green Up Community Program is Now Accepting Applications for New Solar Power Projects

Seattle City Light and the Washington State Housing Finance Commission’s (WSHFC) Sustainable Energy Trust were selected as 2021 Green Power Leadership Award winners by the Center for Resource Solutions. The award recognizes the two agencies for removing barriers for low- and moderate-income communities to install solar with affordable financing through WSHFC’s Sustainable Energy Trust combined with incentives from the Green Up Community Program. … [ Keep reading ]

City Reaches Agreement to Conclude Seattle City Light Class Action Lawsuit

City Attorney Pete Holmes | Seattle City Light CEO Debra Smith Contact:Dan Nolte, City Attorney’s Office Communications, Dan.Nolte@seattle.govJulie Moore, Seattle City Light Communications, Julie.Moore@seattle.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2021 SEATTLE – The City of Seattle has reached a $3.5 million settlement agreement in an August 2019 lawsuit that claimed… [ Keep reading ]

(spot)Light: Aaron Jackson, Electrician Constructor

The Basics Years of service: Five Division: Transmission & Distribution Operations Tell us about your role: I work on Core 4 at the South Stations. We upgrade and maintain all the transmission and distribution equipment in substations, everything from wiring control equipment to changing out transformers. Background Hometown: Glenwood Springs, Colo. Tell us about your family: I moved here… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light creates multimillion-dollar fund to support fish on the Skagit

Fund brings substantial new resources to protect, conserve, and restore the fisheries resources and aquatic habitat of the Skagit River With a unanimous vote of the City Council on Monday, Seattle created a new fund to support endangered fish species in the Skagit River watershed, including bull trout and Chinook salmon. As Seattle City Light… [ Keep reading ]

(spot)Light: Brandy Balansay, GIS Specialist

The Basics Years of service: 2½ years Division: Environmental Management & Real Estate Tell us about your role: As part of the Real Estate Services team, I wear many hats, but my primary role is to manage and maintain our application, database, and real estate-related needs, like our geographic information system (GIS). I also navigate current team processes and brainstorm… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]