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Seattle City (spot)Light: Michael McDonald, Sr. Safety and Health Specialist

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? I started in February of 2022. Division: Safety, Health & Wellness  Tell us about your role. What does your job entail? Ensuring the safety of City Light staff, visitors, and contractors at the Skagit Hydroelectric Project through training, proper safety programs,… [ Keep reading ]

Skagit Project Relicensing: Draft License Application Submitted

Seattle City Light has submitted a Draft License Application (DLA) to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). This is an important, and required, milestone in the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project relicensing process and a testament to City Light’s continued collaboration with Tribes, Canadian First Nations, federal and state agencies, and… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light recognized as No. 1 West Midsize Utility in J.D. Power 2022 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study

Seattle, WA—Seattle City Light received the highest customer satisfaction index score of any midsize electrical utility (50,000-89,999 business customers) in the western United States, according to the J.D. Power 2022 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction StudySM. Overall satisfaction is examined across six factors (listed in order of importance): power quality… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Brandt March, Generation Supervisor

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? I started temporarily as a summer hydro maintenance worker at the Boundary Hydroelectric Project in June 2004 and was then hired permanently in September 2007 as a generation electrician constructor apprentice here at the Skagit Project. Division: Generation Operations  Tell us about… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Chante Houston, Senior Customer Service Representative

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? I’ve been with City Light for 9 months. Division: Customer Engineering Tell us about your role. What does your job entail?  Providing administrative support to the Customer Engineering team by processing new account setups, meter management, and researching and responding to customer… [ Keep reading ]

How is Seattle City Light preparing for future electrification?

As Seattle City Light customers start to use electric vehicles and electric building technologies, City Light is upgrading our power grid to support growing electricity use and make our services more resilient, reliable, and affordable. Improving the power grid protects communities by minimizing disruptions and outages from severe weather, climate… [ Keep reading ]

Good Energy: Len Kannapell, volunteer on the move

For Energy Management Analyst Len Kannapell, giving back isn’t the kind thing to do – it’s the right thing to do. From organizing neighborhood food drives to mountain climbing fundraisers, Len has donated his time and energy to different causes for 20-plus years. And there’s no stopping him. “A month-long climbing… [ Keep reading ]

Tips for a Safe and Energy Efficient Holiday Decorating Season

2022 sure has flown by! The holidays are nearly here and soon we’ll be spreading joy and cheer and decking the halls. Before you drag those lights out, we have a few tips to help you stay safe and energy efficient while decorating this holiday season. Decorate in style and… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Michael Aronowitz, Senior Resource Planner

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? 10 years Division:  Natural Resources and Hydro Licensing (in the Environment, Land, and Licensing Business Unit) Tell us about your role. What does your job entail?  I’m a strategic advisor 2. My working title is senior resource planner. Our team works… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Sean Ryon, Overhead Line Supervisor

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Nearly 16 years Division: Transmission & Distribution Field Operations Tell us about your role. What does your job entail? I am an overhead line supervisor at the South Service Center. I make daily personnel assignments and perform administrative and field supervisory work. I… [ Keep reading ]