Seattle City (spot)Light: Denise Krownbell, Fish Biologist/Strategic Advisor

The Basics  Years of service: 21 Team: Environment, Land & Licensing Tell us about your role: I advise the Science Policy unit. Our team focuses on the utility’s environmental needs, including various aspects of salmon recovery, climate change and climate adaptation, and even a few things related to the first Skagit license. My job includes policy work for salmon recovery in both the Snohomish… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Armando Berdiel, Technical Development Supervisor

The Basics  Years of service: Three. I started on Oct. 15, 2018, the same day as our GM!  Division: Electrification & Strategic Technology  Tells us about your role: I work in the Lighting Design Lab. Our core services are to deliver impactful education and training; showcase emerging technologies through technical evaluations and demonstrations; develop tools… [ Keep reading ]

Skagit Project Relicensing: An Open Letter to our Partners

Toward the end of last year, as the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project relicensing work was intensifying, I became aware that many of our partners in the process were experiencing Seattle City Light as hard to work with and non-responsive. That was especially true of the Tribes who hunt, fish, and… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Explores Renewable Hydrogen Fuel at the Port of Seattle with Department of Energy Awards

SEATTLE—Two studies exploring the potential of shifting from fossil fuel to clean hydrogen as fuel to power medium-and heavy-duty vehicles are getting underway, led by a team from Seattle City Light, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and Sandia National Laboratories. These efforts are supported by two awards from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) totaling $2.12 million to help meet emission reduction goals set by Seattle City Light and the Port of Seattle. The study team also includes partners at The Northwest… [ Keep reading ]

(spot)Light Dave Russo, Principal Power Systems Engineer

The Basics Years of service: 41. I was a naval officer before joining the utility. Division: Engineering & Technology Operations Tell us about your role: I supervise – meaning that I try to keep up with – the North Systems Design Group. The group designs distribution system improvements and repairs, large services (commercial or industrial), and pole replacements. This includes underground rebuilds; conversions; reconductor… [ Keep reading ]

Sunday, Oct. 24 Wind Event Update

We’ll continue to update this post as we have more information. 10/26 5 p.m. update: After over 48 hours of nonstop work to clear fallen utility poles, power lines and trees along East Marginal Way South, Seattle City Light (SCL) and Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) crews have completed clean… [ 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 ]