Gov. Jay Inslee signed a proclamation today, recognizing the benefits that publicly owned electric utilities like Seattle City Light provide Washington residents and declaring the week of Oct. 6-12 as Public Power Week.
Seattle City Light is celebrating Public Power Week along with more than 2,000 other electric utilities that collectively provide electricity on a not-for-profit basis to 47 million Americans.
Among the benefits of City Light’s community ownership are:
- The lowest rates of any large city in the country
- Fully offsetting the utility’s greenhouse gas emissions, making City Light the first carbon-neutral electric utility in the country.
- Energy conservation programs that help our customers save millions of dollars each year on their electricity bills.
That’s why we say we are the Nation’s Greenest Utility.
You can join in by participating in City Light’s Public Power Week Photo Scavenger Hunt.
Public Power Week is a national, annual event sponsored in conjunction with the American Public Power Association (APPA) in Washington, D.C. APPA is the service organization for community- and state-owned electric utilities.