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Seattle City (spot)Light: Paul Nissley

Paul Nissley Joined City Light in February 2019 as a Data Scientist/Strategic Advisor under Aliza Seelig in the Resources Planning, Forecasting, and Analysis group. 

Born in The Dalles, Ore., Paul and his family moved to Mount Vernon when he was two years old. “We moved for my dad to take a new job with the Natural Resources Conservation Service,” Paul shared. “I graduated from Mount Vernon High School, after which I moved to Bellingham to attend Western Washington University on a full scholarship for soccer and to major in mathematics. After college, I moved to the Tri-Cities to work in the nuclear energy industry and complete my MBA at Washington State University. However, I missed the west side of the mountains too much and decided to come back to my real home.”

In this week’s (spot)Light, Paul talks about his hobbies and what he enjoys about his job. 

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“I live in West Seattle as I enjoy being walking distance to my sister, nephews and soon to be niece. I enjoy playing soccer, hiking and exercising when I can, as well as reading about all things related to clean and sustainable energy.”

“I wanted to work at City Light because I am very passionate about responsible energy use and generation and want to help find ways to continuously improve how we do that in our business and society.”

“I am a member of the Resource Planning, Forecasting, and Analysis group. We’re developing the 2020 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which the state of Washington requires City Light to submit every four years, along with submitting an IRP progress report every two years in between the main IRP. This plan helps communicate to the public our long term (think 10+ years) resource strategies for City Light to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy to our customers.” 

“I like working at City Light because I am very passionate about responsible, sustainable, and affordable energy use, and there are so many people that share the same passions that I have here. It is fun to be a part of and responsible for the energy infrastructure of the Seattle area.”