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Light Reading: Jan./Feb. 2021

"Light Reading" logo superimposed over mountains in the North Cascades

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Power up at a City Light EV Charging Station

City Light recently opened several new electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers in Seattle and Tukwila. We are creating publicly accessible stations throughout the utility service area to meet the current and future needs of customers that are choosing to fuel their transportation needs with our clean energy.

a map of city light's service area with markers of the current EV charging stations

Site and Charging Equipment

  1. Alaska Junction: 2 EV fast chargers
  2. Beacon Hill: 2 EV fast chargers
  3. Madison-Miller: 2 EV fast chargers
  4. Magnuson Park: 2 EV fast chargers
  5. Seattle City Light South Service Center: 4 EV fast chargers: 2 Level 2 chargers
  6. Tukwila 4 EV fast chargers: 1 Level 2 charger

This initiative is part of City Light’s commitment to deliver community-focused transportation electrification solutions designed to meet our customers’ needs, reduce carbon emissions and air pollution and result in benefits to our grid.

Depending on the electric vehicle, the fast chargers can dispense upwards of 90 miles of range per half-hour of charge time, while the Level 2 chargers can dispense up to 30 miles of range per hour.

These charging stations and many others are available for public use and can be found on the EV charging app PlugShare or on their website For more information, visit or email us at

We’re working with partner agencies to identify future EV charging station sites. More will be announced soon so stay tuned!

Financial Relief During this Challenging Time
The winter months can lead to higher electricity usage and, in turn, higher bills for some customers. Combined with staying home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it can increase your energy usage even more.

Below are some of the financial assistance programs available through City Light to help ease the burden during this time.

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) 
The federal government assists with paying bills along with budget counseling and weatherization services. Depending upon where you live, you can sign up for LIHEAP online or via phone with help from local organizations. Visit to see if your household qualifies.

Utility Discount Program 
Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle City Light have created a Utility Discount Program self-certification form for income-eligible customers, which expedites the enrollment process. Income-qualified customers receive 60% off their City Light bills and 50% off their Seattle Public Utilities bills. To find out if you are an income-eligible residential customer, visit

Payment Plans
Seattle City Light customers can now initiate a payment plan after logging into their account on the utility services website. You can choose to pay your electric bill biweekly or monthly, the date of your first payment, payment duration and the initial down payment when you set up your plan. You will receive an email with the details of your payment plan once the setup process is complete. Sign up for your account on the utility services website at today!

It’s storm season. Are you ready?
The time it takes to restore power safely during an outage can vary. A little preparation today can go a long way to keep you and your family safe and comfortable tomorrow. Visit for tips to help you prepare.

Available Soon: Start/Stop/TRANSFER Services on Utility Website
We are adding the start/stop/transfer service request to our utility services website. Stay tuned for more updates coming soon!

“Keep a well-stocked first aid kit in your home or vehicle. Make sure it’s easy to find, too!”

Seattle City Light crews are in these neighborhoods, working to provide reliable service:

  • Arroyo/South Arbor Heights: installing underground conduits, vaults and streetlights to replace aging infrastructure
  • Service Area: replacing aging utility poles throughout the service area to enhance safety and reliability

For a detailed list of City Light construction projects, please visit 

Questions, comments or suggestions?
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