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Light Reading: May-June 2022

Photo courtesy of North Cascades Institute

Skagit Tours is calling your name  
Whether it’s your first time or you haven’t visited in a while, an excursion with Skagit Tours should be on your summer travel list. 

Just a scenic drive away from Seattle, Skagit Tours offers morning and afternoon boat tours aboard the Alice Ross IV on the glacier-fed waters of Diablo Lake. The tours showcase your utility’s longstanding dedication to producing clean, carbon-free energy while protecting cultural and natural resources as well as the spectacular scenery in one of the nation’s most picturesque parks. Also, for the first time in two years, the classic Dam Good Chicken Dinner is back at the Gorge Inn in Newhalem, serving tradition on a platter with our famous meal.

This year’s tour season runs from late June through Labor Day. Start planning your North Cascades adventure today at or call (360) 854-2589.

Struggling with your bills? Help is available. Make a plan now.
Have you fallen behind on your payments or are you struggling to pay your bill? We have flexible payment plans available for all customers. If you’re a residential customer, you may also qualify to receive a 60% discount on your electricity bill and up to $1,000 in emergency assistance to pay your past due balance. Visit or call (206) 684-3000 today.

Are you heading out on the water this summer? Watch out for aquatic invasive species!

Find out how these species can affect our hydroelectric facilities and what you can do to help protect against them on our blog:

Support clean energy with Green Up
Green Up is a voluntary renewable energy program that allows you to support Pacific Northwest wind, solar and other renewable energy projects. You also help us fund rooftop solar projects hosted by not-for-profits like schools, parks and affordable housing organizations.

Learn more at

Efficient Water Heaters– Instant $500 Discount
Heat Pump Water Heaters, also known as hybrid water heaters, are the most efficient way to heat water. They cut your water heating costs by up to 50%. We provide a $500 instant discount at Lowe’s and Home Depot or you can receive a $500 rebate when you purchase your appliance at a different retailer. Learn more at:

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

  • Northeast Seattle: replacing aging underground infrastructure in the Inverness area to improve reliability
  • Service Area: replacing aging utility poles to enhance safety and reliability
  • South Lake Union: building upgrades at the Denny Substation

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

Drones are popular, but just like kites, they need to be used in open areas to avoid contacting power lines.