Posts categorized under Nathan MacDonald, Author at Powerlines

Seattle City Light Leases Georgetown Steam Plant to Local Non-Profit

1906 steam plant to become a museum and cultural center Seattle City Light has signed a long-term lease and operating agreement with the newly formed Georgetown Steam Plant Community Development Authority (GTSPCDA), a non-profit organization dedicated to continued public use and restoration of the building. The agreement allows the GTSPCDA to assume programming… [ Keep reading ]

Light Reading: July/August 2021

Stay cool and energy efficient this summer!   There are few things better than summertime in the Pacific Northwest! This year, keep your family cool and your energy usage low with these tips: Invest in energy-efficient windows. Upgrading your windows to high-performance, energy-efficient models will improve the comfort of your home, as… [ Keep reading ]

Low-Income Customer Advocate Candidate Sought for City Light Review Panel

Seattle City Light is seeking a candidate to serve on the City Light Review Panel as our Low-Income Customer Advocate. This is a Mayoral appointment to the Review Panel and the candidate will be appointed by Mayor Durkan and confirmed by the Seattle City Council. The Review Panel, established in… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions

This story was written by Kiyomi Morris, greenhouse gas strategic advisor. As our recent heat wave emphasizes, the prevalence of greenhouse gas emissions in our atmosphere continues to negatively impact the planet in many ways. As industries and governments across the globe continue to work together to address this issue, the City of Seattle has… [ Keep reading ]

This Summer, Stay Cool and Save Energy

It’s hard to believe that summer is already here! With temperatures creeping up into the high 80s this weekend and beyond, it’s a great time to prepare for the heat. Here are a few tips on how to keep your family cool while conserving energy! Invest in energy-efficient windows.Upgrading your… [ Keep reading ]

Light Reading: May/Jun. 2021

SCAMMERS ARE PREYING ON OUR REGION. HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. Each year, scammers take deceitful and aggressive measures to target our customers. They are even taking advantage of the heightened stress caused by the pandemic to demand financial and personal information in addition to threatening to shut off… [ Keep reading ]

Escalent Names Seattle City Light a 2021 Environmental Champion

Each Earth Day, Escalent, a top human behavior and analytics firm, evaluates and ranks utilities on Environmental Dedication, determining which utilities are considered Environmental Champions. This year, Seattle City Light joined 31 utilities recognized as 2021 Environmental Champions. City Light, one of eight western electric utilities recognized, scored 726 points out of a 1,000-point maximum scale. These and other findings are based on the Cogent Syndicated 2021 Utility Trusted Brand &… [ Keep reading ]

We Power Seattle – Stewards of Our Planet

For more than 50 years people around the globe have celebrated Earth Day on April 22. Today, we celebrate with more than a billion people in nearly 200 countries, highlighting the environment and the importance of building a healthy, sustainable planet. While City Light has delivered renewable hydropower for more than a… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Recognized for Progress toward Clean Energy Future

Today, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), a nonprofit organization that envisions a carbon-free energy system, announced that Seattle City Light has earned a spot in its 2021 Utility Transformation Leaderboard. The recognition results from City Light’s participation in SEPA’s Utility Transformation Challenge—a comprehensive, honest assessment of U.S. electric utilities’… [ Keep reading ]

Manage your utility services in one place

Moving and need to start or stop your utility service? Curious how much electricity or water you’re using? You can do all these things and more on the City of Seattle’s new and improved Utility Services Website. We’re continually improving the Utility Services Website to make your customer experience as positive… [ Keep reading ]