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Electrifying Seattle’s Transportation Infrastructure

Last week the City of Seattle released its plan toward a clean and equitable transportation system in the comprehensive Transportation Electrification Blueprint. The Blueprint outlines how the City will reduce climate emissions and air pollution, increase electric mobility options, and create a pipeline of green jobs and workforce diversity. City… [ Keep reading ]

Modernizing History: Converting a Historic Icon in Downtown Seattle

This story was published originally in the February 2021 issue of Northwest Public Power Association Bulletin Magazine. Please note: positions and titles of contributors may have changed since the time of original publication. There are few constants in Seattle’s history. Perhaps the only real constant is how Seattle changes and… [ Keep reading ]

Light Reading: Mar./Apr. 2021

PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR LOVED ONES WITH OUR LIFE SUPPORT EQUIPMENT PROGRAM City Light is committed to ensuring that all of our customers have reliable power. This is especially important to those who depend on life support equipment. If someone in your home is dependent on this equipment, we provide… [ Keep reading ]

Shake, Rattle and Volt: Protecting our Electrical Facilities Following the Nisqually Earthquake

Do you remember where you were on February 28, 2001? If you lived in the Puget Sound, it’s most likely a day that you remember well. Robert Cochran does. He was on the 35th floor in the Second and Seneca Building in downtown Seattle, preparing to present to the American Institute of Architects about, of all things,… [ Keep reading ]

Franchise City Customer Candidate Sought for City Light Review Panel

Seattle City Light is seeking a candidate to serve on the City Light Review Panel and represent our suburban franchise customers. 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… [ Keep reading ]

Residential Customer Candidate Sought for City Light Review Panel

Seattle City Councilmember Alex Pedersen is currently seeking a candidate to serve on the City Light Review Panel and represent our residential rate-paying customers. The Review Panel, established in 2010 through City Council Ordinance Number 123256, plays an important role in providing input and engagement of City Light ratepayers in the… [ Keep reading ]

Another snowstorm in February? We’re ready.

All week, we (along with most of the region) have been tracking this winter weather and the possibility of significant snowfall. Starting tonight, according to our friends at the National Weather Service in Seattle, our service area can anticipate between 3 to 7 inches depending on where you live. City… [ Keep reading ]

Virtual STEAM Education Workshop for Seattle-Area Youth

Unfazed by the challenges of a pandemic, City Light teamed up with the SPIN Girls program for a second year to produce a STEAM in Power Workshop. And not surprisingly, it went virtual this year. City Light’s Uzma Siddiqi, grid modernization team supervisor, and Chris Armstrong, internal communications advisor, were… [ Keep reading ]

Windstorm Outage Update – Jan. 15

Our team continues to work tirelessly to restore electricity to customers still without power in our service area. Since yesterday, City Light has reduced the number of customers without power to 153 out of the initial 74,000 customers. We will continue to update our outage map and provide more updates on Facebook and Twitter as they are available. We know this has been a tough week and we understand how… [ Keep reading ]

Light Reading: Jan./Feb. 2021

Translations中文翻译 | Tiếng Việt | Español | Tagalog | 한국어 번역 | Af Soomali 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… [ Keep reading ]