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Year in Review: Reflecting on an Unforgettable Year

It’s hard to pick the proper superlative to describe 2020. It was a year that has affected us all in some way while being a year that we’ll never forget. Even at its darkest moments, we still witnessed sparks of the resilient human spirit and glimpses of hope for a… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle can Help Pay Your Electric and Utility Bills

Traducción Española | dịch tiếng Việt | 中文翻譯 | 한국어 번역 Tarjumaadda Af-Soomaaliga | የአማርኛ ትርጉም COVID-19 has affected Seattle residents in many ways. Many people, including older adults and families, are facing tough times due to job loss. The City of Seattle can help people who are struggling to… [ Keep reading ]

City Light is ready for winter weather. Are you?

Seattle City Light monitors weather conditions to prepare for potential power outages when high winds, heavy rain, or snow and ice are in the forecast. We are prepared with the necessary equipment, supplies, chains for trucks, etc., to respond to any outage. Should there be widespread outages, we have crews… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light recognized as No. 1 West Midsize Utility in J.D. Power 2020 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study

Seattle City Light received the highest customer satisfaction index score of any midsize electrical utility in the western United States, according to the J.D. Power 2020 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study. The overall satisfaction index examines six factors: power quality and reliability; corporate citizenship; price; billing and payment; communications;… [ Keep reading ]

Pend Oreille County, Seattle City Light Reach 10-Year Agreement

Seattle City Light’s Boundary Hydroelectric Project in Pend Oreille County is a vital source of hydroelectricity, powering the utility’s service area for more than 50 years. As a steward of the resources the utility relies on in this northeastern Washington county, City Light strives to maintain a positive relationship with local residents, governing entities and tribes. This fall, City Light continued this partnership as… [ Keep reading ]

Removing Mill Pond Dam: How Seattle City Light Restored Sullivan Creek

In July 2020, the U.S. Forest Service reopened the Mill Pond Historic Site to park visitors. The story below details Seattle City Light’s involvement with the Mill Pond Campground and habitat restoration efforts at Sullivan Creek.

Seattle City (spot)Light: Bob Ornstein

Bob Ornstein has been with City Light for a year and a half. He serves as a Senior Program Manager in the Customer Care and Energy Solutions business unit. His passion for environmental issues began to take shape while earning a liberal arts degree from Bowdoin College in Maine. He… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Pavle Trifunovic

Pavle Trifunovic will celebrate 14 years at City Light this year. He serves the utility as an overhead crew chief in the Utility Operations & Engineering business unit. “My crew includes five people,” Pavle explained. “Together, we set and transfer poles. We also tend to customer needs and emergency jobs… [ Keep reading ]

Visualizing Streamflow as Climate Changes

As we continue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, we are highlighting City Light’s projects and initiatives that study and address the effects of climate change in our region. This is a guest post authored by Climate Change Research and Adaptation Advisor Ronda Strauch. As the… [ Keep reading ]

Light Reading: Mar./Apr. 2020

Translations中文翻译 | Tiếng Việt | Español | Tagalog | 한국어 번역 | Af Soomali Please help us spread the word about scammers! During the past few months, City Light has received multiple reports of scammers attempting to demand financial and personal information in addition to payment with a pre-paid credit card,… [ Keep reading ]