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Winter is Here, it’s Time to Weatherize!

Did you know that weatherizing your home can keep you warm in the winter, cool in the summer and reduce your energy bill? Now is a great time to take advantage of theCity of Seattle’s HomeWise Weatherization program! City of Seattle’s HomeWise improves your home and provides a healthier indoor… [ Keep reading ]

Powerful Lines: City Light’s Approach to Keep Its Customers Out of the Dark 

This story was published originally in the December 2019 issue of Northwest Public Power Association Bulletin Magazine. Please note: positions and titles of contributors may have changed since the time of original publication. When someone thinks about Western Washington, a few things come to mind: Mount Rainier, Puget Sound and… [ Keep reading ]

Y2K 20 Years Later: An oral history of the final moments of the 20th century at Seattle City Light

It’s hard to believe that this time 20 years ago, the world was preparing for the new millennium. From the infamous “Y2K Bug” to stocking up on canned goods, the months leading up to Y2K was a time of bracing for the unknown. For Seattle City Light, preparing for Y2K… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Unveils its new site in SODO for Public Electric Vehicle Charging

On Tuesday, Dec. 17, City Light held an event to officially unveil its latest public electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers near the utility’s South Service Center. The SODO fast chargers, located southeast of the intersection of 4th Avenue South and South Spokane Street, is the utility’s second location for publicly available EV fast chargers, with more installations planned in… [ Keep reading ]

Let it Snow: How City Light Snowpack Study Guides its Hydroelectric Production

The expansive Cascade Range serves as a backdrop throughout the Western U.S. With its iconic peaks piercing the sky; it’s no wonder that travelers from across the world visit the range each year. But the Cascade Range, specifically the North Cascades and the Canadian Cascades, is also vital to the… [ Keep reading ]

Improve Your Home. Plant A Tree.

In the Pacific Northwest Fall is a great time to plant a tree! Planting a tree can be rewarding for you and your property for years to come. But, did you know that planting a tree can make your home more energy efficient? City Light Arboriculturist Heidi Asplund has a… [ Keep reading ]

Light Reading: Nov./Dec. 2019

Translations中文翻译 | Tiếng Việt | Español | Tagalog | 한국어 번역 | Af Soomali KEEP THE “BRRR BLUES” AWAY! It’s hard to believe that the winter season is almost here! While cold temperatures can affect your electricity bill, we have a few tips to keep you and your family warm… [ Keep reading ]

I Value: Seattle City Light’s Mission to Engage Employees with the Utility’s Values

This story was published originally in the September 2019 issue of Northwest Public Power Association Bulletin Magazine. Please note: positions and titles of contributors may have changed since the time of original publication. What do you value? At first glance, it’s a straightforward question, but it can challenge someone to… [ Keep reading ]

City Light Unveils New Public Artwork at its North Service Center

On Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, Seattle City Light, in collaboration with City of Seattle Arts & Culture, dedicated two new pieces to the artistic landscape surrounding the utility’s North Service Center. The two pieces “Undulating Currents” and “Licton Flow” were created by renowned artist W. Scott Trimble and commissioned with… [ Keep reading ]

American Public Power Association Offers Exclusive Rebate on Nissan LEAF

The American Public Power Association has partnered with Nissan to offer members of the public power community (such as our City Light customers!) exclusive rebates on the all-electric 2019 Nissan LEAF. The rebates were recently extended through January 2, 2020. These customers and employees are eligible for a rebate of… [ Keep reading ]