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ESCAPE FROM DIABLO: How a Seattle City Light safety film became so much more

This story was published originally in the June 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. Safety is paramount to our line of work, regardless if you are stationed in an office, a… [ Keep reading ]

Elementary Students Experience Nature Through City Light’s “Homeward Bound” Field Trip

City Light employees from various divisions completed its fifteenth year of the “Homeward Bound” field trip on Oct. 15. This program gives fifth-graders from Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in south Seattle an opportunity to learn how to read maps and use compasses, witness the return of salmon to… [ Keep reading ]

WOMEN IN POWER: How Seattle City Light’s Employees Came Together to Empower

This story was published originally in the March 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. It started with an idea. For Seattle City Light’s Sarah Davis, the idea stemmed from attending a… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Rate Changes

Effective Nov. 1, 2019, Seattle City Light customers will see a rate decrease of approximately 0.5% on average. This change is the cumulative effect of an average 1.9% passthrough credit and a 1.5% increase to the Rate Stabilization Account (RSA) surcharge. The credit is a Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) passthrough… [ Keep reading ]

Light Reading: Sep./Oct. 2019

Translations中文翻译 | Tiếng Việt | Español | Tagalog | 한국어 번역 | Af Soomali City Light Opens “World’s Coolest Substation”This year, Seattle City Light opened its first new substation in over 30 years—Denny Substation—in the South Lake Union area. On Saturday, July 20, nearly 1,000 community members gathered at the… [ Keep reading ]

Light Reading: May-Jun. 2019

City Light’s Hydroelectric LegacySeattle City Light’s mission is to deliver affordable, reliable and environmentally responsible electricity services to you, our customer. This mission includes a dedication to environmental stewardship to enhance, protect and preserve the environments in which we operate. As we strive to be the nation’s greenest utility, we… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Announces Recipients of 2019 Wildlife Research Program Grants

Last week, City Light announced the recipients of four new Wildlife Research Program research grants aimed at gaining a better understanding of wildlife and ecosystems in the North Cascades.

Light Reading: Mar./Apr. 2019

Seattle City Light Funds Glacier Recession ResearchSeattle City Light recently funded a study which researched and forecasted the recession patterns of glaciers in our region. The research article, titled “Glacier Recession and the Response of Summer Streamflow in the Pacific Northwest United States, 1960–2099,” explores the recent recession patterns of… [ Keep reading ]

5 Ways City Light Goes Green

With more than 40 years of conservation programs, a long history of producing clean hydropower and a zero-carbon footprint, City Light strives to be the Nation’s Greenest Utility.  In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here are five ways our utility and customers go green! 1. Weatherizing Homes to Save Energy For low-income… [ Keep reading ]

City Light’s Wildlife Research Program Recognized for Research on the American Pika

City Light’s Skagit River Hydroelectric Project Wildlife Research Program is producing new information on a species in the North Cascades: the American Pika. The American Pika (pictured above), a diurnal species closely related to rabbits, is found in the mountains of western North America and lives in the boulder fields… [ Keep reading ]