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Light Reading: Jan./Feb. 2019

CONSERVATION CROSSWORD Try our sixth annual Go Green, Get Green Crossword puzzle and be entered to win a WeMo Switch, a device that uses your home WiFi to turn electronic devices on or off from anywhere. For rules, eligibility and to participate online, go to The contest ends… [ Keep reading ]

Jan. 6-8 Windstorm Outage Summary

In the early morning of Sunday, Jan. 6, a massive windstorm with wind speeds of up to 60 mph struck City Light’s service area. The rapid storm caused significant damage to City Light’s infrastructure including broken poles and trees on lines. Soon, 50,398 customers were without power. Crews, dispatchers and… [ Keep reading ]

Tips to Stay Safe Warm During an Outage

With crews continuing to restore power across our service area and with lows tonight in the 30s, this is a right time to get prepared. Here are a few tips to keep you and your family can stay warm throughout the night. Using generators, camp stoves or barbecue grills indoors can… [ Keep reading ]

Park, Charge and Go: Electric Vehicle Charging at Two Seattle Parks

Seattle City Light and Seattle Parks and Recreation invite community members to attend the following open houses to learn about City Light’s proposal to install public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Magnuson Park and Gas Works Park as part of the City of Seattle’s Drive Clean Initiative. Road transportation… [ Keep reading ]

[#FlashbackFriday] 1969 City Light Holiday Mailer

Talk about a blast from the past! A member of City Light’s Power Marketing team recently found this holiday mailer from 1969 in a stack of documents. The manila cover and carbon paper interior include scrumptious recipes like Brisk Cherry Salad and Quick Lemonade Bread (and yes, one of the ingredients… [ Keep reading ]

City Light and Starbucks Team Together to Brighten the Holiday Season for Treehouse

This holiday season, City Light partnered with Starbucks to gather donations of gifts and funds for Treehouse, a local non-profit organization which provides foster children in Washington state with the support they need to thrive. In its second year, the duo spread their holiday cheer across Seattle’s downtown core by… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Funds Glacier Recession Research

Seattle 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 these glaciers whose melt and water… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Hosts STEAM in Power Workshop at Lighting Design Lab

On Saturday, Dec. 8, City Light hosted 25 young women from the SPIN Girls group for our first ever STEAM in Power Workshop. Our Community Outreach team created the program, partnering with the Lighting Design Lab to host the event and with STEM Paths Innovation Network (SPIN), a Seattle non-profit… [ Keep reading ]

City Light Acquires Land For Salmon Habitat Revitalization

City Light recently acquired 61 acres of land along the Skagit River near Rockport, including approximately 1,500 feet of river frontage in a critical spawning reach of the Skagit River. The property is adjacent to other City Light, Skagit County and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife properties. This acquisition further… [ Keep reading ]

How to Keep Your Holidays Merry & Bright

The winter holiday season has arrived meaning it’s time to unpack that box of lights and decorations. Before you begin to deck your dwelling, here are a few tips that will keep you and yours safe while helping you conserve energy! If you’re not the Clark Griswold type, walk through… [ Keep reading ]