Posts categorized under Nathan MacDonald, Author at Powerlines - Page 8 of 10

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 ]

Save Energy With These Recipes From Cookin’ With Kilowatts!

No matter what your traditional Thanksgiving menu includes, odds are your oven and stove does the heavy lifting. Not only do they take time to use, but they also cost more per kilowatt-hour compared to other alternative cooking methods. This summer, we challenged all home cooks, foodies or anyone who… [ Keep reading ]

Scam Alert: Don’t Fall Victim to Callers Demanding Payment

Seattle City Light has received reports that scammers are at it again. One of the current scam tactics involves contacting customers by phone, pretending to be employees of City Light and demanding payment. If you receive a recorded message or a live call from someone demanding payment right away, hang up and call us… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Selects California Independent System Operator As Reliability Coordinator

After extensive engagement and review of available options, City Light selects California Independent System Operator due to its experience as a Balancing Authority, Transmission Operator and Market Operator in the Western Interconnection.

Candidates Sought for City Light Review Panel

Mayor Durkan is currently seeking two candidates to fill vacant City Light Review Panel positions. The vacancies are the Economist and Financial Analyst positions to serve on the Seattle City Light Review Panel. The Review Panel, established in 2010, plays a critical role in providing input and engagement of City Light ratepayers… [ Keep reading ]

5 Things to Explore at the Skagit Hydroelectric Project

Summer is in full swing here in the Pacific Northwest with the fall season peeking over the horizon. Before we know it, school will be back in session, leaves will start to change colors and the days will begin to get shorter. Now is the time to plan that one… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Crews Head to California for Wildfire Recovery Effort

Early this morning, Seattle City Light sent 19 employees and support equipment to California to assist in restoring the electrical infrastructure damaged by the Mendocino Complex fire. Four four-person line crews, three operators, a supervisor, a safety manager and a fleets manager are being sent along with large bucket trucks… [ Keep reading ]

City Light Project Earns Seattle U Engineering Team National Award

In 2016-2017, a project team of four of Seattle University students took on an engineering challenge from Seattle City Light to determine the capacity of the Ross Dam Intake Access Bridge at the Skagit Hydroelectric Project, an essential structure to conduct maintenance operations at Ross Dam. Last month, Seattle U… [ Keep reading ]

Innovative Pilot Project Seeks to Grow a Forest More Resilient to Climate Change

An innovative pilot project will replant portions of logged land now owned by Seattle City Light to grow a new forest that could be more resilient to climate change. Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and its partners – City Light, Seattle Public Utilities and the Northwest Natural Resource Group —… [ Keep reading ]

Four Ways to Stay Cool This Fourth of July

Stay cool this summer with these four simple steps!