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Why Electrical Safety Is Key to Saving Money

May is Electrical Safety Month. Now this might not seem directly tied to your electricity costs, but problems like faulty wiring, overloaded circuits, or improper use of appliances can increase your bills. By focusing on safety, you’re also making sure you’re using electricity efficiently. Here’s how keeping up with electrical… [ Keep reading ]

Unveiling Seattle City Light’s Public Art Plan

This is part of a series of blog posts with our partner, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, exploring the Seattle City Light Public Art Plan, created by Artist-in-Residence, Kate Clark. In 2021, we selected Kate Clark as Seattle City Light’s Artist-in-Residence. She was tasked with learning about the utility… [ Keep reading ]

South Seattle College Marks Completion of New Solar Panel Installation

On April 23, South Seattle College celebrated a new solar array installation on top of Cascade Hall. This new 300-panel system can generate 86 kilowatts of clean energy, a significant improvement from the original 7-kilowatt array. This installation marks a leap forward in the college’s commitment to sustainability. It’s also… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating Earth Day 2024: Seattle City Light’s Efforts Toward a Plastic-Free Future

Today is Earth Day! The theme for this year is “Planet vs. Plastics.” At Seattle City Light, we want to reinforce our efforts towards environmental care and sustainability. Our role goes beyond providing affordable and reliable power. We are part of the broader environmental stewardship effort with a focus on… [ Keep reading ]

What Uses the Most Electricity in Your Home?

We’ve shared low-cost, no-cost, and advanced ways to save money on your electricity bill. Today, let’s look at what uses the most electricity in your home. This will give you the information you need to decide how to make impactful changes to your home’s energy use. Please note that the… [ Keep reading ]

City Light and King County Metro Break Ground on New Electric Bus Base

On March 6, 2024, King County Metro hosted a groundbreaking event on their first 100% electric bus base. This new base will support 120 all-electric buses scheduled to begin service in 2026. This event represents another step in the collaborative efforts of City Light and King County Metro to electrify… [ Keep reading ]

Energy-Saving Tips to Help Renters Stay Comfortable and Save Money

Are you a renter looking for ways to lower your electricity bill without making significant changes to your living space? While owning a home can offer more flexibility in making efficiency improvements, renters still have options to stay comfortable and reduce energy costs. With spring (hopefully) around the corner, now… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Recognized as 2024 Tree Line USA Utility

The Arbor Day Foundation has named Seattle City Light a 2024 Tree Line USA utility. This award recognizes our dedication to proper urban forest management across our service area. City Light achieved the Tree Line USA recognition by meeting five program standards: Tree Line USA is a partnership between the… [ Keep reading ]

How to Get the Most Out of Your Energy Efficient Appliances

When buying a new appliance, there’s plenty to consider besides the upfront cost. But if you’ve compared efficiency ratings on EnergyGuide labels, checked for rebates, and picked an Energy Star appliance, you’re in good shape. Now, it’s time to get the most out of your energy-efficient appliances. This not only… [ Keep reading ]

What to Watch for When Buying a New Appliance

When buying a new appliance, cost and energy efficiency are increasingly important. We all want to save money and be more energy efficient. But it can be tough to make informed decisions about which items to buy. Washing machines, dishwashers, water heaters: these all greatly affect the environment and our… [ Keep reading ]