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New Solar Project at Local Pool Provides Energy Efficiency and Financial Feasibility

On November 4 in White Center, the Evergreen Aquatic Center hosted a special event to mark the completion of an 86-solar panel project to produce energy on top of the building. At the event, Bryan Hastings, President of Whitewater Aquatics Management, talked about the value the pool has brought the local… [ Keep reading ]

Sound Generations Plans to Shrink Carbon Footprint With a New Fleet of Electric Vehicles

Sound Generations, a local Seattle non-profit, is planning to go electric in its community outreach. After working with Seattle City Light to conduct a comprehensive assessment of its fleet, Sound Generations is on its way to decrease operational expenses and shrink its carbon footprint. The Road to Electrification Sound Generations… [ Keep reading ]

Public Power Succeeds When We Work Together

Seattle City Light, along with more than 2,000 other community-owned electric utilities nationwide, is celebrating Public Power Week. Each year, the first full week in October is set aside to recognize the many contributions made by public power utilities to provide affordable, reliable, and safe power year-round to the communities… [ Keep reading ]

Enthusiasm for EVs high at Electric Car Guest Drive

On September 23, as a kickoff to National Drive Electric Week, Seattle City Light sponsored an Electric Car Guest Drive at South Seattle College. During the event, attendees were able to test drive a variety of electric vehicles and learn about charging options at home, work, and in public. The… [ Keep reading ]

I’ve Bought an EV – Now What?

Purchasing a new vehicle takes into consideration a lot of personal factors. Lots of people are interested in purchasing an EV, but those same people have concerns around cost, range, and available charging locations that keep them on the fence. At this point in our series on electric vehicles, we’re… [ Keep reading ]

Rainier Valley Senior Home Celebrates Completion of Solar Project

On September 13 in the Rainier Valley neighborhood of Seattle, Brighton Senior Housing hosted an event to celebrate the completion of a 100-kilowatt solar project to produce energy on top of the building. At the event, Curtis Brown, the Executive Director for SouthEast Seattle Senior Foundation, spoke about the value of bringing… [ Keep reading ]

What Do I Need to Know About EV Charging?

There are lots of reasons to drive an electric vehicle (EV). They’re less expensive to operate and better for our health. They’re better for the environment, especially when they’re powered by renewable energy sources like Seattle City Light’s hydroelectric dams. Plus, they’re just fun to drive. Another reason to get an… [ Keep reading ]

Energy Heroes Celebrates Expanded Offerings and Successful High School Pilot

Since 2008, Seattle City Light has provided the Energy Heroes educational program to classrooms across our service area. We’ve been hard at work helping students learn the ins and outs of electrical safety, energy conservation, renewable energy and more. During the 2022-2023 school year, we expanded Energy Heroes to more… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Joins EPRI Initiative to Support Widescale National EV Rollout

Earlier this month, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) announced EVs2Scale2030™, a three-year initiative designed to support the widescale rollout of electric vehicles (EV). As one of the founding electric companies behind the initiative, Seattle City Light is excited to join hundreds of stakeholders in this effort to plan for… [ Keep reading ]

Hydropower Is Key

Seattle City Light’s owned and operated hydroelectric facilities typically supply more than half of our customers’ power needs, and more than 80% of the electricity we deliver to our customers comes from hydroelectricity. But hydropower is more than just renewable electricity. This week, we are observing National Hydropower Day by sharing… [ Keep reading ]