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What Do I Need to Know Before Shopping for an EV?

Electric vehicles (EVs) have rapidly improved in availability, charging speed, and cost. As more measures aimed at increasing the number of EVs on the road come into effect, EVs are now an attractive and competitive option for most new and used car buyers. However, many of us still have a… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light’s Wildfire Risk Reduction Strategy

The warmer and drier conditions driven by our changing climate are increasing the frequency and intensity of wildfires. Even the traditionally wet forests of the Pacific Northwest are now at greater risk than in the past, as are the buildings and infrastructure interlaced within the forests. Seattle City Light has… [ Keep reading ]

Escalent Recognizes Seattle City Light as 2023 Trusted Business Partner

Seattle City Light has received the top brand trust score of utilities surveyed nationwide and earned the designation of 2023 Trusted Business Partner by the Cogent Syndicated 2023 Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement™: Business study from Escalent, a top human behavior and analytics advisory firm. The study tracked the performance of the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light, US Forest Service Open New Day-Use Overlook Areas at Boundary Reservoir

Seattle City Light and the United States Forest Service (USFS) had the pleasure of hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 13 to officially welcome visitors to two new overlook areas in northern Pend Oreille County. The Peewee Falls and Riverside Canyon overlooks are located on the east side of the Boundary… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light and Fire Department celebrate partnership, unveil the nation’s most capable electrical-fire fighting apparatus

Yesterday, Seattle City Light and the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) unveiled Energy 1, our newest Energy Response Unit. Seattle is the only city in North America with an energy response team to address these types of fire emergencies, and this apparatus for fighting electrical fires in substations and underground vaults… [ Keep reading ]

Highline High School Celebrates Solar Panel Installation, Thanks Community and Supporters for Multi-Year Project

On June 8, Highline High School’s Environmental Club leaders (Jordan Powers, Mikah Ramsey and Raidon Sann) invited funders, mentors and supporters to celebrate the completion of a monumental project: the installation of a 285-panel, 100-kilowatt solar-panel system to produce energy on top of the new school. This project was unique in that… [ Keep reading ]

Moving Toward a Greener Port With Shore Power

Summer is cruise ship season, which means more ships are spending time in port preparing for their next departure, running their engines to provide the energy they need to operate onboard services — and emitting greenhouse gases. However, a series of projects are underway to make the Port of Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Spotlight on City of Seattle’s 1% for the Arts 50th Anniversary

June marks the 50th anniversary for the City of Seattle’s 1% for the Arts program. In recognition of the 50th anniversary, Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture is holding a reception on June 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. at ARTS at King Street Station. We hope you can attend,… [ Keep reading ]

Getting to know Kate Clark, Artist in Residence

We first introduced Kate Clark a when she became Seattle City Light’s Artist-in-Residence in 2021. Prior to this, Kate spent 10 years working on collaborative and community-based projects. While that work was on a more granular level, project by project, now Kate Clark has been charged with envisioning a master plan… [ Keep reading ]