Posts categorized under Seattle City Light, Author at Powerlines

Keep cool and cook on! Summer grilling ideas that won’t heat up your home  

Nathan MacDonald is a Senior Public Relations Specialist with Seattle City Light. He is a busy dad of twins, is obsessed with eating and making Texas barbecue and loves to cook using unique methods and gadgets. When you think of a summertime cookout, electricity probably isn’t the first thing that… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light publishes new metering standard for consistency and safety 

Seattle City Light recently developed a new electric metering standard to clarify discrepancies and ensure consistent interpretation related to placement of equipment (e.g., cable boxes, downspouts, etc.) within the defined electric meter working space. SCL Construction Standard 1554.33, “Meter Mounting Configurations, Heights, Working Space, and Clearances, Exterior (Outdoor),” published on… [ Keep reading ]

Summer 2022 Tours and Recreation

Skagit Tours Canceled The summer just won’t be the same without Skagit Tours. In November, severe flooding washed out a section of SR 20 leading into Newhalem, reducing traffic to a single lane. Washington Department of Transportation will be making repairs over the next several months, which will create… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Celebrates Earth Day with Completion of Miller Community Center Microgrid Project

What better timing to celebrate the completion of the Miller Community Center Microgrid than Earth Day! Despite early showers, the sun arrived just in time for honored guests, Governor Jay Inslee and Mayor Bruce Harrell, to tour the project and deliver remarks. Our own Emeka Anyanwu hosted the tour with… [ Keep reading ]

Electric Vehicles: Your Questions Answered

In our 2021 customer satisfaction survey, six in ten customers told us they don’t currently own or lease an electric vehicle but are interested in getting one. To help you make informed decisions about electric vehicles (EVs), we have compiled a list of common questions and facts about this clean,… [ Keep reading ]

Supply Chain Issues and Staffing Challenges Increase Wait Times for New Service Connections

Seattle City Light is currently experiencing longer than normal wait times for service requests due to reduced staffing numbers, past and present weather events, and supply chain issues. Combined, these factors have created a cascading effect on our service scheduling that we are actively working to correct. We appreciate your… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light 2022 Rate Increase

Update January 4, 2022: City Light became aware of an error in our billing system that resulted in some Seattle City Light residential customers receiving bill notifications on Jan. 4, 2022, that show double charges for the same usage. The error was limited to a subset of approximately 12,500 residential customer bills processed. We have paused all… [ Keep reading ]

Winter weather is coming. Now is the time to prepare.

All week, we (along with most of the region) have been tracking the forecasted snowfall and frigid temperatures that will begin Friday and go into the following week. City Light is staffed and ready to mobilize if and when outages occur. We have prepared for the worst and are hoping… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light 2022 Energy Efficiency Incentive Changes

Seattle City Light would like to thank the participants of our energy efficiency incentive programs. Thanks to your support, City Light’s incentive programs saved enough energy in 2021 to power 11,600 homes for a year. The new year brings updated incentive rates, new measures to take advantage of, and new… [ Keep reading ]

Rails, Redevelopments and Rinks, oh my! How City Light powered the latest updates to Northgate

North Seattle and Northgate have experienced a redevelopment renaissance over the past few years, with more development on the horizon. From taking the Light Rail to Sound Transit’s newest stations or lacing up your skates for a bit of ice time at the practice facility of the National Hockey League’s… [ Keep reading ]