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City Light Commissions Study to Explore Impacts of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electrification

School shuttles, delivery vans, recycling trucks, and public transit buses are the next wave of electric vehicles to be hitting our roads. Reduced costs, ambitious policies, and advances in technology are driving forces behind the electrification of medium-and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs). Their adoption is expected to increase dramatically over the… [ Keep reading ]

Curbside EV Charging Becomes a Reality

Seattle City Light has 25 public Level 2 curbside electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout the City of Seattle. These charging stations provide the public with much needed access to Level 2 EV charging for residents who can’t use off-street parking to charge their vehicles. How does curbside charging work?… [ Keep reading ]

Give Bees a Chance: Creating your own pollinators garden

Bees, wasps, butterflies, moths, bats, birds, and beetles: pollinators are critical to our ecosystem. They help ensure that plants and crops can grow and thrive, but they need our help. Pollinators are in decline. This is a serious concern for our planet’s future as pollution, pesticides, climate change, and urbanization… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating Our Renewable Energy Future

It’s National Renewable Energy Day on Thursday, March 21, 2024, and City Light has many reasons to be thankful and celebrate. U.S. Renewable Energy Make Up It may come as a surprise that only around 20% of the United States electricity is sourced from renewable energy resources. The bulk… [ Keep reading ]

A Buying Guide for Used EVs

If the cost of a brand-new car might not be in your budget right now, that doesn’t mean you’re completely out of the electrical vehicle game. In this installment of our EV series, we take a look at the pros and cons of buying a used EV and what to… [ Keep reading ]

How to Prepare for Winter’s Unpredictable Weather

Weather forecasts this week have a veritable kitchen sink arriving in the Seattle region. The windstorm earlier this week left numerous downed trees and power lines across City Light’s service area. And with cold temperatures and the potential for snow and flash freezing rain on the horizon, outage activity may… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Auto Show Electrifies the Public

This past weekend, Lumen Field Event Center was buzzing with excitement. The Seattle Auto Show brought together all major auto brands to show off their latest models, including all electric vehicles (EV) and electric plug-in hybrids. There were also classic cars on display to bring some nostalgia to the show… [ Keep reading ]

What You Want to Know About Power Outages

The months of October through February have a tendency to bring with them some unpredictable weather. Wind, snow, ice, and rain – sometimes all in the same week, like last Christmas – have been known to make an appearance and cause disruptions in power service. Let’s take a moment to… [ Keep reading ]

Skagit Employees Preparing for Winter in the Wake of Sourdough Fire

Fall is quickly passing by, and winter is nearly upon us. In the North Cascades where the Skagit Hydroelectric project sits, snow has already fallen and with it comes enough precipitation to extinguish the remnants of the Sourdough fire. Sourdough fire recap The wildfire first began on July 29, 2023,… [ Keep reading ]

Outage Tips and Resources to Help You Weather Fall Winds and Rain

November winds and rain have officially arrived and along with them so has the risk of power outages. Seattle City Light is prepared to answer the call when power outages occur by keeping crews and equipment at the ready, but there are some things that you can do at home… [ Keep reading ]