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City Council Unanimously Confirms Public Utility Industry Veteran Debra Smith As Next General Manager and CEO of Seattle City Light

The Seattle City Council unanimously confirmed by a vote of 9-0 Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s nominee for the next General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of Seattle City Light, Debra Smith. Smith, a public utility industry veteran, will be sworn in by Mayor Durkan on October 15. She will be… [ Keep reading ]

To account for rising costs and address our shared challenges, we’re proposing some changes to customer electricity rates

Seattle City Light submitted to the City Council today a rate schedule for the next two years that follows the directions Mayor Jenny Durkan gave us during development of our Strategic Plan, which was approved in June.

Statement Concerning Filing of Petition for Review Concerning EPA’s Mid-Term Evaluation of Vehicle Standards

On Tuesday, Seattle City Light and other electric utilities filed a petition for review in the Washington, D.C., Circuit Court of Appeals, challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) determination that EPA’s existing greenhouse gas emission standards for cars and trucks are not appropriate and must be revised. 

Our New Strategic Plan to Keep Delivering Essential Services, Controlling Costs and Fighting Climate Change

Over the past several months, we’ve worked with Mayor Jenny Durkan to develop a new six-year Strategic Plan that reflects our shared priorities and addresses some of the challenges we face as a utility, like changing energy usage, declining retail energy consumption and an aging workforce.

Pend Oreille River Closed to Recreational Activities

The Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office has closed the Pend Oreille River to recreational activities due to safety concerns about extremely high river flows and flooding, as reported by KXLY. That order includes the reservoir at Seattle City Light’s Boundary Hydroelectric Project.

Seattle City Light Seeks Partner for Georgetown Steam Plant

Seattle City Light is searching for a nonprofit organization to operate a self-sustaining center for STEAM education – science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics – and expand public tours at the historic Georgetown Steam Plant.

Seattle City Light Supports Carbon Reductions as EPA Considers Replacing Clean Power Plan Rules

Seattle City Light is one of eight electric utilities that are urging the Environmental Protection Agency to maintain cost-effective carbon-reduction opportunities as the agency considers a replacement for the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan.

Seattle City Light Supports Renegotiation of Columbia River Treaty

Seattle City Light is pleased by an announcement that the United States and Canada will begin negotiations in 2018 to modernize the landmark Columbia River Treaty, which has supported hydropower operations, flood control, irrigation, municipal water use, navigation and recreation on the international river since 1964.

Customers Asked to Help with Final Restoration Efforts by Re-reporting Remaining Outages

Seattle City Light is asking all customers who are still experiencing power outages to re-report those outages to ensure crews have an accurate picture of the work that remains.

Historic Georgetown Steam Plant Powers Graphic Novel

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle City Light has selected David Lasky and Mairead Case to create a fictionalized graphic novel about the historic Georgetown Steam Plant.