Posts categorized under Tony White, Author at Powerlines

Influential Women In City Light History

March is Women’s History Month. City Light’s past includes groundbreaking women who made notable impacts on the utility sector, skilled trades, and the course of our utility. To celebrate their work, read about some influential City Light women from days gone by. Alice Ross If J.D. Ross was the “Father of… [ Keep reading ]

Four pivotal periods in City Light’s century-plus history of public power

Established in 1910, City Light’s public power is integral to Seattle’s civic history.

Shimmering Green and Skagit Gneiss

Every year, the North Cascades National Park Complex welcomes hundreds of visitors looking for outdoor activities among the stunning vistas of the North Cascades. And there are few sights more Instagram-worthy than the shimmering green waters of Diablo Lake, one of the reservoirs at Seattle City Light’s Skagit Hydroelectric Project. Diablo… [ Keep reading ]

Light Reading: Sep./Oct. 2020

Translations中文翻译 | Tiếng Việt | Español | Tagalog | 한국어 번역 | Af Soomali KEEP COOL NEXT SUMMER, PLANT A TREE THIS FALLAfter another hot summer, you might be thinking of ways to keep cooler next summer. Planting strategically sited trees can help cool your home and improve its energy… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Continues to Meet I-937 Requirements

The Energy Independence Act, known as Initiative 937, was approved by Washington State voters in 2006. It requires state electric utilities serving 25,000 or more customers to obtain at least 15 percent of their electricity from new renewable resources by 2020 and undertake all cost-effective energy conservation. For energy conservation,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light

Hannah Staples has been with City Light for five years. Starting out as a college intern in her first year, Hannah moved between a few temporary positions before moving into a permanent role with the Spatial Analytics team within Geographic Information System (GIS) Services as a GIS Analyst. “I was… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Kelly Purnell

Kelly Purnell has been with City Light for three months working in the Asset Management and Large Project division. “I’m a senior project manager in the Special Capital Programs group where I’m currently managing the Accelerated Pole Replacement Program and working with a great team to continue to keep that… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Mario Gonzalez

Starting at City Light in August 2016, Mario Gonzalez works with the business customer service team as their Senior Customer Service Representative. “I assist our key customer managers with our key customers’ billing inquires, our electrical service engineers with service to bill process, the business customer advisors in account related… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Kim Kinney

Kim Kinney has worked for City Light for over 11 years. Her initial position was in the General Manager/Chief of Staff Office forseven years before moving to her current role working in the Chief Financial Officer’s office in the Financial Services BusinessUnit (FSBU). A transplant from the “Great White North”… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Thor Peterson

“Relative newbie” Thor Peterson started working with City Light in October 2019 in a 11-month TES contract. Before coming to City Light, Thor worked for Seattle Public Utilities and the former Department of Planning Development in conservation and green building roles from 1998-2007, “I’ve got a bit of history with… [ Keep reading ]