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Why Electrical Safety Is Key to Saving Money

May is Electrical Safety Month. Now this might not seem directly tied to your electricity costs, but problems like faulty wiring, overloaded circuits, or improper use of appliances can increase your bills. By focusing on safety, you’re also making sure you’re using electricity efficiently. Here’s how keeping up with electrical… [ Keep reading ]

What Uses the Most Electricity in Your Home?

We’ve shared low-cost, no-cost, and advanced ways to save money on your electricity bill. Today, let’s look at what uses the most electricity in your home. This will give you the information you need to decide how to make impactful changes to your home’s energy use. Please note that the… [ Keep reading ]

Energy-Saving Tips to Help Renters Stay Comfortable and Save Money

Are you a renter looking for ways to lower your electricity bill without making significant changes to your living space? While owning a home can offer more flexibility in making efficiency improvements, renters still have options to stay comfortable and reduce energy costs. With spring (hopefully) around the corner, now… [ Keep reading ]

How to Get the Most Out of Your Energy Efficient Appliances

When buying a new appliance, there’s plenty to consider besides the upfront cost. But if you’ve compared efficiency ratings on EnergyGuide labels, checked for rebates, and picked an Energy Star appliance, you’re in good shape. Now, it’s time to get the most out of your energy-efficient appliances. This not only… [ Keep reading ]

What to Watch for When Buying a New Appliance

When buying a new appliance, cost and energy efficiency are increasingly important. We all want to save money and be more energy efficient. But it can be tough to make informed decisions about which items to buy. Washing machines, dishwashers, water heaters: these all greatly affect the environment and our… [ Keep reading ]

An Update on City Light’s Time of Use Rate

In September of 2022, Seattle City Council approved City Light’s 2023-2024 rate ordinance, implementing the utility’s electrical rates consistent with City Light’s 2023-2028 Strategic Plan. City Council approved that plan, which, among other components, introduced optional Time of Use (TOU) rate. We are excited about the interest in City Light’s… [ Keep reading ]

Navigating Seattle City Light’s Rate Changes: Your Questions Answered

As we continue into the new year, we have received many inquiries about the recent rate adjustments. So, we’ve compiled the following list of frequently asked questions to keep our community informed. Why did Seattle City Light raise rates, and when did this change happen? In 2022, the Seattle City… [ Keep reading ]

Lighten Your Load: Saving Energy and Money in 2024

As of January 1, 2024, City Light has implemented new electricity rates. These new rates were adopted by the Seattle City Council in the fall of 2022 and include two automatic surcharges. While we know rate increases can be a burden, we’re here to empower you with information, resources, and… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light offers funding opportunities and increased incentives up to 60% for commercial and industrial customers in 2024

With 2024 right around the corner, now is the time to make energy efficiency a strategic priority for your business — and Seattle City Light is here to help. We’re pleased to offer our commercial and industrial customers opportunities that expand beyond equipment replacements and upgrades. If you own or… [ Keep reading ]

Learn more about how you use energy with our new 15-minute usage view

Did you know you can do more at myutilities.seattle.gov than just view and pay your City Light bill? Ever since we launched the Utility Services Website, we’ve been continually improving the utility services available to give you the best customer experience possible. Now, we’re proud to share our newest feature,… [ Keep reading ]