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How is Seattle City Light preparing for future electrification?

As Seattle City Light customers start to use electric vehicles and electric building technologies, City Light is upgrading our power grid to support growing electricity use and make our services more resilient, reliable, and affordable. Improving the power grid protects communities by minimizing disruptions and outages from severe weather, climate… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

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 ]

City Light & King County Announce Opening of New Electric Bus Charging Base

On Wednesday, March 30, Seattle City Light joined King County Metro and the City of Tukwila to celebrate the opening of the Metro Transit South Base charging facility for Metro’s new fleet of all-electric buses. The facility supports efforts to provide accessible electrified public transit for south King County communities… [ 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 ]

Planning for an Electrified Future

Emeka Anyanwu is Seattle City Light’s Energy Innovation and Resources Officer The City of Seattle has made significant commitments to address the climate crisis through decarbonization, and the key means of achieving those goals is electrification—the transition from other forms of energy to electricity for various end uses. Recent pivotal… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Unveils new site in Burien for Public Electric Vehicle Charging

On Friday, Dec. 3, Seattle City Light and the City of Burien held an event to officially unveil our latest public electric vehicle (EV) fast charger in Burien. The charging station, located at the Burien City Hall/Library, includes the utility’s 17th public fast charger and is the second location in… [ 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 ]

Seattle City Light Explores Renewable Hydrogen Fuel at the Port of Seattle with Department of Energy Awards

SEATTLE—Two studies exploring the potential of shifting from fossil fuel to clean hydrogen as fuel to power medium-and heavy-duty vehicles are getting underway, led by a team from Seattle City Light, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and Sandia National Laboratories. These efforts are supported by two awards from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) totaling $2.12 million to help meet emission reduction goals set by Seattle City Light and the Port of Seattle. The study team also includes partners at The Northwest… [ 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.