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Seattle City (spot)Light: Ruslan Radzhapov, Right-of-Way Maintenance Worker

The Basics Division: Vegetation Management   How long have you been at City Light? Two years Tell us about your role: I maintain the vegetation, repair routes, and gates under the transmission lines, making sure there is clear access to the towers. I also patrol transmission lines for safety hazards… [ 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 ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Colton Phelan, Civil Crew Chief

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Almost 10 years. I started in March 2014. Division: Transmission & Distribution Tell us about your role: My crew maintains and installs all of Seattle City Light’s underground infrastructure. Background Hometown: Maple Valley, Wash. Alma mater: Tahoma High School and Central Washington University… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating the City Light Engineers Shaping the Future

It’s National Engineers Week! This year’s theme — Welcome to the Future — celebrates today’s achievements and paves the way for a brighter future in engineering. Whether developing smartphones or renewable energy solutions, engineers lead us forward. Their creativity, expertise, and dedication help address challenges, drive advancements, and positive influence… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Rob Mercer, Hydroelectric Maintenance Machinist

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Since June 2017 Division: Generation Tell us about your role: My main role as a hydro machinist at the Skagit Hydroelectric Project is to maintain, repair, and rebuild hydroelectric generators. There is a lot more to it than just generators though…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Claire Lloyd, Interim Utility Technology Director

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Almost 10 years. I started in April 2014. Division: Utility Technology (My position reports to the General Manager.) Tell us about your role: I started my new role on Jan. 17. For most of my time at Seattle City Light I… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Aurana Lewis, Senior Environmental Analyst

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? About 7 1/2 years. Division: Environmental Management & Compliance Tell us about your role. I manage the dangerous waste, spills, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) programs for the utility. In the waste programs, I ensure industrial waste is properly identified, handled,… [ Keep reading ]

2023 Year in Review

Each year brings unique challenges and opportunities, and 2023 was no exception for Seattle City Light. Before we dive into 2024, let’s look at some of the highlights we marked in 2023. We remain committed to helping customers facing financial challenges and providing customers with more information to make decisions…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Byron DiGrazia, Structural Painter Crew Chief

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Since August 2012 Division: Generation Tell us about your role: In my role as a crew chief, I help maintain and protect Seattle City Light’s facilities by planning and completing structural painting projects. From power generators to bridges, if it’s stationary,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Jenny Six, Organizational Change Manager

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Over two and a half years. Division: Office of the General Manager. Tell us about your role: I work with teams across the utility on major projects and initiatives, focusing on the people-side of change. My work includes helping people understand… [ Keep reading ]