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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.

Introducing Kate Clark, City Light’s new Artist-in-Residence

Seattle City Light, in partnership with the Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), has commissioned Kate Clark to be the utility’s Artist-in-Residence for approximately one year, starting in September 2021. Clark will work closely with City Light staff to learn about the utility’s operations and facilities, enabling her to create… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Leases Georgetown Steam Plant to Local Non-Profit

1906 steam plant to become a museum and cultural center Seattle City Light has signed a long-term lease and operating agreement with the newly formed Georgetown Steam Plant Community Development Authority (GTSPCDA), a non-profit organization dedicated to continued public use and restoration of the building. The agreement allows the GTSPCDA to assume programming… [ Keep reading ]

Summer tips for staying comfortable without using a lot of electricity

Lars Henrikson is a Residential Efficiency Program Manager in Seattle City Light’s Customer Care and Energy Solutions business unit. Long-time Seattle residents will tell you that some summers never get above 80 degrees and when it does get hot, it’s only for a day or two. As we’ve seen this summer with the record-setting heat… [ Keep reading ]

Low-Income Customer Advocate Candidate Sought for City Light Review Panel

Seattle City Light is seeking a candidate to serve on the City Light Review Panel as our Low-Income Customer Advocate. This is a Mayoral appointment to the Review Panel and the candidate will be appointed by Mayor Durkan and confirmed by the Seattle City Council. The Review Panel, established in… [ Keep reading ]

Summer 2021 Tours and Recreation

Skagit Tours are Back! In partnership with North Cascades Institute, we are excited to once again invite you to escape to the beauty of the North Cascades with Skagit Tours this summer. Our tours comply with current health and capacity guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable tour experience for… [ Keep reading ]

Virtual Town Hall: City Light 2022-2026 Strategic Plan

Seattle City Light’s Strategic Plan is a comprehensive roadmap that plots a course from where we are today to where we want to be in the future. To adjust for changes to the landscape along the way, we update the Strategic Plan every two years to ensure that the plan… [ Keep reading ]

Modernizing History: Converting a Historic Icon in Downtown Seattle

This story was published originally in the February 2021 issue of Northwest Public Power Association Bulletin Magazine. Please note: positions and titles of contributors may have changed since the time of original publication. There are few constants in Seattle’s history. Perhaps the only real constant is how Seattle changes and… [ Keep reading ]

City Light Completes Streetlight Repairs on SW Holly St

Seattle City Light contracted crews completed a three-month project to repair and reconstruct the underground streetlight system on SW Holly Street. Crews replaced streetlight fixtures, poles and underground infrastructure with updated equipment.

Franchise City Customer Candidate Sought for City Light Review Panel

Seattle City Light is seeking a candidate to serve on the City Light Review Panel and represent our suburban franchise customers. This is a Mayoral appointment to the Review Panel and the candidate will be appointed by Mayor Durkan and confirmed by the Seattle City Council. The Review Panel, established… [ Keep reading ]