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Scammers are preying on our region. Here’s what you need to know.   

Each year, scammers take deceitful and aggressive measures to target our customers. They are even taking advantage of the heightened stress caused by the pandemic to demand financial and personal information in addition to threatening to shut off your power. Here are a few tips to help you spot a… Filed Under: In the Community, News, PowerlinesTagged With:

Keep Mylar Balloons from Crashing the Party

Parties call for all kinds of fun decorations, like mylar balloons! But sometimes these festive, floating objects come at a cost. Each year, stray mylar balloons fly into City Light’s power lines, leading to their fiery demise and potential power outages. For our crews, this can become a problem. “Mylar… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Hosts Third STEAM in Power Workshop

On Saturday, April 23, Seattle City Light hosted 16 eighth-grade young women and their mentors from SPIN Girls for the third ever STEAM in Power Workshop. SPIN Girls is a program of STEM Paths Innovation Network (SPIN), a Seattle non-profit dedicated to creating equity and opportunities for youth to succeed in… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Utilities Expand Assistance and Payment Plans for Customers Struggling to Pay Their Bills

Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities urge customers to contact them for help. Seattle City Light (SCL) and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) today announced new flexible payment plans and expanded assistance for customers who are struggling to pay their bills. Customers are urged to visit seattle.gov/UtilityBillHelp or contact the… [ 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 ]

Protecting our planet and our community from extreme wildfires

Ronda Strauch is a Climate Change Research and Adaptation Advisor for Seattle City Light As wildfires begin to blaze in the Southwest, it’s clear that wildfire risk reduction is an important investment in protecting our planet. Although wildfire is a natural disturbance event, wildfire can be unwelcome in the wrong… [ Keep reading ]

How City Light and other utilities and agencies are addressing invasive species

From small lakes to large rivers and reservoirs, Washington state boasts some of the world’s most beautiful and pristine waterways. But below the surface, there can be a menagerie of invasive plants, fish and mussels (to name a few) that threaten our waterways and fragile ecosystems. Some aquatic invasive species,… [ Keep reading ]

Does your yard need a spring cleaning? We have tips to keep you safe.

It’s hard to believe that spring is here again! Our Vegetation Management team has a few tips to keep you safe before you put your green thumb to good use in your yard. When working with trees, shrubs, hedges and vines, be sure to look up, look around and be… [ Keep reading ]

Bees, trees, and fields of green: How City Light practices environmental stewardship in landscaping

Seattle City Light’s Landscapes Team, part of the Vegetation Management group, is responsible for maintaining the landscaping on more than 55 City Light properties. This small-but-mighty team of six puts City Light’s value of Environmental Stewardship into practice every day as they work to make City Light spaces not only… [ Keep reading ]