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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 ]

How to stay safe, cool and energy-efficient during this week’s hot weather.

Here we go again! The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory through Friday night with temperatures reaching the 90s and lows in the mid 60s. This will pose a Heat Risk level of moderate to high risk of heat-related illness. We have a list of tips to help… [ 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 ]

Crew and Customer Safety: What You Need to Know

City Light crews are continuously working to improve the electrical system and the communities we serve. From maintaining our infrastructure to upgrading equipment and exploring new energy technology solutions, our crews work to deliver safe, clean, and reliable power to customers. Learn more about what our workers do and ways… [ Keep reading ]

How to stay safe, cool and energy-efficient during the heat wave.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory through Monday night with temperatures reaching the 90s in some areas. While the heat may be a welcomed change for some, it can also turn from uncomfortable to dangerous in a matter of minutes. We have a list of tips to… [ Keep reading ]

Summer 2022 Tours and Recreation

Skagit Tours Canceled The summer just won’t be the same without Skagit Tours. In November, severe flooding washed out a section of SR 20 leading into Newhalem, reducing traffic to a single lane. Washington Department of Transportation will be making repairs over the next several months, which will create… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]