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Mayor Durkan celebrates passage of Transportation Electrification Plan to guide Seattle City Light’s investments in an electrified transportation system

Seattle City Light’s Transportation Electrification Strategic Investment Plan will guide equitable investments to electrify all forms of transportation Mayor Jenny Durkan today applauded City Council’s passage of Seattle City Light’s Transportation Electrification Strategic Investment Plan, an important step in committing resources and making investments to modernize our electric grid and… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Joins West Coast Electric Utilities in Mapping Out Electric Truck Charging Sites Along I-5

West Coast Clean Transit Corridor would create jobs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions from freight transportation, help eliminate health-harming diesel emissions from trucks. Seattle City Light joins electric utilities in three West Coast states to announce the results of a study that could lead to significant reductions of pollution from freight… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Announces Recipients of 2020 Wildlife Research Program Grants

Since 1999, Seattle City Light’s Wildlife Research Grant Program (WRP) has funded 58 projects and distributed over $2.1 million in research grants to non-profit conservation organizations, universities and resource management agencies to study the wildlife and ecosystems of the North Cascades ecoregion. The City Light WRP, a mitigation requirement of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project Federal Energy Regulatory… [ Keep reading ]

COVID-19: Customer Service Centers Closing Temporarily as Precautionary Measure

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has announced additional steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The virus has already spread in our community, so we are at a pivotal moment to slow the spread to the most vulnerable individuals. Earlier this week, the State and County announced additional measures to curb… [ Keep reading ]

How City Light Can Assist with Your Bill During the COVID-19 Outbreak

The lasting impacts of COVID-19 are becoming more apparent every day. As our region grapples with this changing environment, we are seeing the financial toll of the virus taking shape, leaving some of our customers in challenging financial straits. We want you to know that City Light and Seattle Public… [ Keep reading ]

City Light System Reliability Work to Affect Traffic on I-5 from July 30-31

Seattle City Light crews plan to maintain the reliability of the electrical system by relocating existing overhead power lines on Interstate 5 near Northeast 155th Street in Shoreline. This work will support Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension project.

Low Ross Lake Levels Projected for 2019 Summer Recreation Season

Skagit Hydroelectric Project, Newhalem, Wash. – Due to a decline in snow pack and rainfall in the Skagit basin, Seattle City Light is predicting water levels in the Ross reservoir at the utility’s Skagit Hydroelectric Project will be significantly lower than normal during the upcoming summer months. Ross reservoir and… [ Keep reading ]

City Light receives 2019 Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters award

The National Hydropower Association has recognized Seattle City Light with a 2019 Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters award for the utility’s project to remove the Mill Pond Dam and restore the riverine ecosystems processes to pre-dam condition. Seattle City Light won in the Recreational, Environmental & Historical Enhancement category, which… [ Keep reading ]

City Light to Begin LED Streetlight Conversion Work in Downtown Seattle

Seattle City Light is continuing to improve customer safety, reduce carbon emissions and conserve resources by converting the globe streetlights in the downtown Seattle core from high-pressure sodium (HPS) lights to energy-efficient LEDs. The new LED lights will enrich the quality of lighting, improve pedestrian and traffic safety, and maintain the character of downtown Seattle’s historic neighborhoods.

City Light’s Wildlife Research Program Recognized for Research on the American Pika

City Light’s Skagit River Hydroelectric Project Wildlife Research Program is producing new information on a species in the North Cascades: the American Pika. The American Pika (pictured above), a diurnal species closely related to rabbits, is found in the mountains of western North America and lives in the boulder fields… [ Keep reading ]