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Seattle City Light Explores Renewable Hydrogen Fuel at the Port of Seattle with Department of Energy Awards

SEATTLE—Two studies exploring the potential of shifting from fossil fuel to clean hydrogen as fuel to power medium-and heavy-duty vehicles are getting underway, led by a team from Seattle City Light, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and Sandia National Laboratories. These efforts are supported by two awards from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) totaling $2.12 million to help meet emission reduction goals set by Seattle City Light and the Port of Seattle. The study team also includes partners at The Northwest… [ Keep reading ]

Sunday, Oct. 24 Wind Event Update

We’ll continue to update this post as we have more information. 10/26 5 p.m. update: After over 48 hours of nonstop work to clear fallen utility poles, power lines and trees along East Marginal Way South, Seattle City Light (SCL) and Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) crews have completed clean… [ Keep reading ]

City Reaches Agreement to Conclude Seattle City Light Class Action Lawsuit

City Attorney Pete Holmes | Seattle City Light CEO Debra Smith Contact:Dan Nolte, City Attorney’s Office Communications, Dan.Nolte@seattle.govJulie Moore, Seattle City Light Communications, Julie.Moore@seattle.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2021 SEATTLE – The City of Seattle has reached a $3.5 million settlement agreement in an August 2019 lawsuit that claimed… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light creates multimillion-dollar fund to support fish on the Skagit

Fund brings substantial new resources to protect, conserve, and restore the fisheries resources and aquatic habitat of the Skagit River With a unanimous vote of the City Council on Monday, Seattle created a new fund to support endangered fish species in the Skagit River watershed, including bull trout and Chinook salmon. As Seattle City Light… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

City Light Recognized as an Exemplary Supporter by the Integrated Lighting Campaign

Seattle City Light has been selected for exemplary recognition as a Supporter of Pacific Northwest National Lab’s Integrated Lighting Campaign (ILC)! The ILC is a program within the US Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy that helps facility owners and managers take advantage of networked lighting control and integrated… [ Keep reading ]

Skagit River Hydro Project Relicensing Update

Seattle City Light continues working toward preparing to submit an application for the relicensing of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Even as we move forward through the relicensing process and start the field studies that will help us be good stewards of the natural and cultural resources of the Skagit… [ Keep reading ]

Light Reading: July/August 2021

Stay cool and energy efficient this summer!   There are few things better than summertime in the Pacific Northwest! This year, keep your family cool and your energy usage low with these tips: Invest in energy-efficient windows. Upgrading your windows to high-performance, energy-efficient models will improve the comfort of your home, as… [ Keep reading ]

Get ready for the new WA Clean Buildings Performance Standards

Attention Building Owners and Managers:Think the new Washington Clean Buildings Performance Standards are on the distant horizon? Here are seven reasons to help change your mind… Commercial buildings will be required to meet the energy targets set forth in the Washington State Clean Buildings Performance Standards by June 1, 2026, for buildings larger than… [ Keep reading ]