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Celebrating National Hydropower Day 

Mike Haynes is the assistant general manager for Seattle City Light and serves as board chair for the National Hydropower Association. As we celebrate National Hydropower Day, Mike reflects on the impact of the vital resource that powers our service area and beyond.   Hydropower is the foundation of the Pacific… [ Keep reading ]

45 Years of Conservation

For 45 years, Seattle City Light has had the longest continually running conservation program in the country. Since its inception in 1977, energy efficiency measures supported by the utility have been installed in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities throughout our service territory. As a result of this legacy and current… [ 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 ]

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 ]

Light Reading: May-June 2022

Skagit Tours is calling your name  Whether it’s your first time or you haven’t visited in a while, an excursion with Skagit Tours should be on your summer travel list.  Just a scenic drive away from Seattle, Skagit Tours offers morning and afternoon boat tours aboard the Alice Ross IV on… [ Keep reading ]

Energy-saving tips for spring! 

From flowers blooming to longer days, it’s hard to beat springtime in the Pacific Northwest. With summer on the horizon, now is a good time to prepare your home for the heat of the summer. We have a list of tips to help keep your family cool while conserving energy…. Filed Under: Environment, News, Powerlines, Residential Customers

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 ]