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City Light Joins MTRWestern, Amtrak and WSDOT to Unveil First-Ever Electric Bus in the Amtrak National Network

Yesterday, Seattle City Light joined partners from across the state to unveil the first-ever electric bus in the Amtrak National Network as it prepared to embark on its inaugural journey. Operated by Amtrak’s regional partner MTRWestern, the bus will provide a round-trip, midday service for travelers heading from King Street… [ Keep reading ]

Updated: Sourdough Fire Continues to Burn Near City Light’s Skagit Hydroelectric Project

UPDATE: State Route 20 is closed, effective immediately, beyond Newhalem between Milepost 120 and Milepost 146 due to fire activity. Real-time alerts on road conditions and open/close status can be found here. The Sourdough Fire is currently 1,710 acres with 0% containment with gradual spread to the north, east and… [ Keep reading ]

Escalent Recognizes Seattle City Light as 2023 Trusted Business Partner

Seattle City Light has received the top brand trust score of utilities surveyed nationwide and earned the designation of 2023 Trusted Business Partner by the Cogent Syndicated 2023 Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement™: Business study from Escalent, a top human behavior and analytics advisory firm. The study tracked the performance of the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Providing Assistance as Sourdough Wildfire Continues to Grow

Seattle City Light is assisting in efforts to control the spread of the Sourdough wildfire in the North Cascades National Park Complex adjacent to its Skagit Hydroelectric Project near the towns of Diablo and Newhalem. The fire began Saturday, July 29, near the Sourdough Mountain trail as a result of… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light, US Forest Service Open New Day-Use Overlook Areas at Boundary Reservoir

Seattle City Light and the United States Forest Service (USFS) had the pleasure of hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 13 to officially welcome visitors to two new overlook areas in northern Pend Oreille County. The Peewee Falls and Riverside Canyon overlooks are located on the east side of the Boundary… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light and Fire Department celebrate partnership, unveil the nation’s most capable electrical-fire fighting apparatus

Yesterday, Seattle City Light and the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) unveiled Energy 1, our newest Energy Response Unit. Seattle is the only city in North America with an energy response team to address these types of fire emergencies, and this apparatus for fighting electrical fires in substations and underground vaults… [ Keep reading ]

Highline High School Celebrates Solar Panel Installation, Thanks Community and Supporters for Multi-Year Project

On June 8, Highline High School’s Environmental Club leaders (Jordan Powers, Mikah Ramsey and Raidon Sann) invited funders, mentors and supporters to celebrate the completion of a monumental project: the installation of a 285-panel, 100-kilowatt solar-panel system to produce energy on top of the new school. This project was unique in that… [ Keep reading ]

Spotlight on City of Seattle’s 1% for the Arts 50th Anniversary

June marks the 50th anniversary for the City of Seattle’s 1% for the Arts program. In recognition of the 50th anniversary, Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture is holding a reception on June 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. at ARTS at King Street Station. We hope you can attend,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Workers Gather for Memorial Day Events

The sun shone brightly across the North Service Center and South Service Center on May 25 as dozens of City workers gathered to raise the American flag and pay their respects to servicemembers who died serving in the United States Armed Forces. The events, which took place at the service… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Receives Platinum Designation as a Reliable Public Power Provider

Seattle City Light has earned a platinum level Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation from the American Public Power Association. This award certifies that City Light has demonstrated leading practices in providing the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. The RP3 designation lasts for three years and recognizes… [ Keep reading ]