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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 (spot)Light: Charles McFarland, Lineworker Apprentice

The Basics   How long have you been at City Light? A little over three years Division: Transmission and Distribution Field Operations Tell us about your role. What does your job entail?  I am a sixth-step line apprentice. My role is to carry out the daily duties of maintaining equipment as well as… [ 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 ]

National Electrical Safety Month: Power Lines on Trees

Before you break out the shears, there are a few safety tips to keep in mind when trimming your trees and shrubs!

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

Seattle City (spot)Light: Kincheiu Wei, Grid Modernization Engineer

The Basics  How long have you been at City Light?  Over five years, and a little over three months with my current team, Grid Modernization. I started as an intern in Substation Engineering and worked in Distribution Engineering and Generation Engineering. Division: Electrification and Strategic Technology Tell us about your role…. [ 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 ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Katoya Grant, Administrative Staff Assistant

The Basics   How long have you been at City Light? I’ve been with City Light since May 15, 2007.  Division: I’ve worked in several divisions across City Light, but most recently I work under Rob Santoff in T&D Field Operations. Tell us about your role. What does your job entail?  I assist with… [ Keep reading ]

Protecting our planet and our community from extreme wildfires

Ronda Strauch is a Climate Change Research and Adaptation Advisor for Seattle City Light As wildfires begin to blaze in the Southwest, it’s clear that wildfire risk reduction is an important investment in protecting our planet. Although wildfire is a natural disturbance event, wildfire can be unwelcome in the wrong… [ Keep reading ]