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Four pivotal periods in City Light’s century-plus history of public power

Established in 1910, City Light’s public power is integral to Seattle’s civic history.

Award-Winning Green Up Community Program is Now Accepting Applications for New Solar Power Projects

Seattle City Light and the Washington State Housing Finance Commission’s (WSHFC) Sustainable Energy Trust were selected as 2021 Green Power Leadership Award winners by the Center for Resource Solutions. The award recognizes the two agencies for removing barriers for low- and moderate-income communities to install solar with affordable financing through WSHFC’s Sustainable Energy Trust combined with incentives from the Green Up Community Program. … [ 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 ]

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Customer Satisfaction Research Underway

City Light has partnered with DHM Research to conduct a customer satisfaction survey on our behalf beginning September 30. This research will be done in two phases. In phase one, customers will be randomly selected and contacted by phone or text inviting them to take a brief (15 minutes) survey… [ 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 ]

(spot)Light: Brandy Balansay, GIS Specialist

The Basics Years of service: 2½ years Division: Environmental Management & Real Estate Tell us about your role: As part of the Real Estate Services team, I wear many hats, but my primary role is to manage and maintain our application, database, and real estate-related needs, like our geographic information system (GIS). I also navigate current team processes and brainstorm… [ 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 ]

(spot)Light: Aaron McCartney, Accounting Technician

The Basics  Years of service: 14+ years Division: Customer Operations Role: I lead the Refund and Transfer desk for the utility’s Account Control team. It’s pretty humdrum, but it gets busy at the end of July because that’s when we process the annual utility credit reimbursements. We’ll send refund checks to approximately 16,000 customers enrolled in the Utility Discount Program (UDP) this year. The refunds help many low-income customers,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Colleen Lenahansen, Senior Public Relations Specialist

The BasicsYears of Service: One year (as of 6/24/21, all remote so far).Division: CommunicationsRole: As part of the External Communications team, I work on connecting our customers and stakeholders with City Light programs, services, and messages. My day-to-day work involves strategizing on how best to convey content to the public,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Hannah Szenk, Talent Acquisition Specialist

The BasicsYears of Service: Six and a halfDivision: Talent and Workforce DevelopmentRole: I recruit new employees to the utility and facilitate all stages of the hiring process. I currently support 26 officers and directors across the organization and also run our internship program hiring process. BackgroundHometown: Issaquah, Wash.Alma Mater: Washington… [ Keep reading ]