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Seattle’s Illuminating History of Electric Vehicles

On July 23, 1900 – no, that’s not a typo. Ralph S. Hopkins drove the first motor car through Seattle more than 122 years ago. Ralph’s Woods Electric auto boasted a powerful three-horsepower motor. The motor car was one of only 4,000 automobiles, gas or electric, in the United States… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Lance Stotts, Electrical Construction and Maintenance Supervisor

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? 43 and a half years. Division: Transmission and Distribution Field Operations Tell us about your role. What does your job entail? I’ve spent all my time out on the overhead or underground residential distribution (URD) crews until recently, when I… [ Keep reading ]

City Council approves City Light rate increases in 2023, 2024

After deferring or reducing increases in recent years, utility responds to pressures of inflation, growth and new technologies. Seattle City Light is a public, not-for-profit utility, and we make decisions for the long-term benefit of our community and customers. We work hard to keep rates low and predictable for all… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Mario Gama, Tool Room Custodian

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? On Oct. 22, 2022, I will have forty years with City Light.  Division: Transmission & Distribution Operations  Tell us about your role. What does your job entail? My position for the past two years has been tool room custodian. I make… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Bob Fuchs, Senior Mechanical Engineer

The Basics How long have you been at City Light?  23 years Division:  Engineering and Technology Operations Tell us about your role. What does your job entail?  I support any mechanical-oriented work at our facilities, especially at the hydroelectric plants. While I have done work at the Skagit Hydroelectric Project, I primarily… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Om Dwivedi, Chief Warehouser

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? 18 years Division: North Service Center Warehouse, Transmission and Distribution Field Operations Tell us about your role. What does your job entail?  I am the chief warehouser at the North Service Center. I make sure inventory is ordered, received, stocked and delivered… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Patrick Doyle, Associate Mechanical Engineer

The Basics How long have you been at City Light?  Six years Division: Engineering & Technology Operations                      Tell us about your role. What does your job entail?  My role entails supporting operations, maintenance and improvements at our generation facilities. The mechanical engineers support the operations of the turbines and generators. We… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Chris Wallace, South Substation Crew Chief

The Basics How long have you been with City Light? Seven years Division: Transmission and Distribution Operations, more specifically South Substations Tell us about your role. What does your job entail? My role is the South Substation electrician constructor crew chief. In my role as a crew chief, I’m a… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Faye Lichtsinn, Senior Safety and Health Specialist

The Basics How long have you been at City Light?  Just shy of one year! Division:  Safety Health and Wellness Tell us about your role. What does your job entail?  My job as a senior safety and health specialist is to get people the resources they need to do their job… [ Keep reading ]