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Seattle City Light Signs Past and Present

The last remaining City Light sign is a Seattle landmark of sorts. Perched atop the South Service Center on 4th Avenue South and South Spokane Street in the Industrial District, its red letters are a beacon in the city’s sky. But, did you know that there were in fact many more City Light signs that… [ 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 ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Kathy Boone, Utility Accounts Supervisor

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? It’ll be 45 years on July 17 of this year. I started as an office assistant and have been in the same workgroup (Account Control) for the entirety of my career at City Light.  Division: Customer Operations – Account Services Tell… [ Keep reading ]

Energized Environmental Vision Set for Skagit Hydropower Project

Seattle is fortunate in that most of our electricity comes from hydropower — the most reliable renewable energy resource now available. But even hydropower impacts the environment, and Seattle City Light works closely with our partners to develop science-based approaches to protecting the watershed and nearby communities. The license we… [ Keep reading ]

2023 Wildlife Research Program Grants recipients announced

In late March, Seattle City Light selected recipients for the 2023 Wildlife Research Grants, funded by the Wildlife Research Program (WRP). City Light offers wildlife-research funding to qualified recipients for the purpose of developing understanding, management, and protection of wildlife resources in the North Cascades ecosystem. Since 1999, WRP has… [ Keep reading ]

Earth-friendly, energy saving tips from City Light staffers

The world will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, 2023, but there is no reason we can’t celebrate Earth Day, every day! As we look for ways to help save the planet and be better environmental stewards, saving energy is great place to start. We asked City Light staff… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: John Lee, Electrician Constructor Working Crew Chief – Hydro Operator

BackgroundHometown: I grew up in the Green Lake and Greenwood area of Seattle.​​​​Alma Mater: U.S. NavyDiscipline/Trade of study: Nuclear Power Program, Electrician’s Mate The BasicsYears of service: Seven yearsDivision: Cedar Falls and Tolt GenerationRole: I supervise the Cedar Falls and South Fork Tolt crew in operations and maintenance of the generation, distribution,… Filed Under: Get to Know City Light, PowerlinesTagged With:

City Light Wins EPRI Technology Transfer Awards for Electrification Innovation

Join us in congratulating two Seattle City Light project teams on receiving Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) 2022 Technology Transfer Awards, which recognize leaders and innovators who have applied EPRI research to help shape the future of energy. The City Light teams were recognized in EPRI’s Power Delivery and Utilization… [ Keep reading ]

Boundary Tours and Recreation 2023

The Boundary Reservoir at our Boundary Hydroelectric Project offers many recreational opportunities including boating, fishing, camping, picnicking, and sightseeing. City Light is committed to preserving and enhancing these recreational activities for visitors to the Boundary Project area and welcomes visitors for the Boundary Tours 2023 season.  Summer 2023 Boundary Tours… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Andrew Rodriguez, Credit & Collections Supervisor

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Eight months Division: Customer Operations, Credit & Collections Tell us about your role. What does your job entail? I am the supervisor for the Emergency Bill Assistance (EBA) team. We support customers who are struggling to pay their Seattle City Light bill. My… [ Keep reading ]