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Seattle City (spot)Light: Jamie Oakes, Internal Communications Advisor

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Six months. Division: Communications. Tell us about your role: As an internal communications advisor, I like to think of myself as a reporter for the utility. My role is to keep City Light’s workforce engaged and informed by writing and publishing… [ Keep reading ]

Weather challenges, demand increases, and rising costs result in changes to customer electricity rates

Seattle City Light will implement new rates effective Jan. 1, 2024. In addition to the planned 4.5% base rate increase adopted by City Council last fall, we will apply two automatic surcharges: The anticipated bill increase for a typical residential customer will be about $9 per month, or $18 per… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Devon Crouch, Strategic Communications Advisor

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? I began at City Light in December 2022. Division: Communications Tell us about your role: I am the communications lead on several cross-matrixed projects across the utility including initiatives such as the Time of Use rate, Service to Bill, and the… [ Keep reading ]

Why a heat pump water heater works for your home

Many homes rely on traditional gas or electric powered water heaters for bathing, laundry, and dishwashing. Hot water is something that we can often take for granted until one morning we wake up to a tepid shower and realize that our trusty old water heater has finally let us down…. [ Keep reading ]

Public Power Succeeds When We Work Together

Seattle City Light, along with more than 2,000 other community-owned electric utilities nationwide, is celebrating Public Power Week. Each year, the first full week in October is set aside to recognize the many contributions made by public power utilities to provide affordable, reliable, and safe power year-round to the communities… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Amy Jetson, Senior Public Relations Specialist – Web Lead

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Just about one year. Division: Communications Tell us about your role: I oversee City Light’s external web presence and manage the content on Background Hometown: From Redmond, Wash., and now live in Everett Alma Mater: Washington State University Discipline/Trade of study: My… [ Keep reading ]

Enthusiasm for EVs high at Electric Car Guest Drive

On September 23, as a kickoff to National Drive Electric Week, Seattle City Light sponsored an Electric Car Guest Drive at South Seattle College. During the event, attendees were able to test drive a variety of electric vehicles and learn about charging options at home, work, and in public. The… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces 2024 Budget Proposal

Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell is releasing the 2023-2024 Proposed Mid-Biennial Budget Adjustments. This budget reflects Mayor Harrell’s continued commitment to and investment in bold actions that address the urgent needs of our communities and advance our One Seattle priorities. Mayor Harrell’s proposal continues work initiated in the 2023 Adopted Budget… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Tamina Gann, Electric Service Representative Training Supervisor

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Since 2012. Division: Customer Engineering Tell us about your role: I onboard and train electric service representatives (ESRs), who are often the first point of contact for customers with inquiries, concerns, or requests related to electrical services. I provide our ESRs… [ Keep reading ]

I’ve Bought an EV – Now What?

Purchasing a new vehicle takes into consideration a lot of personal factors. Lots of people are interested in purchasing an EV, but those same people have concerns around cost, range, and available charging locations that keep them on the fence. At this point in our series on electric vehicles, we’re… [ Keep reading ]