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Transportation Electrification Blueprint Brought Electric Regional Busing, EV Charging Stations, Greener Streets, and more to Seattle in 2023

Transportation is Seattle’s leading cause of climate pollution. It accounts for nearly two thirds of the City’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Unsustainable transportation pollutes air and water ways and disproportionately affects Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) populations. In 2021, the City of Seattle released the ambitious Transportation Electrification… [ Keep reading ]

It’s Official! Relicensing the South Fork Tolt Hydroelectric Project Is Underway   

The City of Seattle filed documents on April 8 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to formally begin relicensing the South Fork Tolt Hydroelectric Project. These documents are called the Notice of Intent (NOI) and Pre-Application Document (PAD). Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) are collaborating on… [ Keep reading ]

Give Bees a Chance: Creating your own pollinators garden

Bees, wasps, butterflies, moths, bats, birds, and beetles: pollinators are critical to our ecosystem. They help ensure that plants and crops can grow and thrive, but they need our help. Pollinators are in decline. This is a serious concern for our planet’s future as pollution, pesticides, climate change, and urbanization… [ Keep reading ]

What Uses the Most Electricity in Your Home?

We’ve shared low-cost, no-cost, and advanced ways to save money on your electricity bill. Today, let’s look at what uses the most electricity in your home. This will give you the information you need to decide how to make impactful changes to your home’s energy use. Please note that the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Ruslan Radzhapov, Right-of-Way Maintenance Worker

The Basics Division: Vegetation Management   How long have you been at City Light? Two years Tell us about your role: I maintain the vegetation, repair routes, and gates under the transmission lines, making sure there is clear access to the towers. I also patrol transmission lines for safety hazards… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Lisa Mar, Accounting Technician

The Basics Division: Account Control How long have you been at City Light? I celebrated my one-year anniversary in February. Tell us about your role: As an accounting technician, my main priority is serving people. My duties include researching accounts, verifying payments, issuing refunds and transfers, reviewing voucher approvals, preparing stop… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating Our Renewable Energy Future

It’s National Renewable Energy Day on Thursday, March 21, 2024, and City Light has many reasons to be thankful and celebrate. U.S. Renewable Energy Make Up It may come as a surprise that only around 20% of the United States electricity is sourced from renewable energy resources. The bulk… [ Keep reading ]

City Light and King County Metro Break Ground on New Electric Bus Base

On March 6, 2024, King County Metro hosted a groundbreaking event on their first 100% electric bus base. This new base will support 120 all-electric buses scheduled to begin service in 2026. This event represents another step in the collaborative efforts of City Light and King County Metro to electrify… [ Keep reading ]

Energy-Saving Tips to Help Renters Stay Comfortable and Save Money

Are you a renter looking for ways to lower your electricity bill without making significant changes to your living space? While owning a home can offer more flexibility in making efficiency improvements, renters still have options to stay comfortable and reduce energy costs. With spring (hopefully) around the corner, now… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Recognized as 2024 Tree Line USA Utility

The Arbor Day Foundation has named Seattle City Light a 2024 Tree Line USA utility. This award recognizes our dedication to proper urban forest management across our service area. City Light achieved the Tree Line USA recognition by meeting five program standards: Tree Line USA is a partnership between the… [ Keep reading ]