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Plant a Tree for a More Comfortable, Energy Efficient Home

Trees have long lives, and choosing a new tree is a big decision. So, make sure to plant a tree when it has the best chance to grow and stay healthy. Fall is a great time to plant a new tree in the Pacific Northwest. With the rains and cooling… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Kyle Knox, Electrician Constructor

The Basics Division: Transmission & Distribution Operations How long have you been at City Light? I started as an electrician constructor apprentice in August 2017. Tell us about your role: As an electrician constructor, my job primarily entails maintaining and upgrading the electrical grid equipment within the substations. I primarily work… [ Keep reading ]

Rainier Valley Senior Home Celebrates Completion of Solar Project

On September 13 in the Rainier Valley neighborhood of Seattle, Brighton Senior Housing hosted an event to celebrate the completion of a 100-kilowatt solar project to produce energy on top of the building. At the event, Curtis Brown, the Executive Director for SouthEast Seattle Senior Foundation, spoke about the value of bringing… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Jeffrey Ball, Electrician Constructor Journeyworker

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Seven years Division: Transmission & Distribution Operations Tell us about your role: I replace, repair and troubleshoot power equipment, such as circuit breakers, transformers and capacitor banks at Seattle City Light’s substations and related facilities. Background Hometown: Bremerton, Wash. Alma mater: The Evergreen… [ Keep reading ]

What Do I Need to Know About EV Charging?

There are lots of reasons to drive an electric vehicle (EV). They’re less expensive to operate and better for our health. They’re better for the environment, especially when they’re powered by renewable energy sources like Seattle City Light’s hydroelectric dams. Plus, they’re just fun to drive. Another reason to get an… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Peter Mendez, Electrician Constructor

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? I’ve been with the City of Seattle for 15 years and with City Light for 11 years. Division: Network, Stations, Metering and Shops Tell us about your role. My job as an electrician constructor is to maintain, repair, replace and/or construct… [ Keep reading ]

Energy Heroes Celebrates Expanded Offerings and Successful High School Pilot

Since 2008, Seattle City Light has provided the Energy Heroes educational program to classrooms across our service area. We’ve been hard at work helping students learn the ins and outs of electrical safety, energy conservation, renewable energy and more. During the 2022-2023 school year, we expanded Energy Heroes to more… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Joins EPRI Initiative to Support Widescale National EV Rollout

Earlier this month, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) announced EVs2Scale2030™, a three-year initiative designed to support the widescale rollout of electric vehicles (EV). As one of the founding electric companies behind the initiative, Seattle City Light is excited to join hundreds of stakeholders in this effort to plan for… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Amy Sen, Industrial Hygiene Strategic Advisor II

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? I started in October 2022. I’m two months shy of my one-year anniversary. Division: Safety, Health and Wellness Tell us about your role. As an industrial hygiene strategic advisor, I wear many different hats at the utility. I supervise two talented… [ Keep reading ]

Sourdough Fire Updates

UPDATE August 30: State Route 20 reopens. State Route 20 reopened between milepost 120 and milepost 171 this morning around 9:00 a.m. Travelers should plan for delays and unexpected closures. Real time data can be found here: The Sourdough fire is currently listed as 6,221 acres and 30% contained…. [ Keep reading ]