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Good Energy: Cintia Luna-Villasana, Habitat for Humanity

For Operations Analyst Cintia Luna-Villasana volunteering is more than a checkmark off a feel-good list; it’s about helping those in need overcome the struggles she experienced first-hand. “My parents worked in the fields, which didn’t provide much money,” Cintia shared. “It wasn’t a shock that my family was poor and… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Tricia Barrett, Personnel Specialist

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? One year Division: Safety, Health and Wellness (SHaW) Tell us about your role. What does your job entail?  I’m a personnel specialist/assistant for Safety, Health and Wellness Director Charlotte Dorrity. Perhaps the most important aspect of my job is to take the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Tori Sommerman, People & Culture Strategic Initiatives Advisor

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Since January 2022 Division: Office of the Chief People & Culture Officer Tell us about your role. What does your job entail? I recently transitioned to the People & Culture Strategic Initiatives Advisor role. It’s my job to create organizational alignment within… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s pathway to public power

Each year, the first week in October is set aside to recognize the many contributions made by the public power utilities that provide reliable electricity on a not-for-profit basis to 49 million Americans every day. As Public Power Week (Oct. 2 – 8) comes to a close, we look back on Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Energy Efficient Tips to Carry You into Fall

It’s Energy Efficiency Day – what better time to shine a spotlight on energy saving tips to help you keep your home operating smoothly and efficiently as we head into the cooler months. Make the switch to LED Turning off lights that aren’t in use is an easy and cost-effective… [ Keep reading ]

People Behind the Power: Celebrating our employees for Public Power Week

It’s Public Power Week! Each year, the first full week in October marks a time to celebrate and acknowledge the many contributions made by public power utilities to provide safe, low-cost, and reliable power to our communities. To honor the occasion, we’re highlighting the people that make public power possible – our… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]