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A Buying Guide for Used EVs

If the cost of a brand-new car might not be in your budget right now, that doesn’t mean you’re completely out of the electrical vehicle game. In this installment of our EV series, we take a look at the pros and cons of buying a used EV and what to… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Colton Phelan, Civil Crew Chief

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Almost 10 years. I started in March 2014. Division: Transmission & Distribution Tell us about your role: My crew maintains and installs all of Seattle City Light’s underground infrastructure. Background Hometown: Maple Valley, Wash. Alma mater: Tahoma High School and Central Washington University… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating the City Light Engineers Shaping the Future

It’s National Engineers Week! This year’s theme — Welcome to the Future — celebrates today’s achievements and paves the way for a brighter future in engineering. Whether developing smartphones or renewable energy solutions, engineers lead us forward. Their creativity, expertise, and dedication help address challenges, drive advancements, and positive influence… [ Keep reading ]

How to Get the Most Out of Your Energy Efficient Appliances

When buying a new appliance, there’s plenty to consider besides the upfront cost. But if you’ve compared efficiency ratings on EnergyGuide labels, checked for rebates, and picked an Energy Star appliance, you’re in good shape. Now, it’s time to get the most out of your energy-efficient appliances. This not only… [ Keep reading ]

What to Watch for When Buying a New Appliance

When buying a new appliance, cost and energy efficiency are increasingly important. We all want to save money and be more energy efficient. But it can be tough to make informed decisions about which items to buy. Washing machines, dishwashers, water heaters: these all greatly affect the environment and our… [ Keep reading ]

Building on Our Clean Energy Foundation

Did you know buildings in Seattle generate more than a third of the city’s total emissions? Natural gas, oil, and other fossil fuels that power furnaces, boilers, water heaters, and more create climate pollution. Fortunately, City Light’s electricity comes from renewable sources. When our customers switch to powering their homes and… [ Keep reading ]

More Ways to Lighten Your Load and Save Money

As we continue into the year, we want to keep sharing ways to help you cut waste and save money on your electricity bills. The new electricity rates have gone up, but reducing your electrical load helps you control your energy costs. Last time, we looked at several low- and… [ Keep reading ]

An Update on City Light’s Time of Use Rate

In September of 2022, Seattle City Council approved City Light’s 2023-2024 rate ordinance, implementing the utility’s electrical rates consistent with City Light’s 2023-2028 Strategic Plan. City Council approved that plan, which, among other components, introduced optional Time of Use (TOU) rate. We are excited about the interest in City Light’s… [ Keep reading ]

Navigating Seattle City Light’s Rate Changes: Your Questions Answered

As we continue into the new year, we have received many inquiries about the recent rate adjustments. So, we’ve compiled the following list of frequently asked questions to keep our community informed. Why did Seattle City Light raise rates, and when did this change happen? In 2022, the Seattle City… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Aurana Lewis, Senior Environmental Analyst

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? About 7 1/2 years. Division: Environmental Management & Compliance Tell us about your role. I manage the dangerous waste, spills, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) programs for the utility. In the waste programs, I ensure industrial waste is properly identified, handled,… [ Keep reading ]