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Seattle City (spot)Light: John Owen, Engineering Supervisor

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? My first day at City Light was Feb. 1, 1995.  I’m retiring March 1, so that will make a total of 27 years and one month. Division: Electrification and Strategic Technology Tell us about your role: I supervise the Strategic Technology Transfer team. We’re on the front… [ Keep reading ]

Move the line: How City Light relocated a transmission line with international implications

Last fall, Seattle City Light and its partners took on the monumental task of relocating nearly half a mile of 115kV transmission line along Seattle’s waterfront. While relocating a transmission line is nothing new to City Light, the potential impacts of this line were more challenging than others. This specific line is a vital part… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Mendy Droke, State Government Relations

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Since 2018 Division: Government and Legislative Affairs Tell us about your role: I’m the state lobbyist for Seattle City Light. During the annual legislative session, I’m in Olympia (in non-COVID times), where I meet with legislators, testify on legislation, and work with other utilities to move our legislative priorities forward. We had some big wins… [ Keep reading ]

Bees, trees, and fields of green: How City Light practices environmental stewardship in landscaping

Seattle City Light’s Landscapes Team, part of the Vegetation Management group, is responsible for maintaining the landscaping on more than 55 City Light properties. This small-but-mighty team of six puts City Light’s value of Environmental Stewardship into practice every day as they work to make City Light spaces not only… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: John Rudolph, Principal Economist

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Almost seven and a half years Division: Finance Tell us about your role: I lead the development of City Light’s long-term retail load forecast. The long-term load forecast projects how much electricity City Light’s service territory will use from one to 20-plus years. It also feeds into key planning functions like… [ Keep reading ]

Planning for an Electrified Future

Emeka Anyanwu is Seattle City Light’s Energy Innovation and Resources Officer The City of Seattle has made significant commitments to address the climate crisis through decarbonization, and the key means of achieving those goals is electrification—the transition from other forms of energy to electricity for various end uses. Recent pivotal… [ Keep reading ]

Looking back at 2021

It’s hard to believe that another year has passed! From extreme weather to new and exciting projects that will change the way we power our region, our employees went above and beyond to deliver affordable, reliable and environmentally responsible energy services. To summarize 2021, it was a year of action. With the last year fading out of the rearview mirror, we want… [ Keep reading ]

Supply Chain Issues and Staffing Challenges Increase Wait Times for New Service Connections

Seattle City Light is currently experiencing longer than normal wait times for service requests due to reduced staffing numbers, past and present weather events, and supply chain issues. Combined, these factors have created a cascading effect on our service scheduling that we are actively working to correct. We appreciate your… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light 2022 Rate Increase

Update January 4, 2022: City Light became aware of an error in our billing system that resulted in some Seattle City Light residential customers receiving bill notifications on Jan. 4, 2022, that show double charges for the same usage. The error was limited to a subset of approximately 12,500 residential customer bills processed. We have paused all… [ Keep reading ]