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Light Reading: January/February 2022

Seattle City Light explores renewable hydrogen fuel at the Port of Seattle with Department of Energy awards Last year, a team from Seattle City Light, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories began to explore the potential of shifting from fossil fuel to clean hydrogen as fuel to power… [ Keep reading ]

Winter weather is coming. Now is the time to prepare.

All week, we (along with most of the region) have been tracking the forecasted snowfall and frigid temperatures that will begin Friday and go into the following week. City Light is staffed and ready to mobilize if and when outages occur. We have prepared for the worst and are hoping… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light 2022 Energy Efficiency Incentive Changes

Seattle City Light would like to thank the participants of our energy efficiency incentive programs. Thanks to your support, City Light’s incentive programs saved enough energy in 2021 to power 11,600 homes for a year. The new year brings updated incentive rates, new measures to take advantage of, and new… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Ellen Moskito Smiley, Budget and Financial Policy Advisor

The Basics  Years of service: It will be 15 years in January. Division: Customer Energy Solutions (CES) Tell us about your role: I develop and monitor the operating and capital budgets for CES. I also guide and support division leaders and program managers on all financial/budgetary matters.  Background  Hometown: Juneau, Alaska (where it rains more than in Seattle! I have… [ Keep reading ]

Georgetown Flume Project Approved by Council Committee

The Seattle City Council Transportation & Utilities Committee voted today to approve the transfer of the unused Georgetown Flume site. In doing so, a vacant property takes a step toward a new life in service to the Georgetown and South Park communities. This decision allows Seattle City Light to transfer… [ Keep reading ]

Grass lawns are harmful to the environment—here’s what you can do instead

Joel Ferreiro is a Gardener on Seattle City Light’s Landscapes Team. The Lawn Problem Think of some popular crops grown in the United States. What comes to mind? Corn, wheat, and barley might be at the top of your list, as they are ones that help sustain human and animal… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Unveils new site in Burien for Public Electric Vehicle Charging

On Friday, Dec. 3, Seattle City Light and the City of Burien held an event to officially unveil our latest public electric vehicle (EV) fast charger in Burien. The charging station, located at the Burien City Hall/Library, includes the utility’s 17th public fast charger and is the second location in… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Denise Krownbell, Fish Biologist/Strategic Advisor

The Basics  Years of service: 21 Team: Environment, Land & Licensing Tell us about your role: I advise the Science Policy unit. Our team focuses on the utility’s environmental needs, including various aspects of salmon recovery, climate change and climate adaptation, and even a few things related to the first Skagit license. My job includes policy work for salmon recovery in both the Snohomish… [ Keep reading ]

Light Reading: November/December 2021

Storm Season Is Here! Are You Ready?  Wind and rain and snow, oh my! It’s that time of the year when the weather can go from bright and sunny to dark and stormy in a matter of minutes. Inclement weather like windstorms and heavy snow can result in power outages in our… [ Keep reading ]

Skagit Project Relicensing: An Open Letter to our Partners

Toward the end of last year, as the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project relicensing work was intensifying, I became aware that many of our partners in the process were experiencing Seattle City Light as hard to work with and non-responsive. That was especially true of the Tribes who hunt, fish, and… [ Keep reading ]