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Light Reading Newsletter

Light Reading is a bi-monthly publication mailed to customers alongside their electrical bills. Each issue of light reading contains a featured story, news items from the utility, as well as notifications regarding safety and work within our service area. Light Reading publications are found on the Publications page in the… [ Keep reading ]

Spotlight on City of Seattle’s 1% for the Arts 50th Anniversary

June marks the 50th anniversary for the City of Seattle’s 1% for the Arts program. In recognition of the 50th anniversary, Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture is holding a reception on June 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. at ARTS at King Street Station. We hope you can attend,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Van Pieper, Electrician Constructor

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Five-and-a-half years  Division: Transmission & Distribution Operations – North Substation  Tell us about your role. What does your job entail? I’m an electrician constructor journey worker primarily at the North, University, and Viewland-Hoffman Substations. My job revolves around installation, repair,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Workers Gather for Memorial Day Events

The sun shone brightly across the North Service Center and South Service Center on May 25 as dozens of City workers gathered to raise the American flag and pay their respects to servicemembers who died serving in the United States Armed Forces. The events, which took place at the service… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Jon Gray, Project Manager Supervisor

The Basics How long have you been at City Light?  It will be eight years this July. I was hired as a senior project manager working on the Alaskan Way Viaduct Program in 2015. Division: I am a part of the newly formed Project Delivery division. Tell us about your role. What… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Lauren Salter, Senior Electrical Service Representative

The Basics How long have you been at City Light?  Two years  Division: Customer Engineering  Tell us about your role. What does your job entail?  As a senior electrical service representative, I’m essentially a liaison between the City and our customers as they work to meet our standards and requirements for equipment… [ Keep reading ]

Getting to know Kate Clark, Artist in Residence

We first introduced Kate Clark a when she became Seattle City Light’s Artist-in-Residence in 2021. Prior to this, Kate spent 10 years working on collaborative and community-based projects. While that work was on a more granular level, project by project, now Kate Clark has been charged with envisioning a master plan… [ Keep reading ]

Keep cool, save energy and stay safe

Seattle weather seems to have skipped right over spring and decided to go into some unseasonably high temperatures over the next five days. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory through Monday night with temperatures reaching the mid ’80s and potentially 90 degrees in some areas. While the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Jeff Winmill, Legal Affairs Advisor

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Around nine months Division: Regulatory Affairs Tell us about your role. What does your job entail? I primarily work on law and policy issues impacting City Light. This entails participating in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proceedings, interpreting FERC orders,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Signs Past and Present

The last remaining City Light sign is a Seattle landmark of sorts. Perched atop the South Service Center on 4th Avenue South and South Spokane Street in the Industrial District, its red letters are a beacon in the city’s sky. But, did you know that there were in fact many more City Light signs that… [ Keep reading ]