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Enthusiasm for EVs high at Electric Car Guest Drive

On September 23, as a kickoff to National Drive Electric Week, Seattle City Light sponsored an Electric Car Guest Drive at South Seattle College. During the event, attendees were able to test drive a variety of electric vehicles and learn about charging options at home, work, and in public. The… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces 2024 Budget Proposal

Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell is releasing the 2023-2024 Proposed Mid-Biennial Budget Adjustments. This budget reflects Mayor Harrell’s continued commitment to and investment in bold actions that address the urgent needs of our communities and advance our One Seattle priorities. Mayor Harrell’s proposal continues work initiated in the 2023 Adopted Budget… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Tamina Gann, Electric Service Representative Training Supervisor

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Since 2012. Division: Customer Engineering Tell us about your role: I onboard and train electric service representatives (ESRs), who are often the first point of contact for customers with inquiries, concerns, or requests related to electrical services. I provide our ESRs… [ Keep reading ]

I’ve Bought an EV – Now What?

Purchasing a new vehicle takes into consideration a lot of personal factors. Lots of people are interested in purchasing an EV, but those same people have concerns around cost, range, and available charging locations that keep them on the fence. At this point in our series on electric vehicles, we’re… [ Keep reading ]

Plant a Tree for a More Comfortable, Energy Efficient Home

Trees have long lives, and choosing a new tree is a big decision. So, make sure to plant a tree when it has the best chance to grow and stay healthy. Fall is a great time to plant a new tree in the Pacific Northwest. With the rains and cooling… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Kyle Knox, Electrician Constructor

The Basics Division: Transmission & Distribution Operations How long have you been at City Light? I started as an electrician constructor apprentice in August 2017. Tell us about your role: As an electrician constructor, my job primarily entails maintaining and upgrading the electrical grid equipment within the substations. I primarily work… [ Keep reading ]

Rainier Valley Senior Home Celebrates Completion of Solar Project

On September 13 in the Rainier Valley neighborhood of Seattle, Brighton Senior Housing hosted an event to celebrate the completion of a 100-kilowatt solar project to produce energy on top of the building. At the event, Curtis Brown, the Executive Director for SouthEast Seattle Senior Foundation, spoke about the value of bringing… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Jeffrey Ball, Electrician Constructor Journeyworker

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Seven years Division: Transmission & Distribution Operations Tell us about your role: I replace, repair and troubleshoot power equipment, such as circuit breakers, transformers and capacitor banks at Seattle City Light’s substations and related facilities. Background Hometown: Bremerton, Wash. Alma mater: The Evergreen… [ Keep reading ]

What Do I Need to Know About EV Charging?

There are lots of reasons to drive an electric vehicle (EV). They’re less expensive to operate and better for our health. They’re better for the environment, especially when they’re powered by renewable energy sources like Seattle City Light’s hydroelectric dams. Plus, they’re just fun to drive. Another reason to get an… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Peter Mendez, Electrician Constructor

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? I’ve been with the City of Seattle for 15 years and with City Light for 11 years. Division: Network, Stations, Metering and Shops Tell us about your role. My job as an electrician constructor is to maintain, repair, replace and/or construct… [ Keep reading ]