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Skagit Project Relicensing: Draft License Application Submitted

Seattle City Light has submitted a Draft License Application (DLA) to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). This is an important, and required, milestone in the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project relicensing process and a testament to City Light’s continued collaboration with Tribes, Canadian First Nations, federal and state agencies, and… [ Keep reading ]

How is Seattle City Light preparing for future electrification?

As Seattle City Light customers start to use electric vehicles and electric building technologies, City Light is upgrading our power grid to support growing electricity use and make our services more resilient, reliable, and affordable. Improving the power grid protects communities by minimizing disruptions and outages from severe weather, climate… [ Keep reading ]

People Behind the Power: Celebrating our employees for Public Power Week

It’s Public Power Week! Each year, the first full week in October marks a time to celebrate and acknowledge the many contributions made by public power utilities to provide safe, low-cost, and reliable power to our communities. To honor the occasion, we’re highlighting the people that make public power possible – our… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating National Hydropower Day 

Mike Haynes is the assistant general manager for Seattle City Light and serves as board chair for the National Hydropower Association. As we celebrate National Hydropower Day, Mike reflects on the impact of the vital resource that powers our service area and beyond.   Hydropower is the foundation of the Pacific… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light publishes new metering standard for consistency and safety 

Seattle City Light recently developed a new electric metering standard to clarify discrepancies and ensure consistent interpretation related to placement of equipment (e.g., cable boxes, downspouts, etc.) within the defined electric meter working space. SCL Construction Standard 1554.33, “Meter Mounting Configurations, Heights, Working Space, and Clearances, Exterior (Outdoor),” published on… [ Keep reading ]

Crew and Customer Safety: What You Need to Know

City Light crews are continuously working to improve the electrical system and the communities we serve. From maintaining our infrastructure to upgrading equipment and exploring new energy technology solutions, our crews work to deliver safe, clean, and reliable power to customers. Learn more about what our workers do and ways… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Celebrates Earth Day with Completion of Miller Community Center Microgrid Project

What better timing to celebrate the completion of the Miller Community Center Microgrid than Earth Day! Despite early showers, the sun arrived just in time for honored guests, Governor Jay Inslee and Mayor Bruce Harrell, to tour the project and deliver remarks. Our own Emeka Anyanwu hosted the tour with… [ Keep reading ]

How City Light and other utilities and agencies are addressing invasive species

From small lakes to large rivers and reservoirs, Washington state boasts some of the world’s most beautiful and pristine waterways. But below the surface, there can be a menagerie of invasive plants, fish and mussels (to name a few) that threaten our waterways and fragile ecosystems. Some aquatic invasive species,… [ 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 ]

Skagit River Hydro Project Relicensing Update

Seattle City Light continues working toward preparing to submit an application for the relicensing of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Even as we move forward through the relicensing process and start the field studies that will help us be good stewards of the natural and cultural resources of the Skagit… [ Keep reading ]