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Preparing for Stormy Days Ahead

The days of rainy, cold, and windy weather have officially arrived here in Seattle and with them comes the increased risk of power outages in our area. Seattle City Light has some tips and resources to help you prepare for the inclement weather ahead so that you stay comfortable, informed,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Gary Adler, Gardener

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? A little over three years Division: I’m under the Vegetation Management team within the Transmission and Distribution Field Operations Division. Tell us about your role. What does your job entail?  I am one of a small group of gardeners, working primarily out… [ Keep reading ]

Georgetown Steam Plant Open House Celebration

Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 10am-2pm Join Seattle City Light and the Georgetown Steam Plant Community Development Authority as they celebrate the preservation of the Georgetown Steam Plant, its history, and volunteers with an open house celebration on Saturday, November 12, 2022. Doors open at 10am with guided tours scheduled… [ Keep reading ]

Good Energy: Cintia Luna-Villasana, Habitat for Humanity

For Operations Analyst Cintia Luna-Villasana volunteering is more than a checkmark off a feel-good list; it’s about helping those in need overcome the struggles she experienced first-hand. “My parents worked in the fields, which didn’t provide much money,” Cintia shared. “It wasn’t a shock that my family was poor and… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Tricia Barrett, Personnel Specialist

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? One year Division: Safety, Health and Wellness (SHaW) Tell us about your role. What does your job entail?  I’m a personnel specialist/assistant for Safety, Health and Wellness Director Charlotte Dorrity. Perhaps the most important aspect of my job is to take the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Tori Sommerman, People & Culture Strategic Initiatives Advisor

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Since January 2022 Division: Office of the Chief People & Culture Officer Tell us about your role. What does your job entail? I recently transitioned to the People & Culture Strategic Initiatives Advisor role. It’s my job to create organizational alignment within… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s pathway to public power

Each year, the first week in October is set aside to recognize the many contributions made by the public power utilities that provide reliable electricity on a not-for-profit basis to 49 million Americans every day. As Public Power Week (Oct. 2 – 8) comes to a close, we look back on Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Energy Efficient Tips to Carry You into Fall

It’s Energy Efficiency Day – what better time to shine a spotlight on energy saving tips to help you keep your home operating smoothly and efficiently as we head into the cooler months. Make the switch to LED Turning off lights that aren’t in use is an easy and cost-effective… [ 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 ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Ed Hill, Field Operations Supervisor

The Basics   How long have you been at City Light? 28 years Division: Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Field Operations Tell us about your role. What does your job entail? I am a field operations supervisor. I direct the day-to-day operations of the streetlight, line service, and pole yard at the South Service Center. … [ Keep reading ]