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Skagit Tours and Recreation 2023

For almost 100 years, Seattle City Light has provided public tours of the dams, powerhouses, reservoirs, and town that comprise the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project, and that tradition continues this year. City Light, in partnership with the North Cascades Institute, a nationally recognized leader in environmental education, offers fun, interactive… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Phylip Miller, Warehouser

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Seven months Division: Transmission & Distribution Field Operations – North Service Center Tell us about your role. What does your job entail?  Basic warehouse duties such as pulling orders, stocking shelves, and operating a forklift. My focus is on customer… [ Keep reading ]

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

The Basics Years of service: Three years with City Light and four years with the City Attorney’s Office Division: Legal Affairs Role: I lead our team of dedicated professionals in Legal Affairs. We collectively provide legal services to City Light covering a variety of areas. In addition, we administer the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Announces Curbside EV Charging Sites for Pilot Program

The much anticipated announcement of the 31 selected locations for Seattle City Light’s Curbside Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging pilot is finally here! After receiving more than 1,800 requests from eager Seattle area community members and EV enthusiasts last summer, we had our work cut out for us. Luckily, we… [ Keep reading ]

Save Energy and Money With These Spring-Cleaning Tips

The equinox is here, so it’s officially time for spring cleaning. While you could stay focused on the traditional chores (clearing gutters, changing out wardrobes, dusting…everything), consider this a chance to conserve energy, save money, and stay comfortable. You don’t have to take on big projects either; you can do… [ Keep reading ]

Renewable Energy – The Key to Powering the Future

With increasing concern over climate change and energy consumption expected to grow by nearly 50% by 2050, much emphasis is being placed on renewable energy over fossil fuels. Innovation is driving down renewable technology costs while prices for fossil fuels are going up as they become more scarce. With the… [ Keep reading ]

Announcing a New Program to Help Seattle Small Businesses Transition Their Fleets to EVs 

More small businesses are purchasing electric vehicles (EVs) to offset business costs and reduce harmful emissions. If you’re in the market for an EV, you might have some unanswered questions, like “How do I get EV chargers installed?” and “Are EVs worth it?” Seattle City Light’s new Fleet Electrification Program is… [ Keep reading ]

Stay Safe When Spring Planting

Spring is here, and we’re eager to get out in our yards to garden. But before you plant that cute little vine, shrub, or tree, remember to avoid planting it too close to utility poles or near overhead power lines. Look up and look around before planting, and be sure… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Kelly Maloney, Senior Environmental Analyst

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? One year Division: Environmental Management and Compliance Tell us about your role. What does your job entail?  My role is to help ensure environmental permitting and compliance are completed for all transmission and distribution and streetlight projects. I am also a member of… [ Keep reading ]

Updated Study Report Filed, Another Milestone Reached in the Skagit Relicensing Process

Two extraordinary summers and a total of 18 months of intense research on the Skagit River are complete with the results of 33 studies submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The filing of the Updated Study Report signals that another milestone has been reached in the Skagit Hydroelectric… [ Keep reading ]