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Seattle City (spot)Light: Paul Dockery, Senior Manager of Energy Resource Strategy & Planning

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Since December 2022 Division: Power Management Tell us about your role: I support and lead teams that plan, procure, and manage long-term energy contracts to ensure Seattle City Light has a reliable and balanced supply of power that can be delivered… [ Keep reading ]

Announcing the 2024 Wildlife Research Program Grant Recipients

In early April, Seattle City Light and its Skagit River Hydroelectric Project Wildlife Research Advisory Committee announced the recipients of the 2024 Wildlife Research Grants. These grants are funded by the Wildlife Research Program (WRP), which has funded more than 75 projects since 1999. City Light offers wildlife-research funding to… [ Keep reading ]

Transportation Electrification Blueprint Brought Electric Regional Busing, EV Charging Stations, Greener Streets, and more to Seattle in 2023

Transportation is Seattle’s leading cause of climate pollution. It accounts for nearly two thirds of the City’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Unsustainable transportation pollutes air and water ways and disproportionately affects Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) populations. In 2021, the City of Seattle released the ambitious Transportation Electrification… [ Keep reading ]

It’s Official! Relicensing the South Fork Tolt Hydroelectric Project Is Underway   

The City of Seattle filed documents on April 8 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to formally begin relicensing the South Fork Tolt Hydroelectric Project. These documents are called the Notice of Intent (NOI) and Pre-Application Document (PAD). Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) are collaborating on… [ Keep reading ]

Give Bees a Chance: Creating your own pollinators garden

Bees, wasps, butterflies, moths, bats, birds, and beetles: pollinators are critical to our ecosystem. They help ensure that plants and crops can grow and thrive, but they need our help. Pollinators are in decline. This is a serious concern for our planet’s future as pollution, pesticides, climate change, and urbanization… [ Keep reading ]

What Uses the Most Electricity in Your Home?

We’ve shared low-cost, no-cost, and advanced ways to save money on your electricity bill. Today, let’s look at what uses the most electricity in your home. This will give you the information you need to decide how to make impactful changes to your home’s energy use. Please note that the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Ruslan Radzhapov, Right-of-Way Maintenance Worker

The Basics Division: Vegetation Management   How long have you been at City Light? Two years Tell us about your role: I maintain the vegetation, repair routes, and gates under the transmission lines, making sure there is clear access to the towers. I also patrol transmission lines for safety hazards… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Lisa Mar, Accounting Technician

The Basics Division: Account Control How long have you been at City Light? I celebrated my one-year anniversary in February. Tell us about your role: As an accounting technician, my main priority is serving people. My duties include researching accounts, verifying payments, issuing refunds and transfers, reviewing voucher approvals, preparing stop… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating Our Renewable Energy Future

It’s National Renewable Energy Day on Thursday, March 21, 2024, and City Light has many reasons to be thankful and celebrate. U.S. Renewable Energy Make Up It may come as a surprise that only around 20% of the United States electricity is sourced from renewable energy resources. The bulk… [ Keep reading ]

City Light and King County Metro Break Ground on New Electric Bus Base

On March 6, 2024, King County Metro hosted a groundbreaking event on their first 100% electric bus base. This new base will support 120 all-electric buses scheduled to begin service in 2026. This event represents another step in the collaborative efforts of City Light and King County Metro to electrify… [ Keep reading ]