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 ]

Does your yard need a spring cleaning? We have tips to keep you safe.

It’s hard to believe that spring is here again! Our Vegetation Management team has a few tips to keep you safe before you put your green thumb to good use in your yard. When working with trees, shrubs, hedges and vines, be sure to look up, look around and be… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Todd Andrews, Power Marketer

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? It will be six years in May. Division: Power Marketing Tell us about your role: Most fundamentally, we are responsible for delivering the energy produced by our power generation facilities. Whether we send it to California, Canada, the Southwest desert, or to serve… [ Keep reading ]

Light Reading: March/April 2022

Does your yard need a spring cleaning? We have tips to keep you safe. It’s hard to believe that spring is here again! Our Vegetation Management team has a few tips to keep you safe before you put your green thumb to good use in your yard. When working with… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Courtney Fuller, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Just over four years Division: Talent Acquisition & Workforce Development Tell us about your role: I hire for the skilled trade positions such as lineworkers, electrician constructors, cable splicers, meter electricians, material suppliers, utility construction workers, apprentices and so much… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: John Owen, Engineering Supervisor

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? My first day at City Light was Feb. 1, 1995.  I’m retiring March 1, so that will make a total of 27 years and one month. Division: Electrification and Strategic Technology Tell us about your role: I supervise the Strategic Technology Transfer team. We’re on the front… [ 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 ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Mendy Droke, State Government Relations

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Since 2018 Division: Government and Legislative Affairs Tell us about your role: I’m the state lobbyist for Seattle City Light. During the annual legislative session, I’m in Olympia (in non-COVID times), where I meet with legislators, testify on legislation, and work with other utilities to move our legislative priorities forward. We had some big wins… [ Keep reading ]

Bees, trees, and fields of green: How City Light practices environmental stewardship in landscaping

Seattle City Light’s Landscapes Team, part of the Vegetation Management group, is responsible for maintaining the landscaping on more than 55 City Light properties. This small-but-mighty team of six puts City Light’s value of Environmental Stewardship into practice every day as they work to make City Light spaces not only… [ Keep reading ]