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Seattle City (spot)Light: Bear Holter, Hydroelectric Maintenance Machinist Crew Chief

The Basics Years of service: I have been with City Light just short of 31 years. My first eight years were spent at the Skagit Hydroelectric Project. The last 23 years have been at the Boundary Hydroelectric Project. Division: Generation Operations Role: I started with City Light at Gorge… [ Keep reading ]

Q&A with Melanie Peck, Director of People & Culture

As a HR and workforce development professional, we asked City Light’s Director of People & Culture, Melanie Peck, to share her expertise on working in public power, employee appreciation and the future of energy workforce. Here are her amazing insights just in time for Employee Appreciation Day on Friday, March… [ Keep reading ]

Enormous electrical transformer maneuvered into place following cross-continent journey

After making a long cross-continent journey, a 110-ton power grid transformer arrived at the East Pine Substation in the wee hours of Sunday, Feb. 12. Similar in weight to a Boeing 757 airplane, Seattle City Light’s newest transformer has an expected lifespan of 40 to 50 years. It replaces a… Filed Under: Powerlines

Seattle City (spot)Light: Michael Brimble, Sr. Management Systems Analyst

The Basics How long have you been at City Light?  Just over one year Division: Utility Operations, Data Systems and Solutions Tell us about your role. What does your job entail? My primary role as a Work Asset Management System (WAMS) system administrator is user set-up, training, and support. This includes troubleshooting WAMS… [ Keep reading ]

Heat Pump Basics

Chances are you’ve heard heat pumps mentioned quite a bit lately but it’s more than just a buzz word. These energy efficient, electric wonders are gaining in popularity in the United States due to new incentives via the Inflation Reduction Act and growing concern over the climate crisis. So what… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Lori Patrick, Internal Communications Manager

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? I’ve been at City Light for two years. I’ve worked at the City of Seattle in communications roles for 17 years.  Division: Communications Tell us about your role. What does your job entail?  Workplaces have changed a lot in the last few… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities Awarded $18 Million to Customers in Need

Seattle, WA—Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities announced today that they awarded more than $18 million dollars to customers in 2022. These funds were distributed to eligible residential customers enrolled in the utilities’ bill assistance programs and/or payment plans and applied directly to customers’ billing accounts. The Washington State… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Jason Timothy, Crew Chief Assigned Coordinator

The Basics How long have you been at City Light?  6 and a half years Division: Transmission & Distribution Field Operations Tell us about your role. What does your job entail? I am a crew chief assigned coordinator for the North Service Center line department. I help coordinate all overhead line jobs, so… [ Keep reading ]

Free Weatherization Program

The Seattle Office of Housing and Seattle City Light help income-eligible homeowners with affordable and equitable access to heat while reducing their energy bills with a free weatherization program offered by the Seattle Office of Housing. Since 1980, the Seattle Office of Housing, in conjunction with Seattle City Light, has… [ Keep reading ]

How the Inflation Reduction Act will help you

The landmark Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is all anyone can seem to talk about since President Biden first signed it into law on August 16, 2022. What is it? Who will benefit? But the average homeowner is probably asking themselves “How will it help me?” With just over $370 billion… [ Keep reading ]