33 Studies to Provide Wealth of Environmental and Cultural Knowledge about Skagit Valley

Seattle City Light is spending over $20 million on studies about the Skagit Valley Watershed—home to the three dams that provide 20 percent of City Light’s renewable energy SEATTLE—More than 30 studies will help Seattle City Light and government agencies, Tribes and other regional partners understand the effects of the utility’s dams and opportunities to improve the watershed. Most of the studies will be included in… [ Keep reading ]

Despite pandemic, City Light meets 2020 pole replacement goals

Today marks the second anniversary of the East Marginal Way South incident, where 26 utility poles came down during a storm event with high winds and rain. As a result of this incident, Seattle City Light established the Accelerated Pole Replacement Program in 2019 to reduce the backlog of wood poles requiring replacement. City Light partnered with SDOT to establish… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Danielle Legge, Out of Class Senior Customer Service Representative

The BasicsYears of Service: FiveDivision: Transformation & Customer ExperienceRole: My current position is with the newly formed customer advocacy team as an out-of-class senior customer service representative. I enjoy working with the public to answer their questions and provide resources to find the best possible solutions. BackgroundHometown: Seattle, WashingtonAlma Mater:… [ Keep reading ]

Manage your utility services in one place

Moving and need to start or stop your utility service? Curious how much electricity or water you’re using? You can do all these things and more on the City of Seattle’s new and improved Utility Services Website. We’re continually improving the Utility Services Website to make your customer experience as positive… [ Keep reading ]

Electrifying Seattle’s Transportation Infrastructure

Last week the City of Seattle released its plan toward a clean and equitable transportation system in the comprehensive Transportation Electrification Blueprint. The Blueprint outlines how the City will reduce climate emissions and air pollution, increase electric mobility options, and create a pipeline of green jobs and workforce diversity. City… [ Keep reading ]

Modernizing History: Converting a Historic Icon in Downtown Seattle

This story was published originally in the February 2021 issue of Northwest Public Power Association Bulletin Magazine. Please note: positions and titles of contributors may have changed since the time of original publication. There are few constants in Seattle’s history. Perhaps the only real constant is how Seattle changes and… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Michael Ordona, Electrical Construction and Maintenance Supervisor

The BasicsYears of Service: 22+Division: Utility Operations & EngineeringRole: I supervise crews who maintain and install equipment in substations for system reliability. We also maintain commercial and industrial substations throughout the city, occasionally supporting our generation projects: Skagit, Boundary, Cedar Falls, and Tolt Powerhouses. BackgroundHometown: Born and raised in Seattle,… [ Keep reading ]

City Light Completes Streetlight Repairs on SW Holly St

Seattle City Light contracted crews completed a three-month project to repair and reconstruct the underground streetlight system on SW Holly Street. Crews replaced streetlight fixtures, poles and underground infrastructure with updated equipment.

Light Reading: Mar./Apr. 2021

PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR LOVED ONES WITH OUR LIFE SUPPORT EQUIPMENT PROGRAM City Light is committed to ensuring that all of our customers have reliable power. This is especially important to those who depend on life support equipment. If someone in your home is dependent on this equipment, we provide… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Lisa Espinosa, Energy Management Analyst

The BasicsYears of Service: TwoDivision: Customer Care & Energy SolutionsRole: I work closely with owners, developers, building operators, property managers, tenants, and a network of contractors and service providers to implement energy efficient services, conduct program outreach, and act as a point of contact for businesses and multifamily properties. BackgroundHometown:… [ Keep reading ]