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A New Path of Conservation Mowing on the Chief Sealth Trail

By Heidi Asplund, Seattle City Light Arboriculturist In 2019, Seattle City Light embarked on a new Conservation Mowing Pilot Program in one of its transmission corridors—areas where high voltage transmission power lines and towers run to connect substations to residences. The Chief Sealth Trail, a 4.5-mile trail popular with pedestrians… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Continues to Meet I-937 Requirements

The Energy Independence Act, known as Initiative 937, was approved by Washington State voters in 2006. It requires state electric utilities serving 25,000 or more customers to obtain at least 15 percent of their electricity from new renewable resources by 2020 and undertake all cost-effective energy conservation. For energy conservation,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Thor Peterson

“Relative newbie” Thor Peterson started working with City Light in October 2019 in a 11-month TES contract. Before coming to City Light, Thor worked for Seattle Public Utilities and the former Department of Planning Development in conservation and green building roles from 1998-2007, “I’ve got a bit of history with… [ Keep reading ]

Elementary Students Experience Nature Through City Light’s “Homeward Bound” Field Trip

City Light employees from various divisions completed its fifteenth year of the “Homeward Bound” field trip on Oct. 15. This program gives fifth-graders from Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in south Seattle an opportunity to learn how to read maps and use compasses, witness the return of salmon to… [ Keep reading ]

American Pikas: The Cute but Fierce Dwellers of the North Cascades

The American Pikas are arguably one of the cutest (if not the cutest) mammals in Washington. These cuddly looking creatures are closely related to rabbits and can be found in the mountains of western North America living in the boulder fields and talus near the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Despite… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Announces Recipients of 2019 Wildlife Research Program Grants

Last week, City Light announced the recipients of four new Wildlife Research Program research grants aimed at gaining a better understanding of wildlife and ecosystems in the North Cascades.

5 Ways City Light Goes Green

With more than 40 years of conservation programs, a long history of producing clean hydropower and a zero-carbon footprint, City Light strives to be the Nation’s Greenest Utility.  In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here are five ways our utility and customers go green! 1. Weatherizing Homes to Save Energy For low-income… [ Keep reading ]

City Light’s Wildlife Research Program Recognized for Research on the American Pika

City Light’s Skagit River Hydroelectric Project Wildlife Research Program is producing new information on a species in the North Cascades: the American Pika. The American Pika (pictured above), a diurnal species closely related to rabbits, is found in the mountains of western North America and lives in the boulder fields… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Funds Glacier Recession Research

Seattle City Light recently funded a study which researched and forecasted the recession patterns of glaciers in our region. The research article, titled “Glacier Recession and the Response of Summer Streamflow in the Pacific Northwest United States, 1960-2099,” explores the recent recession patterns of these glaciers whose melt and water… [ Keep reading ]

Save Energy With These Recipes From Cookin’ With Kilowatts!

No matter what your traditional Thanksgiving menu includes, odds are your oven and stove does the heavy lifting. Not only do they take time to use, but they also cost more per kilowatt-hour compared to other alternative cooking methods. This summer, we challenged all home cooks, foodies or anyone who… [ Keep reading ]