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Together Toward a Sustainable Future: Highlights from the AEE West Conference

As we face the challenges of climate change, effective energy management becomes key. Last week, Seattle City Light and energy experts from across the west coast met at the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) West conference. The goal? To discuss strategies for a clean energy future. Seattle City Light and… [ 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 ]

A Buying Guide for Used EVs

If the cost of a brand-new car might not be in your budget right now, that doesn’t mean you’re completely out of the electrical vehicle game. In this installment of our EV series, we take a look at the pros and cons of buying a used EV and what to… [ Keep reading ]

Enthusiasm for EVs high at Electric Car Guest Drive

On September 23, as a kickoff to National Drive Electric Week, Seattle City Light sponsored an Electric Car Guest Drive at South Seattle College. During the event, attendees were able to test drive a variety of electric vehicles and learn about charging options at home, work, and in public. The… [ Keep reading ]

I’ve Bought an EV – Now What?

Purchasing a new vehicle takes into consideration a lot of personal factors. Lots of people are interested in purchasing an EV, but those same people have concerns around cost, range, and available charging locations that keep them on the fence. At this point in our series on electric vehicles, we’re… [ Keep reading ]

What Do I Need to Know About EV Charging?

There are lots of reasons to drive an electric vehicle (EV). They’re less expensive to operate and better for our health. They’re better for the environment, especially when they’re powered by renewable energy sources like Seattle City Light’s hydroelectric dams. Plus, they’re just fun to drive. Another reason to get an… [ Keep reading ]

What Do I Need to Know Before Shopping for an EV?

Electric vehicles (EVs) have rapidly improved in availability, charging speed, and cost. As more measures aimed at increasing the number of EVs on the road come into effect, EVs are now an attractive and competitive option for most new and used car buyers. However, many of us still have a… [ 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 ]

How Is Seattle City Light preparing for Future Electrification?

As Seattle City Light customers start to use electric vehicles and electric building technologies, City Light is upgrading our power grid to support growing electricity use and make our services more resilient, reliable, and affordable. Improving the power grid protects communities by minimizing disruptions and outages from severe weather, climate… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Celebrates Earth Day with Completion of Miller Community Center Microgrid Project

What better timing to celebrate the completion of the Miller Community Center Microgrid than Earth Day! Despite early showers, the sun arrived just in time for honored guests, Governor Jay Inslee and Mayor Bruce Harrell, to tour the project and deliver remarks. Our own Emeka Anyanwu hosted the tour with… [ Keep reading ]