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Seattle City (spot)Light: Colton Phelan, Civil Crew Chief

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Almost 10 years. I started in March 2014. Division: Transmission & Distribution Tell us about your role: My crew maintains and installs all of Seattle City Light’s underground infrastructure. Background Hometown: Maple Valley, Wash. Alma mater: Tahoma High School and Central Washington University… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating the City Light Engineers Shaping the Future

It’s National Engineers Week! This year’s theme — Welcome to the Future — celebrates today’s achievements and paves the way for a brighter future in engineering. Whether developing smartphones or renewable energy solutions, engineers lead us forward. Their creativity, expertise, and dedication help address challenges, drive advancements, and positive influence… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Rob Mercer, Hydroelectric Maintenance Machinist

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Since June 2017 Division: Generation Tell us about your role: My main role as a hydro machinist at the Skagit Hydroelectric Project is to maintain, repair, and rebuild hydroelectric generators. There is a lot more to it than just generators though…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Claire Lloyd, Interim Utility Technology Director

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Almost 10 years. I started in April 2014. Division: Utility Technology (My position reports to the General Manager.) Tell us about your role: I started my new role on Jan. 17. For most of my time at Seattle City Light I… [ Keep reading ]

Our Most Popular Photos of the Week for 2023

Each week, we share a Photo of the Week on our social media channels that is taken by a different City Light employee. We’re so grateful for the contributions and new perspectives our employees share. These gorgeous photos are usually of beautiful Washington landscapes, our hydroelectric projects, and more. With… [ Keep reading ]

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance honors Craig Smith with lifetime achievement award

This month, the board of directors of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) honored winners of the 2023 Leadership in Energy Efficiency Awards in Portland, Oregon. Seattle City Light is thrilled to see Chief Customer Officer Craig Smith receive the Tom Eckman Leadership in Energy Efficiency Award for Lifetime Achievement…. [ Keep reading ]

Business customers recognize Seattle City Light as No. 1 in the West among Midsize Utilities in J.D. Power 2023 U.S. Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study

For the second year in a row, Seattle City Light has received the highest customer satisfaction index score of any midsize electrical utility (50,000-89,999 business customers) in the western United States, according to the J.D. Power 2023 U.S. Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction StudyTM. Overall satisfaction is examined across six… [ Keep reading ]

Public Power Succeeds When We Work Together

Seattle City Light, along with more than 2,000 other community-owned electric utilities nationwide, is celebrating Public Power Week. Each year, the first full week in October is set aside to recognize the many contributions made by public power utilities to provide affordable, reliable, and safe power year-round to the communities… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Workers Gather for Memorial Day Events

The sun shone brightly across the North Service Center and South Service Center on May 25 as dozens of City workers gathered to raise the American flag and pay their respects to servicemembers who died serving in the United States Armed Forces. The events, which took place at the service… [ Keep reading ]

Good Energy: Len Kannapell, volunteer on the move

For Energy Management Analyst Len Kannapell, giving back isn’t the kind thing to do – it’s the right thing to do. From organizing neighborhood food drives to mountain climbing fundraisers, Len has donated his time and energy to different causes for 20-plus years. And there’s no stopping him.  “A month-long climbing… [ Keep reading ]