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New Green Up Program Options

Green Up is a voluntary renewable energy program that allows you to support Pacific Northwest wind, solar and other renewable energy projects generating carbon-free energy. When you participate in Green Up, we purchase regional renewable energy credits (RECs) on your behalf and fund local rooftop solar projects hosted by nonprofits and public organizations like affordable housing, schools, and parks.

Mayor Durkan celebrates passage of Transportation Electrification Plan to guide Seattle City Light’s investments in an electrified transportation system

Seattle City Light’s Transportation Electrification Strategic Investment Plan will guide equitable investments to electrify all forms of transportation Mayor Jenny Durkan today applauded City Council’s passage of Seattle City Light’s Transportation Electrification Strategic Investment Plan, an important step in committing resources and making investments to modernize our electric grid and… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

City Light Maintenance Facility Wins Clean Air Award for Second Year Running

For the second year in a row, City Light’s Newhalem maintenance facility has been selected by the Northwest Clean Air Agency (NWCAA) to receive a Partners for Clean Air Gold Award. This award recognizes that the Newhalem maintenance facility has demonstrated three consecutive years of perfect compliance with air quality… [ Keep reading ]

Visualizing Streamflow as Climate Changes

As we continue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, we are highlighting City Light’s projects and initiatives that study and address the effects of climate change in our region. This is a guest post authored by Climate Change Research and Adaptation Advisor Ronda Strauch. As the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Announces Recipients of 2020 Wildlife Research Program Grants

Since 1999, Seattle City Light’s Wildlife Research Grant Program (WRP) has funded 58 projects and distributed over $2.1 million in research grants to non-profit conservation organizations, universities and resource management agencies to study the wildlife and ecosystems of the North Cascades ecoregion. The City Light WRP, a mitigation requirement of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project Federal Energy Regulatory… [ Keep reading ]

City Light’s Climate Action

This is a guest post authored by Climate Change Research and Adaptation Advisor Ronda Strauch In a time where “new normal” has become a common phrase and experience, we have demonstrated our capacity to adapt and revealed our resilience. We have both implemented and made new plans to adjust to… [ Keep reading ]

Climate Connections

The rise of ‘Climate Change Crisis’ This is a guest post authored by Climate Change Research and Adaptation Advisor Ronda Strauch as part of a quarterly series called Climate Connections. The Oxford Dictionary announced on November 20, 2019, that “climate emergency” is the 2019 term of the year. “Climate Emergency:… [ Keep reading ]

Let it Snow: How City Light Snowpack Study Guides its Hydroelectric Production

The expansive Cascade Range serves as a backdrop throughout the Western U.S. With its iconic peaks piercing the sky; it’s no wonder that travelers from across the world visit the range each year. But the Cascade Range, specifically the North Cascades and the Canadian Cascades, is also vital to the… [ Keep reading ]