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5 Things to Explore at the Skagit Hydroelectric Project

Summer is in full swing here in the Pacific Northwest with the fall season peeking over the horizon. Before we know it, school will be back in session, leaves will start to change colors and the days will begin to get shorter. Now is the time to plan that one… [ Keep reading ]

Boundary Hydroelectric Project Receives National Historic Recognition

For more than 50 years, the Boundary Hydroelectric Project has powered Seattle with its clean hydropower. At 340 feet tall, the concrete double-curvature arch of Boundary Dam cuts an imposing figure on the Pend Oreille River in northeastern Washington. In January, City Light submitted an application to the Washington Department of… [ Keep reading ]

The Impact of the Solar Eclipse on City Light’s Energy Production

On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, the Seattle area will experience its first solar eclipse since 1979. While the path of totality — where the moon’s shadow will completely block out the sun to viewers on Earth — runs through central Oregon, 92 percent of the sun will still be eclipsed… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Continues to Meet I-937 Requirements

Seattle City Light continues to meet the renewable energy and energy conservation requirements of the Energy Independence Act, passed by Washington state voters in 2006 as Initiative 937.

Soft Market for Surplus Energy Sales Triggers Electricity Surcharge

Low revenue from the surplus energy Seattle City Light sells to other utilities has triggered a 1.5 percent surcharge on electricity rates, starting in August.

Hydro excavators help save time and money

New hydro excavator technology has improved the ability of City Light crews to clear soil and debris in preparation for construction – resulting in increased efficiency, lower costs and fewer errors.

Unexpected Mountain Snows Are Great News for City Light Customers

Seattle City Light customers can expect to keep more green in their pockets thanks to February’s record-setting snowfall in the mountains and this month’s additional storms.  The increased snowfall means a greater snowpack for use in generating electricity at our hydroelectric dams. According to the most recent financial forecast, the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Seeks Lucky Peak Energy Exchange

Seattle City Light is accepting proposals from other utilities and power marketers to exchange the energy produced by the Lucky Peak hydroelectric irrigation project in Idaho for a fixed amount of energy to be delivered during the fall and winter.

Second Turbine Runner Headed for Boundary Dam

A second hydroelectric turbine runner is on its way to Seattle City Light’s Boundary Dam in Pend Oreille County as part of a generator overhaul project that will increase Boundary’s generating capacity by 30 megawatts and reduce the dam’s impact on fish in the Pend Oreille River.

Warm Winter Weather Elsewhere Can Affect Electricity Prices Here in Seattle

While the Pacific Northwest is experiencing cold temperatures and mountains are covered with snow, unusually warm conditions in other parts of the country are holding down prices on the surplus electricity Seattle City Light sells to other utilities.