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City Light Tradeswomen Shine at Annual Awards Ceremony

Congratulations are in order for Transmission Right-of-Way Crew Chief Margaret (Peggy) Owens and Lineworker Apprentice Erika Belsby who were recognized by Washington Women in Trades (WWIT) with top awards for their commitment and contributions to the skilled trades. Peggy was named Tradeswoman of the Year, and Erika is the recipient… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (Spot)Light: Margaret Owens

Margaret Owens has been performing line work with City Light for 24 years. Currently, she is one of two Transmission Right of Way Crew Chiefs. “My job ranges from vegetation management, lake debris removal, right of way restoration, road building, responding to emergency callouts and providing line worker support” Margaret… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Vinod Kumar

Line Crew Chief Vinod Kumar celebrated 20 years at City Light in August. “I started as a meter reader,” Vinod said. “From there, I worked in the warehouse and later became a material supplier. After a few years, I applied to the lineworker apprenticeship program and have been in this… [ Keep reading ]

Q&A with City Light’s Pre-Apprentice Lineworkers

In the spirit of celebrating Lineworker Appreciation Day, it’s important to recognize the different steps to becoming a lineworker. And there is no better group to share the start of that journey than City Light’s pre-apprentice lineworkers. The Seattle City Light Pre-Apprenticeship (PAL) Program designates 1,040 hours of training that… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: James Alexander

James Alexander discusses his journey at Seattle City Light from pre-apprentice lineworker to overhead crew chief.

A Day in the Life of a Lineworker

Recognized as one of the most dangerous professions in the United States, lineworkers are known for their strong physical endurance, mental toughness and undeniable spirit of camaraderie. Every day, more than 117,000 of these skilled professionals help deliver electrical power from generating stations into homes, businesses and other facilities. Being… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Ruben Diaz

Ruben Diaz came to Washington to find a sasquatch: Squatch from the Seattle Supersonics, specifically. The man who played Squatch was a family friend who moved to the Seattle area from Ruben’s home in the rural, open land of southern New Mexico. When Ruben was ready for a change, he… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Celebrates Public Power Week

Starting Oct. 2 to Oct. 8, Seattle City Light will be joining more than 2,000 public utilities as it celebrates Public Power Week, hosted by the American Public Power Association. Throughout the week, you will meet some of City Light’s hard-working staff, learn more about the utility’s history and find out more about what public power means to you.

City Light Lineworkers Urge Public to be Prepared for Storms

As part of Seattle City Light’s support for the Take Winter By Storm awareness campaign, three lineworkers helped create a video urging residents to prepare for storm season and the power outages that go with it. Watch the video at http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=4420