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Seattle City (spot)Light: Lori Fowler

Lori Fowler has served as the Senior Gardener at the utility’s Skagit Hydroelectric Project for the past seven months. “I’m tasked with developing and maintaining our landscapes in a sustainable manner,” Lori explained. “We also ensure that our work reflects our current values while giving a nod to the historical… [ Keep reading ]

Safeguarding Skagit: Inside the Newhalem-Diablo Fire Brigade

During an emergency—whether someone has a bump or bruise during a dam tour or is involved in a serious traffic accident on the North Cascades Highway—a team of City Light employees takes action, changing from their daily roles at the utility to act as members of the Newhalem-Diablo Fire Brigade.

City Light Completes Repairs on Newhalem Penstock

A Seattle City Light contractor recently completed a year long project at the Skagit Hydroelectric Project to replace 52 deteriorating, wooden saddles that support the Newhalem Penstock. The old wooden saddles were replaced with new, cast-in-place concrete saddles that will provide structural support so that the penstock will not collapse.

Last Chance for a Skagit Powerhouse Insiders Tour

The Powerhouse Insiders tour, found at the Skagit Hydroelectric Project in the North Cascades, never fails to delight visitors.

Seattle City (spot)Light: Al Ferrara

Al Ferrara has served City Light the past three years as the Maintenance Manager at the utility’s Skagit Project. Hailing from Rochester in upstate New York, Al’s been an electrician most of his career. Ask him what he misses most about his hometown and he’ll quickly mention the food and… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Barb Haight and Kelly Regan

If you’ve visited the Skagit General Store in the last decade, you’ve most likely met one of two unofficial ambassadors for City Light behind the counter.

City Light to Replace Newhalem Penstock Saddles

Seattle City Light will be replacing 52 deteriorating, wooden saddles that support the Newhalem Penstock with new, cast-in-place concrete saddles. These new saddles will provide structural stability and protect the integrity of the penstock.

Seattle City Light Evacuates Diablo as Goodell Creek Fire Approaches

Seattle City Light started evacuating employees Wednesday from the town of Diablo and helped evacuate visitors at the North Cascades Institute’s Environmental Learning Center on Diablo Lake and at the Ross Lake Resort as the Goodell Creek Fire approached facilities at the utility’s Skagit Hydroelectric Project.

Newhalem, Diable Wastewater Treatment Plants Awarded for Perfect Performance in 2013

Seattle City Light’s wastewater treatment plants in Newhalem and Diablo earned perfect scores and Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Plant Awards from the Washington Department of Ecology for 2013.

City Light Recognized by State Historic Preservation Officer Awards

The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) recently announced that Seattle City Light is one of the 11 recipients for the State Historic Preservation Officer’s Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation.