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Summer tips for staying comfortable without using a lot of electricity

Lars Henrikson is a Residential Efficiency Program Manager in Seattle City Light’s Customer Care and Energy Solutions business unit. Long-time Seattle residents will tell you that some summers never get above 80 degrees and when it does get hot, it’s only for a day or two. As we’ve seen this summer with the record-setting heat… [ Keep reading ]

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 Light breaks ground on new solar microgrid at Miller Community Center

Seattle City Light began construction this week on a new solar microgrid at Miller Community Center, located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. The microgrid, a demonstration project, will provide backup power storage for the community center during emergency events, such as a windstorm or unplanned power outage.

City of Seattle can Help Pay Your Electric and Utility Bills

Traducción Española | dịch tiếng Việt | 中文翻譯 | 한국어 번역 Tarjumaadda Af-Soomaaliga | የአማርኛ ትርጉም COVID-19 has affected Seattle residents in many ways. Many people, including older adults and families, are facing tough times due to job loss. The City of Seattle can help people who are struggling to… [ Keep reading ]

City Light is ready for winter weather. Are you?

Seattle City Light monitors weather conditions to prepare for potential power outages when high winds, heavy rain, or snow and ice are in the forecast. We are prepared with the necessary equipment, supplies, chains for trucks, etc., to respond to any outage. Should there be widespread outages, we have crews… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light recognized as No. 1 West Midsize Utility in J.D. Power 2020 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study

Seattle City Light received the highest customer satisfaction index score of any midsize electrical utility in the western United States, according to the J.D. Power 2020 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study. The overall satisfaction index examines six factors: power quality and reliability; corporate citizenship; price; billing and payment; communications;… [ Keep reading ]

How City Light Can Assist with Your Bill During the COVID-19 Outbreak

The lasting impacts of COVID-19 are becoming more apparent every day. As our region grapples with this changing environment, we are seeing the financial toll of the virus taking shape, leaving some of our customers in challenging financial straits. We want you to know that City Light and Seattle Public… [ Keep reading ]

Uncovering History: The Life of a Seattle City Light Archaeologist

Seattle City Light’s more than 1,800 employees hold a bevy of positions from engineer, to lineworker, to fish biologist to fudge master (although that last one is more of a moniker). Here’s another enviable position to add to the list: archaeologist. Since assuming her role in 2016, Senior Archaeologist Andrea… [ Keep reading ]

Winter is Here, it’s Time to Weatherize!

Did you know that weatherizing your home can keep you warm in the winter, cool in the summer and reduce your energy bill? Now is a great time to take advantage of theCity of Seattle’s HomeWise Weatherization program! City of Seattle’s HomeWise improves your home and provides a healthier indoor… [ Keep reading ]

Y2K 20 Years Later: An oral history of the final moments of the 20th century at Seattle City Light

It’s hard to believe that this time 20 years ago, the world was preparing for the new millennium. From the infamous “Y2K Bug” to stocking up on canned goods, the months leading up to Y2K was a time of bracing for the unknown. For Seattle City Light, preparing for Y2K… [ Keep reading ]