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Five Reason to Visit Skagit Tours

North Cascades Highway has opened for the season—summer is on the horizon! The North Cascades Highway is packed with adventures including lowland fishing, more than 300 glaciers, and the one and only Skagit Tours, featuring the Skagit Hydroelectric Project owned by Seattle City Light. Just a couple hours from Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Erin Lowery

Erin Lowery will celebrate five years at City Light this June. Erin is a fisheries biologist who works in the utility’s Environment, Land, and Licensing Business Unit. “We have various settlement agreements through our Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license (FERC),” Erin explained. “These agreements are designed to reduce our effects… [ Keep reading ]

Raising the levels: Seattle City Light’s work to keep the Skagit River communities safe

The Skagit Hydroelectric Project is responsible for more than 30% of the clean electricity produced by Seattle City Light. Situated near the North Cascades National Park Complex, the Skagit Project uses three dams: Gorge, Ross and Diablo and three reservoirs (or lakes) of the same name to maintain the water… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Chad Hawkings

Chad Hawkings has worked at City Light for six years. Based in Newhalem, Chad is part of the administrative team for the utility’s Skagit Hydroelectric Project. He works in different areas of the site—from facilities to hospitality. A Skagit County local, Chad graduated from Concrete High School and lives in… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Tim Epps

Tim Epps has worked at City Light’s Skagit Project for nearly 29 years. He began his career as a warehouser in the Machine Shop, but five years ago he stepped into his current role as Sr. Material Controller. “I’m responsible for all of the purchasing at the Skagit project, including… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Debbie Martin

Debbie Martin just celebrated her 30-year anniversary with City Light. “Originally, I was brought on as a temp to help with Skagit Tours, but that evolved into a full-time position here at the Skagit,” Debbie said. “Now, I manage the bunkhouse and take care of the hospitality for our crews… [ Keep reading ]

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: Vonie Polomis

Vonie Polomis has worked for the City of Seattle for more than 33 years. Born in Washington, she’s lived in different parts of the state like Chelan, Yakima and Spokane. Now, Vonie enjoys the scenic beauty of the North Cascades as an Administrative Specialist III at City Light’s Skagit project… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Kathy Hunter

Kathy Hunter’s City Light career began in June of 1990 when she joined the utility as a cook camp service aid for Skagit Tours. In her time at the utility, she’s taken on various roles from cooking and backing for the tours to other jobs as a janitor, laborer, food service… [ Keep reading ]