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Skagit Project Relicensing: An Open Letter to our Partners

Toward the end of last year, as the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project relicensing work was intensifying, I became aware that many of our partners in the process were experiencing Seattle City Light as hard to work with and non-responsive. That was especially true of the Tribes who hunt, fish, and… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light creates multimillion-dollar fund to support fish on the Skagit

Fund brings substantial new resources to protect, conserve, and restore the fisheries resources and aquatic habitat of the Skagit River With a unanimous vote of the City Council on Monday, Seattle created a new fund to support endangered fish species in the Skagit River watershed, including bull trout and Chinook salmon. As Seattle City Light… [ Keep reading ]

Skagit River Hydro Project Relicensing Update

Seattle City Light continues working toward preparing to submit an application for the relicensing of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Even as we move forward through the relicensing process and start the field studies that will help us be good stewards of the natural and cultural resources of the Skagit… [ Keep reading ]

Shimmering Green and Skagit Gneiss

Every year, the North Cascades National Park Complex welcomes hundreds of visitors looking for outdoor activities among the stunning vistas of the North Cascades. And there are few sights more Instagram-worthy than the shimmering green waters of Diablo Lake, one of the reservoirs at Seattle City Light’s Skagit Hydroelectric Project. Diablo… [ Keep reading ]

33 Studies to Provide Wealth of Environmental and Cultural Knowledge about Skagit Valley

Seattle City Light is spending over $20 million on studies about the Skagit Valley Watershed—home to the three dams that provide 20 percent of City Light’s renewable energy SEATTLE—More than 30 studies will help Seattle City Light and government agencies, Tribes and other regional partners understand the effects of the utility’s dams and opportunities to improve the watershed. Most of the studies will be included in… [ Keep reading ]

Plants in Power with Lori Fowler

At the foot of North Cascades National Park, sits the Skagit Hydroelectric Project, an essential power generating facility for Seattle City Light. Its unique location spans 42 acres, providing a natural passage of beauty into the area. City Light’s Senior Gardener, Lori Fowler, maintains the numerous gardens around the company… [ Keep reading ]

An Update from Skagit: Kelly, Barb and the Skagit General Store

The Skagit General Store has been open for nearly 100 years. It initially opened for Seattle City Light employees in 1922, expanding its reach to the public in 1940. The store’s spirit is embodied by the “Thelma and Louise” like pair: Barb Haight, the storekeeper, and Kelly Regan, the store… [ Keep reading ]

An Update from Skagit: The Newhalem-Diablo Fire Brigade

This year’s effects have undoubtedly been felt in more populated areas like Seattle, but what has been the experience for those in remote locations like Newhalem and Diablo? It might seem surprising, but the Newhalem-Diablo Fire Brigade (the towns’ emergency response team) has been busier than ever implementing safety precautions… [ Keep reading ]

Skagit Hydroelectric Project Operations Update

On Thursday, April 2, Governor Inslee extended the statewide “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order until May 4. The order was first announced on March 23, and bans all gatherings, closes all non-essential businesses unless employees can work from home, and requires people across our state to stay home unless they are engaging in an essential activity. We know that these necessary preventative measures have changed the way we live, work, and play.

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 ]