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Summer 2021 Tours and Recreation

Skagit Tours are Back! In partnership with North Cascades Institute, we are excited to once again invite you to escape to the beauty of the North Cascades with Skagit Tours this summer. Our tours comp...

Seattle City (spot)Light: Webbie Jackson, Tool Room Custodian

The BasicsYears of Service: 33Division: Transmission & Distribution OperationsRole: I purchase, repair, and order tools for the South Service Center tool room, where I’m based. I meet with c...

Seattle City (spot)Light: Ramneek Dimen, Senior Regulatory Affairs Analyst

The BasicsYears of Service: One and a halfDivision: Regulatory AffairsRole: Our team focuses on reliability standards compliance and regulations. What that means is we ensure City Light meets or excee...

Keep Mylar Balloons from Crashing the Party

Parties call for all kinds of fun decorations, like mylar balloons! But sometimes these festive, floating objects come at a cost. Each year, stray mylar balloons fly into City Light’s power line...

Announcing the 2021 Wildlife Research Program Grant Recipients

Since 1995, as part of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project mitigation program, Seattle City Light has offered wildlife research funding to qualified recipients for the purpose of developing underst...

Seattle City (spot)Light: Valerie Szopa, Internal Communications Advisor

The BasicsYears of Service: 4-plusDivision: CommunicationsRole: I like to think of my role as one that connects and informs our employees, from managing our (spot)Light profiles series, writing articl...

Light Reading: May/Jun. 2021

SCAMMERS ARE PREYING ON OUR REGION. HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. Each year, scammers take deceitful and aggressive measures to target our customers. They are even taking advantage of the height...

Boundary Dam achieves significant milestone in Unit 51 overhaul with new rotor installation

At Boundary Dam, all eyes have been on Unit 51, one of six generators at the hydroelectric plant that together provide 28.6% of City Light’s power generation portfolio. Unit 51 is being...

Seattle City (spot)Light: Casey Langlois, Senior Power Dispatcher

The BasicsYears of Service: 10Division: Utility Operations & EngineeringRole: Currently I am a senior power dispatcher, assigned outage coordinator. I schedule and plan many of the outages associa...

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