Light Years: A Brief History of Seattle City Light and Public Power
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Seattle City Light has been lighting up lives since 1905. This brochure chronicles the utility's colorful history.
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Travel back in time on this two-and-a-half hour tour of City Light's Skagit River generating facilities. This brochure will give you schedule information and tell you how to make reservations.
Walk Historic Newhalem
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This tour of Newhalem introduces you to the historic features of the town and the nearby hydroelectric plants - Gorge and Newhalem - following the footsteps of the citizens who visited the town in the 1930's. The town retains its original layout and many of the structures from the pre-war years.
About Your Electrical Service
Working Safely Near Overhead & Underground Power Lines (for Contractors and Residential Customers)
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Always stay at least 10 feet away from power lines! Learn the rules for living and working safely near overhead and underground power lines.
Power Outage and Emergency Preparedness Tips
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Seattle City Light is proud of its record for providing reliable electricity, but outages do occur. If you experience an outage, please stay calm. This brochure gives tips related to outages and to general electrical safety.
Your Electric Meter
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Read this for basic information about electric meters, City Light meter reads, meter identification numbers, how to report your electricity consumption when you open or close an account, instructions for reading your meter to monitor your electricity use, and more.
The Right Tree Book
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Doing some landscaping? Will you be planting near overhead power lines? The small tree that looks "just right" today can create a safety hazard for you and your family after only a few years' growth. This guide will help you choose a tree that is compatible with overhead lines while complementing your landscape plan.
About Residential Energy Conservation
Home Lighting Guide
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A comprehensive guide to help homeowners incorporate a variety of efficient light sources throughout your home.
Saving Electricity At Home - Tips for Homeowners
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Everything you want to know about saving electricity at home.
Saving Electricity at Home - Tips for Renters
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Handy no-cost and low-cost ways to conserve energy in your rental unit.
Residential and Small Commercial Energy Conservation Services
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A convenient list of our Energy Conservation Services plus practical tips for conserving energy at home and at work.
Resource Conservation Services for Multifamily Housing Owners and Developers brochure
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A convenient list of our resource conservation programs for multifamily housing owners.
Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit (Adobe PDF, 3,748K)
A step-by-step guide for identifying and improving your home's energy efficiency.
Why is My Electric Bill so High? (Adobe PDF, 427K)
Here is a list of common causes of higher-than-normal power use.
Your Electric Appliances
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A comprehensive guide for help with your electric bill. Includes common causes of high bills, financial resources for customers in need, and tips for reducing consumption.
Getting the Most from Your Electric Heat brochure
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If you have electric heat, some of this information may surprise you.
Holiday Lighting Fact Sheet
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How to save a bundle on festive lighting.
If you have questions or comments about Seattle City Light brochures, please contact Communications and Public Affairs.