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  • November 4: Invest in Seattle City Light to keep the lights on


    Jorge Carrasco
    In many ways, we are the invisible service. When your lights go on, you don't think about how it happens; you just expect that it will. You likely don't think much about the poles, the cables, or the transformers that keep our system operating. But when you lose power, you want to know why, and how long it will take before your power is back.

    In today's technology-driven world, having electrical power is essential. At home, at work, or at a sporting event, so much of what you do involves reliable electric service. Soon, you may rely on electricity to power your car.

    City Light is fortunate to have the cleanest and most environmentally friendly source of electricity available in the United States. Ninety percent of your power comes from renewable hydroelectric sources, and another 4 percent comes from wind. You own the seven operating dams that make up about 50 percent of that power. Our low-cost, clean power makes us the envy of the nation. In fact, City Light has been greenhouse-gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the country to be climate neutral.
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