Brochures You Can Print
Seattle City Light offers brochures on a variety of topics. You can view them on-line and print your own copies. If you prefer that we mail you copies, please e-mail your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (206) 684-3000 to request copies from a utility representative.
The following brochures are available:
Light Years: Brief History of Seattle City Light and Public Power
(Adobe PDF, 129K) Brochure Description
Seattle City Light has been lighting up lives since 1905. This brochure chronicles the utility's colorful history.
(Adobe PDF, 2,336K)
Walk Historic Newhalem
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.
(Adobe PDF, 1,588K)
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.
Payment Assistance, Payment Options and Conservation Tips
(Adobe PDF, 96K) Brochure Description & Translated versions
Automatic Bill Payment for Residential and Commercial Customers
This is a quick and easy list to help you with paying your bills, and with conserving energy to keep your bills down.
(Adobe PDF, 433K) Brochure Description
Budget Billing for Residential and Small Business (General Service) Customers
You can pay your electricity bill automatically from your bank account using this free service. This brochure gives you more details and includes an authorization form.
(Adobe PDF, 74K) Brochure Description
Your payments can be divided into twelve, equal monthly payments. In addition to providing a Budget Bill tutorial, this brochure includes frequently asked questions and tells you how to apply for this free service.
Your Electrical Service
Working Safely Near Overhead & Underground Power Lines (for Contractors and Residential Customers)
(Adobe PDF, 35K)
Power Outage and Emergency Preparedness Tips
Always stay at least 10 feet away from power lines! Learn the rules for living and working safely near overhead and underground power lines.
(Adobe PDF, 35K) Brochure Description & Translated versions
Your Electric Meter
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.
(Adobe PDF, 1,049K) Brochure Description
The Right Tree Book
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.
(Adobe PDF, 1,242K) Brochure Description
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
Saving Electricity At Home
(Adobe PDF, 900K) Brochure Description & Translated versions
Your Electric Appliances
Everything you want to know about saving electricity at home.
(Adobe PDF, 1.84K
(Adobe PDF, 4,864K) Brochure Description
LED (Light Emitting Diode) Selector Tool
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.
(Adobe PDF, 500K)
Home Lighting Guide
Use this tool will help you select the right LED bulb for your needs. Contact an Energy Advisor at 684-3800 to get your free LED Selector Tool.
(Adobe PDF, 1,989K)
Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit
A comprehensive guide to help homeowners incorporate a variety of efficient light sources throughout your home.
(Adobe PDF, 3,748K) Brochure Description
Getting the Most from Your Electric Heat Brochure Description
A step-by-step guide for identifying and improving your home's energy efficiency.
Why is My Electric Bill so High?
If you have electric heat, some of this information may surprise you.
How to maintain good air quality in your home without sacrificing energy efficiency.
(Adobe PDF, 427K) Brochure Description
Multifamily Conservation Opportunities
Here is a list of common causes of higher-than-normal power use.
(Adobe PDF, 5.20K)Brochure Description
Small Commercial Energy Conservation Services
The City of Seattle offers owners and managers of multifamily buildings many free and low-cost programs to lower their bills, reduce maintenance costs and improve tenant satisfaction through energy and water conservation.
(Adobe PDF, 1.70K) Brochure Description
Holiday Lighting Fact Sheet
A convenient list of our Energy Conservation Services plus practical tips for conserving energy at work.
(Adobe PDF, 109K) Brochure Description
How to save a bundle on festive lighting.
For more conservation information visit to our Fact Sheets.