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  About Us
 
  Employment Opportunities
 
 
  Cable Splicer
    Seattle City Light is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Cable Splicer.
 
  Current Job Opportunities
    View current employment opportunities at Seattle City Light and the City of Seattle.
 
  Skilled Trades
    Find out how to apply for Journey-Level Skilled Trade positions at City Light
 
  Grants
 
 
  History
 
 
  History
    A quick look at Seattle City Light history
 
  HistoryLink.org
    Online encyclopedia of Washington State History
 
  Incline Railway -- in history
    Read the story of the incline railway.
 
  Public Power -- a tradition
    Read about public power at Seattle City Light.
 
  Skagit Tours -- back in time
    Look back at the history of the Skagit Hydroelectric Project.
 
  The Romance of City Light
    This collection of articles from 1937 was originally published in now defunct Seattle Star. Combining fact with myth and legend, they present an entertaining glimpse into City Light's early years and into the life of JD Ross, the Father of City Light.
 
  Power Marketing
 
 
  Requests for Proposals/Qualifications/Information
 
 
Annual Reports
Current and past Seattle City Light Annual Reports
 
Artist-In-Residence
The work of photographer Lyn McCracken
 
Bonds
Official Statement -- December 2008 revenue bonds issue
 
City Council Energy and Environment Committee
To deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to Seattle City Light, including but not limited to City Light finances, energy utility rates, resource matters,..
 
Community Involvement
As a publicly owned utility, Seattle City Light has a deep commitment to our community. We demonstrate this commitment as an organization through our support for education programs, energy conservation, community events and support for diversity.
 
Degree Days
Heating degree days - difference between the average daily temperature for the day and 65 degrees
 
Directory -- call us
Who to contact for answers
 
Employment, Grants, Requests for Proposal
Find out about job openings and employment lists, grants and contract opportunities.
 
Fuel Mix Disclosure
Seattle City Light's hydroelectric projects on the Skagit and Pend Oreille Rivers provide about half of the power its customers need. The remainder comes from a mix of power sources, read more here
 
Historically Underutilized Businesses
Seattle City Light (SCL) welcomes the opportunity to work with all businesses that embrace our goals and strengthen the communities we serve.
 
Integrated Resource Plan
Seattle City Light's Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) outlines how the utility will meet anticipated customer needs over the next 20 years.
 
Light, Power & Pride Awards
Light, Power & Pride Employee Recognition Awards are given to recognize exceptional achievements by Seattle City Light employees.
 
Public Power -- a tradition
Read about public power at Seattle City Light.
 
Publications
Prepared for and about Seattle City Light customers
 
Streaming Media Online
See video of important meetings, critical Council votes, events, programs and more on The Seattle Channel's streaming media website.
 
The Romance of City Light
This collection of articles from 1937 was originally published in now defunct Seattle Star. Combining fact with myth and legend, they present an entertaining glimpse into City Light's early years and into the life of JD Ross, the Father of City Light.
 
Water Conditions
Water conditions and Seattle City Light hydroelectric plants
 
   
  Account Info
 
  About Us
 
 
  Historically Underutilized Businesses
    Seattle City Light (SCL) welcomes the opportunity to work with all businesses that embrace our goals and strengthen the communities we serve.
 
  Assistance Programs
 
 
  Budget Billing Plan Form
    Apply on line for the Budget Billing Plan.
 
  Low Income Weatherization
    Offered by the HomeWise Program from the City's Housing Office
 
  Rates
 
 
  Current Rates by Area Map
    Find your current electric rate by location - on a color-coded map!
 
  Current Rates Listed by Area
    Find your current electric rate by location on this list!
 
  Rate Details - Current and Historical
    Comprehensive list of details about rate changes - effective dates, legislation, detail tables and frequently asked questions and answers
 
  Rates - Summary of Changes
    Summary of annual average percentage rate changes by customer rate class.
 
  Stretch Your Energy Dollar
 
 
  Energy Saving and Dollar-Stretching Tips
    Some steps you can take to reduce your electricity bill
 
  How Much Do Appliances Cost to Run?
    Average operation cost for various appliances (rates effective 4/1/04)
 
  How to Read Your Electric Meter
    Keeping track of your electricity use
 
Automated Benchmarking
The Automated Benchmarking Service allows you to track and assess energy consumption for your entire building by uploading the consumption data into the Energy Star Portfolio Manager.
 
Budget Billing Plan Form
Apply on line for the Budget Billing Plan.
 
How to Read Your Electric Meter
Updated instructions for reading 4-dial and 5-dial meters
 
Payment Options
A list of available methods to pay your electric bill.
 
Stretch Your Energy Dollar
Ways to get the most out of the electricity you buy
 
Update Account Information
Update account information online
 
   
  Conservation
 
  Business - Conservation
 
 
  Lighting Design Lab
    Efficient lighting assistance for commercial customers and lighting designers
 
  Natural Gas Energy Efficiency For Your Business
    at PSE.com. For questions about your natural gas service, contact Puget Sound Energy at 1.800.562.1482.
 
  Energy Smart Services
 
 
  Conservation for Industrial Customers
    Save energy, reduce operating costs, and improve your bottom line with help from Energy Smart Services.
 
  Demonstration Technology Bonus
    Earn an additional 10% on top of regular financial incentives on your next Energy Smart Services project.
 
  Energy Smart Resources
    Tools for our customers and trade allies.
 
  New Construction & Major Remodels
    Financial Incentives, Energy Analysis Assistance and Building Commissioning to incorporate energy efficiency into your project.
 
  Global Warming
 
 
  Neighborhood Power Project
 
 
  Neighborhoods - Conservation
 
 
  Residential - Conservation
 
 
  Appliance Rebates
    Get up to $100 on a high-efficiency clothes washer and $50 when your replace your refrigerator with a qualified ENERGY STAR model.
 
  Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audit
    A step-by-step guide for identifying and improving your homes energy efficiency
 
  Ductless Heat Pump Program
    Single-family residential customers with electric resistance heating can qualify for a $1,200 rebate on a new ductless heating and cooling system.
 
  Frequently Asked Questions
    Residential conservation questions and answers
 
  Home Energy Audit
    Trained energy professionals provide a whole home performance evaluation of current energy use and energy conservation potential.
 
  How Much Do Appliances Cost to Run?
    Average operation cost for various appliances (rates effective 4/1/04)
 
  How to Read Your Electric Meter
    Keeping track of your electricity use
 
  Low Income Weatherization
    Offered by the HomeWise Program from the City's Housing Office
 
  Multifamily Common Area Lighting
    Rebates for eligible owners of multifamily buildings; apply online now.
 
  Multifamily Weatherization
    Weatherization for eligible owners of buildings with 5 or more units; apply online now.
 
  Thermostats
    Learn how the new generation of residential thermostats give you precise control of your home heating, save money and make your home more comfortable.
 
  Water Heating
    Here's how to get the most out of your existing water heater.
 
  Sustainability
 
 
  NW Regional Sustainable Building Action Plan
    Strategies to mainstream sustainable design and construction practices in the Pacific Northwest
 
  Sustainable Building Links
    Resources, partners, allies, collaborators
 
  Sustainable Demand Project
    To find if communicating the productivity benefits of sustainable design would encourage key Seattle decision makers to select sustainable design and construction methods for their own projects
 
  Sustainable Resource Guide
    The resources necessary for sustainable building -- materials, methods, techniques, technical assistance and incentive programs
 
Conservation for Industrial Customers
Save energy, reduce operating costs, and improve your bottom line with help from Energy Smart Services.
 
Conservation Links
Resource conservation partners, affiliates, associates and collaborators
 
Conservation Publications
Downloadable documents that provide energy conservation information and describe our energy conservation plans, programs, and progress.
 
Conservation Services For Your Home
Conservation information and services for residential customers and multifamily and single-family building owners. Includes information about weatherization, efficient lighting and appliances, and tips for saving energy.
 
Conservation Staff Directory
Phone and email contact information for conservation staff.
 
Customer Solar & Wind
Resources for customers interested in generating electricity on their premises using solar or other technologies. Includes information on net metering, permitting and new financial incentives.
 
Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audit
A step-by-step guide for identifying and improving your homes energy efficiency
 
Ductless Heat Pump Program
Single-family residential customers with electric resistance heating can qualify for a $1,200 rebate on a new ductless heating and cooling system.
 
Energy Smart Resources
Tools for our customers and trade allies.
 
Home Energy Audit
Trained energy professionals provide a whole home performance evaluation of current energy use and energy conservation potential.
 
Lighting Design Lab
Efficient lighting assistance for commercial customers and lighting designers
 
   
  Environment
 
  Fish First
 
 
  Light Impact
 
 
  SEEC
 
 
  Approved SEEC Projects
    Projects approved by the Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission
 
  Members & Staff
    ... of the Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission
 
  SEEC Vision, Mission and Goals
    ... of the Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission
 
  Wildlife Research Program
 
 
  Application Forms
    Wildlife Research Program Grant application forms
 
  Mission and Goals
    Wildlife Research Program Mission and Goals
 
  Wildlife Research Advisory Committee
    For the Wildlife Research Program
 
Environmental Affairs at a Glance
Who we are and what we do
 
Environmental Policy Statement
Seattle City Light's commitment to the environment
 
Fish
Under the right conditions, with careful planning and management, dams and salmon can co-exist.
 
North Cascades Environmental Learning Center (NCELC)
In keeping with the City of Seattle's commitment to the environment and education, Seattle City Light is an enthusiastic partner in a state-of-the-art environmental education facility.
 
Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission (SEEC)
SEEC is a joint US-Canada organization, formed through development of the High Ross Treaty, to benefit the ecosystem of the upper Skagit watershed while fostering sustainable educational and recreational experiences in the basin.
 
Wildlife
Seattle City Light developed a comprehensive program to address the needs of wildlife that are affected by our operations.
 
   
  Feedback
 
Building Commissioning Assistance Handbook
 
Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission (SEEC)
SEEC is a joint US-Canada organization, formed through development of the High Ross Treaty, to benefit the ecosystem of the upper Skagit watershed while fostering sustainable educational and recreational experiences in the basin.
 
   
  Neighborhoods
 
  Take Winter by Storm
 
 
  Generator Safety
    Using a generator can be very dangerous. If you are planning to use one, please consider the tips found on this page as ways to increase both your safety and that of our line crews.
 
  Outages -- planned & unplanned
    General information about why outages occur and what to do
 
  Take Winter By Storm
    Seattle City Light is a proud partner of the campaign Take Winter by Storm. Learn more about Take Winter by Storm by visiting their main page.
 
Bradner Gardens Park
Summary of Bradner Gardens Park solar project.
 
Carkeek Park ELC
Summary of Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center solar project.
 
Generator Safety
Using a generator can be very dangerous. If you are planning to use one, please consider the tips found on this page as ways to increase both your safety and that of our line crews.
 
Life Support Equipment Program
For residental customers using electric life support equipment. Learn how we can help you to be more visible, aware, & prepared in case of outages, storm or other emergencies, or if we need to disconnect your power for non-payment or scheduled repairs.
 
North Substation Vegetation Management
Seattle City Light's vegetation management group is using a herd of goats from Healing Hooves, LLC.
 
Outages -- planned & unplanned
General information about why outages occur and what to do
 
Property Usage: Easements, Consent and Permits
Information and forms for requesting the temporary or permanent use of property owned or leased by Seattle City Light. Easements Application, Consent Application and Permit Application.
 
Safety Tips
Please use electricity respectfully and follow safe practices. Here are some electrical safety tips for you, your family and friends.
 
Streetlight Maintenance Request
Use this form to report problems with streetlights.
 
Take Winter By Storm
Seattle City Light is a proud partner of the campaign Take Winter by Storm. Learn more about Take Winter by Storm by visiting their main page.
 
Tree Pruning
Information about City Light's vegetation management program, urban tree pruning, replacement and tree safety tips
 
   
  News
 
  Publications
 
 
  Annual Reports
    Current and past Seattle City Light Annual Reports
 
  How Much Do Appliances Cost to Run?
    Average operation cost for various appliances (rates effective 4/1/04)
 
  News Releases
    All official Seattle City Light news releases.
 
  Seattle City Light Publications at SPL
    Seattle Public Library listing of publications by Seattle City Light
 
  Utility Trends
    A newsletter for Seattle City Light's key business customers
 
  Video On Demand
    The current selection of streaming media available from City Light's library. New programs are being added regularly.
 
News Releases
All official Seattle City Light news releases.
 
Publications
Prepared for and about Seattle City Light customers
 
Streaming Media Online
See video of important meetings, critical Council votes, events, programs and more on The Seattle Channel's streaming media website.
 
Video On Demand
The current selection of streaming media available from City Light's library. New programs are being added regularly.
 
   
  Products
 
  About Us
 
 
  Historically Underutilized Businesses
    Seattle City Light (SCL) welcomes the opportunity to work with all businesses that embrace our goals and strengthen the communities we serve.
 
  Residential Electric Service Application (RESA)
 
 
  Tours
 
 
Customer Solar & Wind
Resources for customers interested in generating electricity on their premises using solar or other technologies. Includes information on net metering, permitting and new financial incentives.
 
Electrical Service Connections
Seattle City Light provides a range of information and services for its customers; including service hookups, line relocation, temporary removal, construction standards information, and permits.
 
Online Services from Seattle City Light
Do business with Seattle City Light online! Pay your bill, report a streetlight problem, donate to Project Share, analyze your energy usage and much more!
 
Power Quality
Power Quality service, including free site visit
 
Streetlight Maintenance Request
Use this form to report problems with streetlights.
 
   
  Tours
 
  Boundary Tours
 
 
  Boundary Tours -- dam facts
    Information on Boundary Dam
 
  Boundary Tours -- getting there
    Directions to Boundary Dam
 
  Boundary Tours -- local sights
    After your tour, explore the Pend Oreille area.
 
  Washington State Weather Forecast
    Western and Eastern Washington
 
  Skagit Tours
 
 
  Skagit Tours -- back in time
    Look back at the history of the Skagit Hydroelectric Project.
 
  Skagit Tours -- local sights
    After your tour, you can enjoy some neighboring sights.
 
  Skagit Tours -- questions & answers
    Answers to typical questions about the Skagit Tours
 
  Washington State Weather Forecast
    Western and Eastern Washington
 
   
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