We know electricity.
Since 1910, we’ve been lighting up lives in the cities we serve. What started as the first incandescent lighting project west of the Rockies has grown into much more. Today, Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public electric utility in the United States. We offer some of the lowest customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to about 750,000 Seattle-area residents.
We know energy efficiency and conservation.
Seattle City Light has one of the longest-running programs in the country: since 1977. This means we’ve been working to increase energy efficiency and conserve energy throughout our service area for nearly 40 years. We take seriously our responsibility to be careful stewards of all of our resources: over 90 percent of our energy is provided by hydropower. Moreover, we’ve been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.
We have been able to earn the distinction of the longest running conservation program in large part because of our team of dedicated, forward-thinking energy experts. This team includes about 80 professional engineers, certified energy managers, LEED accredited professionals and renewable energy professionals. We also employ certified building operators, measurement and verification professionals and others with advanced degrees in public policy, sustainability, environment, and urban design & planning. These trusted advisors have a deep understanding of the energy industry and a passion for using energy wisely and conserving whenever possible.
The future of energy.
At Seattle City Light, we think that looking into the future for new, renewable energy is our challenge and our opportunity. We see increased conservation as our “power plant” of the future. The resources we don’t use today will provide power for tomorrow. That’s why we partner with people and businesses to find ways to use electricity more efficiently, conserve, and use renewables whenever possible.