SEATTLE CITY LIGHT
Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation’s largest municipally owned utilities. We have approximately 1,870 employees, with the majority represented by 15 unions. The organization maintains a high-level vision to keep electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.
Seattle City Light is a municipally owned electric utility providing service to around 430,000 customers in a 131 square-mile service territory, including the City of Seattle. City Light produces total annual operating revenues of just over $1 billion, of which $83 million comes from Wholesale Power Revenues, $816 million from Retail Power Revenues, $98 million from Other Revenues and $21 million from Other Wholesale Revenues. The utility’s bond rating is AA- (S&P) and Aa2 (Moody’s).
The all-time system peak is 2,014 MW.
Seattle City Light hydro plants have a capacity of 1,810 MW. The Boundary Hydro and the Skagit River Projects are the largest hydro plant facilities. The capacity of these is 1,050 MW and 711 MW respectively. The Skagit project received many awards for environmental stewardship and enjoys an environmentally sound reputation. Three smaller plants located on the Cedar River, South Fork Tolt River, and at Newhalem Creek produce the remaining totaling 1,849.6 MW of Hydro Capacity.
Seattle City Light also has contracted for capacity from a wind farm located on the eastern Washington/Oregon border. City Light’s fuel mix from owned and supplied resources for 2009 was 91% hydroelectric, 4.5% nuclear, 2% wind, 1.5% coal, and 1% other.
Seattle City Light is governed by the City of Seattle’s City Council and Mayor. The City Council is responsible to set rates.
Helpful Web Links:
Seattle City Light – Main Web Site
Quick Facts PDF
Full Web Site on Strategic Planning Activity – Full Strategic Plan
Magazine Article on Grid Modernization (from 2016)
Compensation and Relocation
Compensation is open and dependent upon experience. Seattle City Light also offers a full complement of benefits. City-Data.com Web Site on Seattle, WA
Seattle City Light will incur the customary costs associated with relocation according to its policy.
Seattle City Light is an equal employment opportunity employer.
Accommodations for people with disabilities provided upon request.
Please submit resume and cover letter (preferred before September 1) to:
Mycoff, Fry & Prouse LLC
Resumes are preferred in PDF format.