Light Reading: May-June 2022 – Power Lines

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Photo courtesy of the North Cascades Institute

Skagit Tours is calling your name
Whether you’re here for the first time or haven’t been in a while, a trip with Skagit Tours should be on your summer travel bucket list.

Just a scenic drive from Seattle, Skagit Tours offers morning and afternoon cruises aboard the Alice Ross IV on the glacier-fed waters of Diablo Lake. Tours demonstrate your utility’s longstanding commitment to producing clean, carbon-free energy while protecting cultural and natural resources and spectacular scenery in one of the country’s most scenic parks. Also returning for the first time in two years is the classic Dam Good Chicken Dinner at the Gorge Inn in Newhalem, traditionally served on a plate with our famous dish.

This year’s touring season runs from late June through Labor Day. Start planning your North Cascades adventure today at skagittours.com or call (360) 854-2589.

Are you struggling with your bills? Help is available. Make a plan now.
Are you behind on your payments or having trouble paying your bill? We have flexible payment plans available for all customers. If you’re a residential customer, you may also be eligible for a 60% discount on your electric bill and up to $1,000 in emergency assistance to pay off your overdue balance. Visit seattle.gov/city-light/paymentassistance or call (206) 684-3000 today.

Are you going on the water this summer? Watch out for invasive species in the water!

Find out how these species can affect our hydroelectric power plants and what you can do to protect yourself from them on our blog: powerlines.seattle.gov/invasive-species.

Support clean energy with Green Up
Green Up is a volunteer renewable energy program that enables you to support wind, solar and other renewable energy projects in the Pacific Northwest. You also help us fund rooftop solar projects run by non-profit organizations such as schools, parks and affordable housing organizations.

Learn more at seattle.gov/city-light/GULR.

Efficient Water Heaters – Instant $500 discount
Heat pump water heaters, also known as hybrid water heaters, are the most efficient way to heat water. You reduce your hot water costs by up to 50%. We’re offering a $500 instant rebate at Lowe’s and Home Depot, or a $500 rebate when you buy your device from another retailer. Learn more at: seattle.gov/appliances.

City Light crews work in these neighborhoods to provide reliable service:

  • Northeast Seattle: Replacement of aging underground infrastructure in the Inverness area to improve reliability
  • Service Area: Replacing obsolete utility poles to improve safety and reliability
  • South Lake Union: Building upgrades at Denny Substation

A detailed list of City Light construction projects can be found at seattle.gov/city-light/current-projects.

Drones are popular, but just like kites, they must be used in open areas to avoid contact with power lines.

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