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Payment Plans & Bill Assistance

Seattle City Light is disconnecting customers for non-payment. City Light has flexible payment plans available to all customers. For income-eligible residential customers, we have bill assistance programs available, including emergency bill assistance and the Utility Discount Program. If your electricity has been disconnected, call (206) 684-3000 Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm to discuss your options.

About Us

Seattle City Light generates and delivers affordable electricity to power the homes, businesses, and communities we serve. We provide carbon-neutral electricity, generated primarily from carbon-free hydropower. And we are people, committed to making a difference and helping our community and customers thrive.

$8 Million saved

Each year, we save our customers an average of $8M on their energy bills with our energy efficiency programs.

1500+ students reached

Our education programs teach over 1500 students a year with an emphasis on reaching vulnerable and traditionally underserved communities.

500+ trees planted

We plant more than 500 trees a year throughout our service territory.

We're not big business. 

Seattle City Light is a community-owned, not-for-profit utility. We don't have shareholders — we're accountable only to you, our customers. We're focused on providing affordable, reliable, and environmentally responsible energy services every day. We are dedicated to providing value to the communities we serve and practicing our commitment to employee and public safety.

See how our rates compare to other large cities across the US.

We're green. Really green. 

City Light has delivered carbon-free hydropower for over 100 years, and was the first utility in the nation to achieve carbon-neutral operations. We also have the longest-running conservation program in the nation and are recognized leaders in environmental stewardship. 

Learn more about our work to protect the environment.

We're at your service. 

We know electricity, and we know the people we serve. We're here to help you with billing questions, find ways to save money, and help you protect the environment you care about.  

Find solutions for your home.

Find solutions for your business. 

Need a little extra help with your utility bills right now?

We're here to help.

City Light

Debra Smith, General Manager and CEO
Address: 700 5th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34023, Seattle, WA, 98124-4023
Phone: (206) 684-3000

Seattle City Light was created by the citizens of Seattle in 1902 to provide affordable, reliable, and environmentally responsible electric power to the City of Seattle and neighboring suburbs.