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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.

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Payment Plan

If you are behind on your bill, you can apply for a short-term or long-term payment plan and have up to 24 months to repay your past due balance. Apply online or call (206) 256-5200.

We supply carbon neutral power to fuel your business with peace of mind. Find resources to help you manage your accounts, and programs to help you achieve your sustainability goals, lower your operating costs, and improve your bottom line.

Energy Efficiency Solutions and Resources

From lighting and heating to building envelopes and retrofits, discover solutions tailored to your goals. Get started today.

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Building Efficiency – BetterBricks

Resources and tools to incorporate energy efficiency into your buildings and business practices.

Washington Clean Buildings Bill FAQ

Learn more about the Washington Clean Buildings Bill

Join the Clean Buildings Qualified Auditors Directory

We encourage building energy auditors to add their name to the list.

Join the Clean Buildings Qualified Persons Directory

We encourage building energy contractors to add their name to the list.


Incentives to help pay for improvements to existing equipment and systems to save energy and reduce operational costs.

Ductless Heating & Cooling Systems - Contractor Resources

Find resources and tools for selling and installing ductless heat pumps.

City Light Energy Efficiency Programs

Find tools and resources for City Light commercial and industrial programs.

Energy Benchmarking

Buildings >20k sq ft in the city of Seattle must comply with energy benchmark reporting. See how.

Energy Smart Industrial Program

We've partnered with BPA to deliver a suite of energy efficiency programs and technical expertise.

EnviroStars Program

Businesses can receive free technical assistance, connect with rebates and resources and be recognized for being green.

Financial Incentives for Small and Medium Business

Incentives for lighting, equipment, windows and insulation, heating and cooling, and more.

Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heaters

Information about an efficient, electric heat pump water heater for your small/medium business or multifamily building.

Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heaters - Contractor Resources

Find resources and tools for selling and installing hybrid electric heat pump water heaters.

Case Study: Seattle Underground

City Light helps popular tourist attraction save money and improve customer experience.

Case Study: King County International Airport

City Light helps historic airport terminal reduce energy and costs with state-of-the-art HVAC upgrades.

Financial Incentives for Large Commercial and Industrial

Incentives for energy efficiency retrofit, commissioning, new construction, and more.

Lighting Design Lab

Visit our Lighting Design Lab for lighting design training, support, and mockups.

Financial Incentives for Multifamily Buildings

Incentives for common area lighting, equipment, weatherization, and more.

Nxt Level Lighting

Find lighting training and resources, plus designated qualified lighting experts located in the Northwest.

Pay for Performance

Program that provides incentive payments over time for verified energy savings based on total energy saved.

Smart Buildings Center

Tools, training, and events to help promote energy efficiency in commercial buildings.

Trade Ally Network

Find tools, training and information on incentives for HVAC and lighting solutions.

Tax Incentives

The tax deductions available for improving the energy efficiency of commercial buildings.

Virtual Energy Audit

Get help to find potential energy savings. Available to businesses with service rates up to 250 kW.

Contact Us

We can help you better understand and navigate your energy options.

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.