Created by the citizens of Seattle in 1902, Seattle City Light serves approximately 380,000 residential and commercial customers in the city of Seattle and surrounding communities. City Light's mission is to provide low-cost, reliable and environmentally sound electricity to its customers. Since 1977 conservation has been the utility's energy resource of choice. In 2005, City Light was the first utility in the nation to achieve carbon neutrality. Seattle City Light's energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and services for residential and business customers are nationally recognized for their innovation and excellence.