June, 15 | 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Track 1D | Decarbonization and the Grid

Uzma Siddiqi

Seattle City Light | Sr. Manager Grid Modernization and Strategic Tech

Presentation Title:

Why is Grid Modernization Important at Seattle City Light?


How do the grid, electrification and decarbonization objectives interact here in Seattle, you may wonder. We'll look at the decarbonization challenge, how electrification is part of the solution, and where grid modernization can help with impacts to the grid as that increased electrification occurs.


Uzma Siddiqi is the Senior Manager of Grid Modernization at Seattle City Light (SCL), one the nation’s largest community-owned electric utilities. The City of Seattle has aggressive decarbonization goals and SCL is a key participant in reducing emissions via electrification of transportation, building, and industrial customers. Uzma has been with SCL 19 years in a variety of engineering roles. She has been leading technical and non-technical innovative ideas at SCL for much of that time. She has a MSEE and BSEE from North Carolina State University and is a registered Professional Engineer and has a PMP certification.

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