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Record No: Res 31631    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 1/11/2016
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION relating to the City Light Department; acknowledging and approving City Light's adoption of a biennial energy conservation target for 2016-2017 and a ten-year conservation potential.
Sponsors: Kshama Sawant
Attachments: 1. Signed Resolution 31631
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Conservation Targets Presentation

CITY OF SEATTLE

RESOLUTION _________________

 

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A RESOLUTION relating to the City Light Department; acknowledging and approving City Light’s adoption of a biennial energy conservation target for 2016-2017 and a ten-year conservation potential.

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WHEREAS, Ballot Initiative 937 (I-937), also known as the Energy Independence Act, was passed by Washington state voters on November 7, 2006 and requires qualifying electric utilities to obtain new renewable resources and undertake cost-effective energy conservation; and

WHEREAS, I-937 was codified in Title 19 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), Chapter 285 and in Title 194 of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC), Chapter 37; and

WHEREAS, RCW 19.285.040 calls for each qualifying utility to pursue all available conservation that is cost-effective, reliable, and feasible, including requiring of the development of conservation potential and biennial conservation targets; and

WHEREAS, WAC 194-37-070 requires that each qualifying utility must document the methodologies and inputs used in the development of its ten-year potential and biennial target are consistent with the requirements of RCW 19.285.040; and

WHEREAS, the City Light Department (City Light) undertook a Conservation Potential Assessment study to develop its ten-year potential and biennial target, which was consistent with the methodologies set forth in RCW 19.285.040 and WAC 194-37-070; and

WHEREAS, the Conservation Potential Assessment identifies a ten-year conservation potential of 128.1 aMW starting in 2016, and a biennial energy conservation target of 25.62 aMW for City Light in 2016-2017; and

WHEREAS, City Light anticipates meeting or exceeding the energy conservation target for 2016 and 2017 and updating its Conservation Potential Assessment by the year 2017; and

WHEREAS, WAC 194-37-070 requires that each utility must establish its ten-year potential and biennial target by action of the utility’s governing board, after public notice and opportunity for comment; and

WHEREAS, the City Council is the governing board of City Light; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE, THE MAYOR CONCURRING, THAT:

Section 1.  The City Council acknowledges and approves the City Light Department’s (City Light) adoption of a biennial energy conservation target of 25.62 aMW for 2016-2017 and a ten-year conservation potential of 128.1 aMW starting in 2016.  City Light’s biennial energy conservation target and ten-year conservation potential are based upon a Conservation Potential Assessment, which was conducted using methodologies consistent with those used by the Pacific Northwest Electric Power and Conservation Planning Council, to pursue all available conservation that is cost-effective, reliable, and feasible.

Section 2.  The City Council further acknowledges that City Light anticipates meeting or exceeding the biennial energy conservation target with its adopted 2016 budget and proposed 2017 budget.

 

                     Adopted by the City Council the ____ day of ____________________, 2015, and signed by me in open session in authentication of its adoption this________ day

of ______________________, 2015.                                                                                                                                                   

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                                                                                                                              President ___________of the City Council

 

The Mayor concurred the _____ day of _______________________, 2015.

 

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                                                                                          Edward B. Murray, Mayor

 

                     Filed by me this ____ day of ________________________, 2015.

 

                                                                                                                              ____________________________________

                                                               Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk

 

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