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Record No: CB 118802    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 118802
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 10/10/2016
Ordinance No: Ord 125171
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the rates, terms, and conditions for the use and sale of electricity supplied by the City Light Department for 2017 and 2018; amending Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) Sections 21.49.030, 21.49.040, 21.49.052, 21.49.055, 21.49.057, 21.49.058, 21.49.060, 21.49.065, 21.49.081, 21.49.082, 21.49.085, and 21.49.110, and repealing SMC Section 21.49.080, in connection therewith.
Sponsors: Kshama Sawant
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. SCL 2015-16 NWR and Rates Presentation, 3. SCL 2017-2018 NWR and Rates Presentation, 4. Signed Ordinance 125171, 5. Affidavit of Publication

CITY OF SEATTLE

ORDINANCE __________________

COUNCIL BILL __________________

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AN ORDINANCE relating to the rates, terms, and conditions for the use and sale of electricity supplied by the City Light Department for 2017 and 2018; amending Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) Sections 21.49.030, 21.49.040, 21.49.052, 21.49.055, 21.49.057, 21.49.058, 21.49.060, 21.49.065, 21.49.081, 21.49.082, 21.49.085, and 21.49.110, and repealing SMC Section 21.49.080, in connection therewith.

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WHEREAS, Resolution 31187, adopted by the City Council on March 22, 2010, established financial policies including the rate setting guideline of setting electric rates at levels sufficient to achieve a debt service coverage ratio of 1.8; and

WHEREAS, Resolution 31351, adopted by the City Council on May 7, 2012, established general policies and objectives for setting electric rates; and

WHEREAS, Resolution 31678, adopted by the City Council on July 25, 2016, adopted Seattle City Light’s 2017-2022 Strategic Plan and calls for City Light to develop rates for 2017 and 2018 to support the investments set forth in that plan; and

WHEREAS, the City Council has reviewed the rates, terms, and conditions set forth within this ordinance, has determined they are consistent with the financial policies supported by the Council, and believes they support the provision of efficient electric service at low cost; NOW THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:

                     Section 1. Section 21.49.030 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 124978, is amended as follows:

21.49.030 Residential rates (Schedules RSC, RST, RSS, RSH, RSB, RSE, and RSL)

A.                     Schedules RSC, RST, RSS, RSH, RSB, RSE, and RSL are for all separately metered residential services ((, except those subject to Schedules REC, RET, RES, REH, REB, REE, REL, RLC, RLT, RLS, RLH, RLB, RLE, and RLL)). For all residential rate schedules, summer billing is defined as April 1 through September 30, and winter billing is defined as all other days.

Schedule RSC (Residential: City)

Schedule RSC is for residential City customers ((, except those subject to Schedules REC and RLC)).

((RATES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2014:

Energy Charges:

Summer Billing Cycles (April - September)

First 10 kWh per day at 5.06 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 11.49 cents per kWh

Winter Billing Cycles (October - March)

First 16 kWh per day at 5.06 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 11.49 cents per kWh

Base Service Charge:

16.07 cents per meter per day

RATES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2015:

Energy Charges:

Summer Billing Cycles (April - September)

First 10 kWh per day at 5.57 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 11.89 cents per kWh

Winter Billing Cycles (October - March)

First 16 kWh per day at 5.57 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 11.89 cents per kWh

Base Service Charge:

14.51 cents per meter per day))

RATES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2016:

Energy Charges:

Summer Billing Cycles (April - September)

First 10 kWh per day at 5.88 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 12.49 cents per kWh

Winter Billing Cycles (October - March)

First 16 kWh per day at 5.88 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 12.49 cents per kWh

Base Service Charge: 14.83 cents per meter per day

RATES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2017:

Base Service Charge: 16.21 cents per meter per day

Energy Charges:

Summer Billing

First 10 kWh per day at 7.01 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 12.88 cents per kWh

Winter Billing

First 16 kWh per day at 7.01 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 12.88 cents per kWh

RATES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018:

Base Service Charge: 16.61 cents per meter per day

Energy Charges:

Summer Billing

First 10 kWh per day at 7.82 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 13.20 cents per kWh

Winter Billing

First 16 kWh per day at 7.82 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 13.20 cents per kWh

Schedule RST (Residential: Tukwila)

Schedule RST is for residential Tukwila customers ((, except those subject to Schedules RET and RLT)).

((RATES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2014:

Energy Charges:

Summer Billing Cycles (April - September)

First 10 kWh per day at 5.45 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 12.04 cents per kWh

Winter Billing Cycles (October - March)

First 16 kWh per day at 5.45 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 12.04 cents per kWh

Base Service Charge:

16.07 cents per meter per day

RATES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2015:

Energy Charges:

Summer Billing Cycles (April - September)

First 10 kWh per day at 5.47 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 12.67 cents per kWh

Winter Billing Cycles (October - March)

First 16 kWh per day at 5.47 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 12.67 cents per kWh

Base Service Charge:

14.51 cents per meter per day))

RATES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2016:

Energy Charges:

Summer Billing Cycles (April - September)

First 10 kWh per day at 5.77 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 13.29 cents per kWh

Winter Billing Cycles (October - March)

First 16 kWh per day at 5.77 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 13.29 cents per kWh

Base Service Charge: 14.83 cents per meter per day

RATES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2017:

Base Service Charge: 17.43 cents per meter per day

Energy Charges:

Summer Billing

First 10 kWh per day at 7.19 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 13.70 cents per kWh

Winter Billing

First 16 kWh per day at 7.19 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 13.70 cents per kWh

RATES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018:

Base Service Charge: 17.85 cents per meter per day

Energy Charges:

Summer Billing

First 10 kWh per day at 8.21 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 14.03 cents per kWh

Winter Billing

First 16 kWh per day at 8.21 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 14.03 cents per kWh

Schedule RSS (Residential: Suburban)

Schedule RSS is for residential suburban customers ((, except those subject to Schedules RES and RLS)).

((RATES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2014:

Energy Charges:

Summer Billing Cycles (April - September)

First 10 kWh per day at 5.20 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 11.60 cents per kWh

Winter Billing Cycles (October - March)

First 16 kWh per day at 5.20 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 11.60 cents per kWh

Base Service Charge:

16.07 cents per meter per day

RATES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2015:

Energy Charges:

Summer Billing Cycles (April - September)

First 10 kWh per day at 5.84 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 12.24 cents per kWh

Winter Billing Cycles (October - March)

First 16 kWh per day at 5.84 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 12.24 cents per kWh

Base Service Charge:

14.51 cents per meter per day))

RATES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2016:

Energy Charges:

Summer Billing Cycles (April - September)

First 10 kWh per day at 6.15 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 12.84 cents per kWh

Winter Billing Cycles (October - March)

First 16 kWh per day at 6.15 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 12.84 cents per kWh

Base Service Charge: 14.83 cents per meter per day

RATES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2017:

Base Service Charge: 16.21 cents per meter per day

Energy Charges:

Summer Billing

First 10 kWh per day at 7.01 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 12.88 cents per kWh

Winter Billing

First 16 kWh per day at 7.01 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 12.88 cents per kWh

RATES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018:

Base Service Charge: 16.61 cents per meter per day

Energy Charges:

Summer Billing

First 10 kWh per day at 7.82 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 13.20 cents per kWh

Winter Billing

First 16 kWh per day at 7.82 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 13.20 cents per kWh

Schedule RSH (Residential: Shoreline)

Schedule RSH is for residential Shoreline customers ((, except those subject to Schedules REH or RLH)).

((RATES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2014:

Energy Charges:

Summer Billing Cycles (April - September)

First 10 kWh per day at 5.45 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 12.04 cents per kWh

Winter Billing Cycles (October - March)

First 16 kWh per day at 5.45 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 12.04 cents per kWh

Base Service Charge:

16.07 cents per meter per day

North City Undergrounding Charge:

All kWh at 0.07 cents per kWh

Aurora 1 Undergrounding Charge:

All kWh at 0.17 cents per kWh

Aurora 2 Undergrounding Charge:

All kWh at 0.18 cents per kWh

RATES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2015:

Energy Charges:

Summer Billing Cycles (April - September)

First 10 kWh per day at 6.22 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 12.51 cents per kWh

Winter Billing Cycles (October - March)

First 16 kWh per day at 6.22 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 12.51 cents per kWh

Base Service Charge:

14.51 cents per meter per day

North City Undergrounding Charge:

All kWh at 0.07 cents per kWh

Aurora 1 Undergrounding Charge:

All kWh at 0.17 cents per kWh

Aurora 2 Undergrounding Charge:

All kWh at 0.18 cents per kWh

RATES EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2015:

Energy Charges:

Summer Billing Cycles (April - September)

First 10 kWh per day at 6.22 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 12.51 cents per kWh

Winter Billing Cycles (October - March)

First 16 kWh per day at 6.22 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 12.51 cents per kWh

Base Service Charge:

14.51 cents per meter per day

North City Undergrounding Charge:

All kWh at 0.07 cents per kWh

Aurora 1 Undergrounding Charge:

All kWh at 0.17 cents per kWh

Aurora 2 Undergrounding Charge:

All kWh at 0.18 cents per kWh

Aurora 3A Undergrounding Charge:

All kWh at 0.05 cents per kWh))

RATES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2016:

Energy Charges:

Summer Billing Cycles (April - September)

First 10 kWh per day at 6.56 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 13.12 cents per kWh

Winter Billing Cycles (October - March)

First 16 kWh per day at 6.56 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 13.12 cents per kWh

Base Service Charge: 14.83 cents per meter per day

North City Undergrounding Charge: All kWh at 0.07 cents per kWh

Aurora 1 Undergrounding Charge: All kWh at 0.17 cents per kWh

Aurora 2 Undergrounding Charge: All kWh at 0.18 cents per kWh

Aurora 3A Undergrounding Charge: All kWh at 0.05 cents per kWh

RATES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2017:

Base Service Charge: 17.51 cents per meter per day

Energy Charges:

Summer Billing

First 10 kWh per day at 7.22 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 13.76 cents per kWh

Winter Billing

First 16 kWh per day at 7.22 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 13.76 cents per kWh

North City Undergrounding Charge: All kWh at 0.07 cents per kWh

Aurora 1 Undergrounding Charge: All kWh at 0.17 cents per kWh

Aurora 2 Undergrounding Char