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Record No: CB 119224    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119224
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 4/9/2018
Ordinance No: Ord 125555
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the City Light Department; amending Section 21.49.130 of the Seattle Municipal Code to clarify certain contracting details and add a subsection to the Department's authority to contract for energy efficiency through conservation efforts.
Sponsors: Teresa Mosqueda
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Evolving EE Market and Role of Pay-for-Performance Presentation, 3. Signed Ordinance 125555, 4. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the City Light Department; amending Section 21.49.130 of the Seattle Municipal Code to clarify certain contracting details and add a subsection to the Department's authority to contract for energy efficiency through conservation efforts.
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WHEREAS, subsection 21.49.130.B of the Seattle Municipal Code ("SMC") provides authority for the City Light Department ("City Light") to enter into contracts for the acquisition, exchange, or sale of short-term capacity or energy, or integration, transmission, or ancillary services; and
WHEREAS, the authority set forth in SMC subsection 21.49.130.B to enter into contracts to purchase or acquire capacity or energy, which includes conservation and energy efficiency, is limited to terms of up to 24 months; and
WHEREAS, the 24-month term may limit customer participation in energy conservation programs and where it would be in City Light customers' best interest to engage in agreements for up to 84 months; and
WHEREAS, City Light is required by certain state mandates, while also following prudent utility practices, to procure all cost-effective energy efficiency measures and eligible renewable resources; and
WHEREAS, to meet these requirements, City Light is required from time to time to enter into contracts to acquire such cost-effective energy efficiency measures; and
WHEREAS, the authority provided by SMC subsection 21.49.130.B was amended by Ordinance 123578, passed by the City Council on April 11, 2011, to address contract authority limitations and specific clarifications needed for purchases of cost-effective energy efficiency, power, transmission, and renewable energy credits; and
WHEREAS, the City Council, through legislation, including Ordinances 124381, 124382, and 124383, has supported City Light's ongoing efforts to improve on the utility's long history of conservation and energy efficiency efforts; and
WHEREAS...

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