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Record No: CB 119225    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119225
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 4/9/2018
Ordinance No: Ord 125556
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the City Light Department; authorizing execution of agreements for up to 30 buildings, including buildings participating in the City's 2030 Challenge High Performance Existing Building Pilot, for the purchase and/or sale of energy occurring as part of the Energy Efficiency as a Service pilot projects with a contract length of up to 20 years to test the viability of providing Energy Efficiency as a Service as part of the utility's pay for performance program.
Sponsors: Teresa Mosqueda
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Proposed Amendment (added; 4/9/18), 3. Proposed Amendment (added; 4/5/18), 4. Signed Ordinance 125556
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the City Light Department; authorizing execution of agreements for up to 30 buildings, including buildings participating in the City's 2030 Challenge High Performance Existing Building Pilot, for the purchase and/or sale of energy occurring as part of the Energy Efficiency as a Service pilot projects with a contract length of up to 20 years to test the viability of providing Energy Efficiency as a Service as part of the utility's pay for performance program.
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WHEREAS, the City Light Department ("City Light") acquires energy efficiency as its first priority energy resource and has been doing so since 1977; and
WHEREAS, the City Council, through various ordinances and resolutions, has supported City Light's ongoing efforts to improve on the utility's long history of conservation and energy efficiency efforts; and
WHEREAS, in 2016 the City Council passed Resolution 31631, establishing the criteria for use of ratepayer funding to acquire cost-effective energy efficiency; and
WHEREAS, City Light is committed to innovative means of promoting energy efficiency, including efforts to pilot innovative strategies and programs, as demonstrated by the Metered Energy Efficiency Transaction Structure ("MEETS") proof-of-concept at the Bullitt Center, as authorized by Ordinance 124604; and
WHEREAS, City Light acknowledges the success of the Bullitt Center and would like to apply the lessons learned from the MEETS prototype to a broader spectrum of Energy Efficiency as a Service ("EEaS") projects; and
WHEREAS, the EEaS structure is explicitly designed to address untapped potential for energy savings in commercial buildings resulting from building owner's reluctance to invest in comprehensive energy efficiency when costs savings will accrue to tenants; and
WHEREAS, The City of Seattle's 2013 Climate Action Plan, adopted by the City Council through Resolution 31447, inclu...

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