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Record No: CB 119349    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119349
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 11/19/2018
Ordinance No: Ord 125709
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the City Light Department; amending rates, terms, and conditions for the use and sale of electricity supplied by the City Light Department for 2019 and 2020; and amending Sections 21.49.020, 21.49.030, 21.49.052, 21.49.055, 21.49.057, 21.49.058, 21.49.060, 21.49.065, and 21.49.085 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Sally Bagshaw
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. City Light CEO-GM Letter, 3. Signed Ordinance 125709, 4. Affidavit of Publication

CITY OF SEATTLE

ORDINANCE __________________

COUNCIL BILL __________________

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AN ORDINANCE relating to the City Light Department; amending rates, terms, and conditions for the use and sale of electricity supplied by the City Light Department for 2019 and 2020; and amending Sections 21.49.020, 21.49.030, 21.49.052, 21.49.055, 21.49.057, 21.49.058, 21.49.060, 21.49.065, and 21.49.085 of the Seattle Municipal Code.

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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, City Light’s 2019-2024 Strategic Plan was approved by the City Council on July 9, 2018 via Resolution 31819, and

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

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Subsection 21.49.020.B of the Seattle Municipal Code, which section was last amended by Ordinance 124978, is amended as follows:

21.49.020 Definitions

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B. The following terms, as used for the purpose of applying rate schedules, have the following meanings:

1. "General service" means service to any customer who does not qualify for residential service. General service rates also apply to the separately metered electricity use by residential customers where that use is not for domestic purposes; or, to a single-metered service which includes domestic uses but for which the major portion of the service (defined by square footage of usable space) is used on an ongoing and regular basis for the conduct of business. General service uses include, but are not limited to, manufacturing, processing, refining, freezing, lighting, water heating, power purposes, air conditioning and space heating, traffic control systems, and electricity provided to the common use areas of duplex or multiple-dwelling buildings.

a. "Standard general service" means service to any general service customer who does not qualify for network general service.

b. "Network general service" means service to any general service customer which is provided through an underground distribution network supplied by the Denny, Broad Street, Massachusetts Street, or Union Street Substations, except for service to customers who are certified by the Department as having predominantly residential use of electricity.

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Section 2. Subsection 21.49.030.A of the Seattle Municipal Code, which section was last amended by Ordinance 125171, 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. For all residential rate schedules, summer billing is defined as April 1 through September 30, and winter billing is defined as all other days. For all residential rate schedules, the First Block energy charge shall apply to the first 10 kWh per day for summer billing, and the first 16 kWh per day for winter billing. The End Block energy charge shall be applied to all additional kWh.

Schedule RSC (Residential: City)

 

RSC

Effective January 1, 2018

Effective January 1, 2019

Effective January 1, 2020

Base Service Charge  cents per meter per day

16.61

17.52

17.97

First Block Energy Charge  cents per kWh

7.68

8.89

9.89

End Block Energy Charge  cents per kWh

13.06

13.06

13.06

 

((Schedule RSC is for residential City customers.

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)

RST

Effective January 1, 2018

Effective January 1, 2019

Effective January 1, 2020

Base Service Charge  cents per meter per day

17.85

18.82

19.29

First Block Energy Charge  cents per kWh

8.07

9.47

10.77

End Block Energy Charge  cents per kWh

13.89

13.89

13.88

 

((Schedule RST is for residential Tukwila customers.

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)

RSS

Effective January 1, 2018

Effective January 1, 2019

Effective January 1, 2020

Base Service Charge  cents per meter per day

16.61

17.52

17.97

First Block Energy Charge  cents per kWh

7.68

8.89

9.89

End Block Energy Charge  cents per kWh

13.06

13.06

13.06

 

((Schedule RSS is for residential suburban customers.

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)

RSH

Effective January 1, 2018

Effective January 1, 2019

Effective January 1, 2020

Base Service Charge  cents per meter per day

17.94

18.93

19.41

First Block Energy Charge  cents per kWh

8.11

9.52

10.83

End Block Energy Charge  cents per kWh

13.96

13.96

13.96

North City Undergrounding Charge  cents per kWh

0.07

0.07

0.07

Aurora 1 Undergrounding Charge  cents per kWh

0.17

0.17

0.17

Aurora 2 Undergrounding Charge  cents per kWh

0.18

0.18

0.18

Aurora 3A Undergrounding Charge  cents per kWh

0.05

0.05

0.05

Aurora 3B Undergrounding Charge  cents per kWh

0.22

0.22

0.22

 

((Schedule RSH is for residential Shoreline customers.

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 Charge: All kWh at 0.18 cents per kWh

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

Aurora 3B Undergrounding Charge: All kWh at 0.22 cents per kWh

RATES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018:

Base Service Charge: 17.94 cents per meter per day

Energy Charges:

Summer Billing

First 10 kWh per day at 8.25 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 14.10 cents per kWh

Winter Billing

First 16 kWh per day at 8.25 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 14.10 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 Charge: All kWh at 0.18 cents per kWh

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

Aurora 3B Undergrounding Charge: All kWh at 0.22 cents per kWh))

Schedule RSB (Residential: Burien)

RSB

Effective January 1, 2018

Effective January 1, 2019

Effective January 1, 2020

Base Service Charge  cents per meter per day

17.61

18.57

19.05

First Block Energy Charge  cents per kWh

7.96

9.34

10.63

End Block Energy Charge  cents per kWh

13.70

13.70

13.70

First Avenue South 1 Undergrounding Charge cents per kWh

0.37

0.37

0.37

First Avenue South 2 Undergrounding Charge cents per kWh

0.13

0.13

0.13

 

((Schedule RSB is for residential Burien customers.

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

First Avenue South 1 Undergrounding Charge: All kWh at 0.37 cents per kWh

First Avenue South 2 Undergrounding Charge: All kWh at 0.13 cents per kWh

RATES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2017:

Base Service Charge: 17.18 cents per meter per day

Energy Charges:

Summer Billing

First 10 kWh per day at 7.08 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 13.51 cents per kWh

Winter Billing

First 16 kWh per day at 7.08 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 13.51 cents per kWh

First Avenue South 1 Undergrounding Charge: All kWh at 0.37 cents per kWh

First Avenue South 2 Undergrounding Charge: All kWh at 0.13 cents per kWh

RATES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018:

Base Service Charge: 17.61 cents per meter per day

Energy Charges:

Summer Billing

First 10 kWh per day at 8.10 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 13.84 cents per kWh

Winter Billing

First 16 kWh per day at 8.10 cents per kWh

All additional kWh per day at 13.84 cents per kWh

First Avenue South 1 Undergrounding Charge: All kWh at 0.37 cents per kWh

First Avenue South 2 Undergrounding Charge: All kWh at 0.13 cents per kWh))

Schedule RSE (Residential: SeaTac)

 RSE

Effective January 1, 2018

Effective January 1, 2019

Effective January 1, 2020

Base Service Charge  cents per meter per day

17.94

18.93

19.41

First Block Energy Charge  cents per kWh

8.11

9.52

10.83

End Block Energy Charge  cents per kWh

13.96

13.96

13.96

 

((Schedule RSE is for residential SeaTac customers.

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

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

RATES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018: