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Record No: Res 31932    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 3/16/2020
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 2020-2021 and ten-year conservation potential.
Sponsors: Alex Pedersen
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. 2020 Conservation Potential Assessment - Volume I, 3. 2020 Conservation Potential Assessment - Volume II, 4. Central Staff Memo, 5. Presentation, 6. Affidavit of Publication
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 2020-2021 and 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, which requires qualifying electric utilities to obtain new renewable resources and undertake cost-effective energy conservation; and
WHEREAS, I-937 was codified in chapter 19.285 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW); 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 and must document that its ten-year potential and biennial target are consistent with the requirements of RCW 19.285.040; and
WHEREAS, the City Light Department 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 82.67 annual megawatts (aMW) starting in 2020, and a biennial energy conservation target of 21.27 aMW for City Light in 2020-2021; and
WHEREAS, City Light anticipates meeting or exceeding the energy conservation target for 2020 and 2021, and updating its Conservation Potential Assessment by 2021; 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 ...

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