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Record No: CB 119871    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119871
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 9/21/2020
Ordinance No: Ord 126178
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the City Light Department; establishing updated eligibility requirements for net metering and customer-requested net metering aggregation billing arrangements; and amending Section 21.49.082 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Alex Pedersen
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Presentation, 3. Signed Ordinance 126178
CITY OF SEATTLE
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the City Light Department; establishing updated eligibility requirements for net metering and customer-requested net metering aggregation billing arrangements; and amending Section 21.49.082 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
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WHEREAS, The City of Seattle supports the renewable energy economy across the utility service area and the city; and
WHEREAS, Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) Section 21.49.082 is associated with City Light's Net Metering Program that is aligned with chapter 80.60 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW); and
WHEREAS, in its 2019 session the Washington State Legislature passed, and the Governor signed, legislation concerning net metering by amending and creating new provisions in chapter 80.60 RCW; and
WHEREAS, City Light's Net Metering Program under SMC 21.49.082 needs to be updated to be aligned with the current chapter 80.60 RCW; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 21.49.082 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 125171, is amended as follows:
21.49.082 Net metering program
A. The Department shall offer a net metering program in accordance with chapter 80.60 RCW and this Chapter 21.49. The Department shall develop and enter into interconnection agreements, consistent with such laws, with customers desiring to participate in the net metering program. Customers are required to enter into interconnection agreements and to comply with their terms as a condition of participation in the net metering program. The Department is authorized to establish policies, procedures, and interconnection standards for implementing the net metering program.
B. The Department may adopt safety, power quality, and interconnection requirements for customer-generators, including, but not limited to, special equipment requirements for secondary distribution networks, and limita...

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