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Record No: Res 31971    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119894
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 10/5/2020
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION relating to the City Light Department; adopting a Transportation Electrification Strategic Investment Plan for the City Light Department that will guide the development of the utility's infrastructure strategy and investment priorities related to the electrification of transportation.
Sponsors: Alex Pedersen
Attachments: 1. Att B - SCL TE SIP Community and Stakeholder Outreach and Engagement Summary, 2. Att C - SCL TE SIP Racial Equity Analysis Summary, 3. Att D - SCL Transportation Electrification Strategy Report
Supporting documents: 1. Att A - SCL Transportation Electrification Strategic Investment Plan 2021-2024, 2. Summary and Fiscal Note, 3. Presentation, 4. Central Staff Memo, 5. Signed Resolution 31971
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION relating to the City Light Department; adopting a Transportation Electrification Strategic Investment Plan for the City Light Department that will guide the development of the utility's infrastructure strategy and investment priorities related to the electrification of transportation.
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WHEREAS, in its 2019 session the Washington State Legislature passed, and the Governor signed, SHB 1512 ("the legislation") relating to electrification of transportation by amending or creating new sections to the RCW; and
WHEREAS, the Legislature found that "programs for the electrification of transportation have the potential to allow electric utilities to optimize the use of electric grid infrastructure, improve the management of electric loads, and better manage the integration of variable renewable energy resources" (?1(1) of the legislation); and
WHEREAS, the Legislature found that "state policy can achieve the greatest return on investment in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality by expediting the transition to alternative fuel vehicles, including electric vehicles" (?1(2) of the legislation); and
WHEREAS, the Legislature further recognized that each electric utility, depending on its unique circumstances, can determine an appropriate role in the development of electrification of transportation infrastructure; and
WHEREAS, the legislation created what was codified as RCW 35.92.450, which provides that the "governing authority of an electric utility formed under this chapter may adopt an electrification of transportation plan"; and
WHEREAS, RCW 35.92.450 also allows for an electric utility to offer "incentive programs in the electrification of transportation for its customers, including the promotion of electric vehicle adoption and advertising programs to promote the utility's services, incentives, or rebates", provided that "utility outreach and investment in the electrification of...

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