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Record No: CB 119895    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119895
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 10/5/2020
Ordinance No: Ord 126196
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the City Light Department; granting authority for the Department 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; and adding a new Chapter 21.53 to the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Alex Pedersen
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Signed Ordinance 126196
CITY OF SEATTLE
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the City Light Department; granting authority for the Department 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; and adding a new Chapter 21.53 to the Seattle Municipal Code.
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WHEREAS, The City of Seattle, through its City Light Department ("City Light"), is interested in supporting the electrification of transportation across its service territory; and
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 chapter 35.92 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 uti...

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