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Record No: Res 32030    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Committee Agenda Ready
Current Controlling Legislative Body Transportation and Utilities Committee
On agenda: 12/1/2021
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION relating to the City Light Department; acknowledging and approving the City Light Department's adoption of a biennial energy conservation target for 2022-2023 and ten-year conservation potential.
Sponsors: Alex Pedersen
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att A - 2022 Conservation Potential Assessment—Volume I
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION relating to the City Light Department; acknowledging and approving the City Light Department's adoption of a biennial energy conservation target for 2022-2023 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 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 are consistent with the requirements of RCW 19.285.040; and
WHEREAS, City Light 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 76.9 ?annual megawatts (aMW) starting in 2022, and a biennial energy conservation target of 18.7 aMW for City Light in 2022-2023; and
WHEREAS, City Light anticipates meeting or exceeding the energy conservation target for 2022 and 2023, and updating its Conservation Potential Assessment by the year 2023; 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 comment; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE, THE MAYOR...

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