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Record No: Res 31765    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Returned to Clerk
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 12/15/2017
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 2018-2019 and a ten-year conservation potential.
Sponsors: Kshama Sawant
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. SCL 2018-2019 Conservation Targets

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 2018-2019 and a 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 the development of conservation potential and biennial conservation targets; and

WHEREAS, Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 194-37-070 requires that each qualifying utility must document that 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 90.3 average annual megawatts (aMW) starting in 2018, and a biennial energy conservation target of 24.5 aMW for City Light in 2018-2019; and

WHEREAS, City Light anticipates meeting or exceeding the energy conservation target for 2018 and 2019, and updating its Conservation Potential Assessment by the year 2019; 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 CONCURRING, THAT:

Section 1.  Pursuant to RCW 19.285 et seq., WAC 194-37-070, and after public hearing, the City Council acknowledges and approves the City Light Department’s (“City Light”) adoption of a biennial energy conservation target of 24.5 average annual megawatts (aMW) for 2018-2019 and a ten-year conservation potential of 90.3 aMW starting in 2018. City Light’s biennial energy conservation target and ten-year conservation potential are based upon a Conservation Potential Assessment conducted using methodologies consistent with those used by the Pacific Northwest Electric Power and Conservation Planning Council in order for City Light to pursue all available conservation that is cost-effective, reliable, and feasible.

Section 2. The City Council further acknowledges that City Light anticipates meeting or exceeding the biennial energy conservation target with its proposed 2018 budget and the spending plan adopted in the Strategic Plan’s rate path for the 2019 budget.

Adopted by the City Council the ________ day of _________________________, 2017, and signed by me in open session in authentication of its adoption this ________ day of _________________________, 2017.

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President ____________ of the City Council

The Mayor concurred the ________ day of _________________________, 2017.

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Jenny A. Durkan, Mayor

Filed by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2017.

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Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk

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