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Record No: CB 120160    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 120160
Type: Council Bill (CB) Status: Full Council Agenda Ready
Current Controlling Legislative Body Transportation and Utilities Committee
On agenda: 9/20/2021
Ordinance No:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the City Light Department; adding a new section to Chapter 21.49 of the Seattle Municipal Code to establish the Renewable Plus Program; authorizing the City Light Department to implement and execute customer participation agreements; amending Seattle Municipal Code subsection 21.49.130.B to authorize the City Light Department to execute, implement, and administer contracts for the acquisition of eligible renewable energy resources, together with any necessary or convenient transmission, integration, or ancillary services related to such renewable energy.
Sponsors: Alex Pedersen
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Presentation, 3. Central Staff Memo
CITY OF SEATTLE
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the City Light Department; adding a new section to Chapter 21.49 of the Seattle Municipal Code to establish the Renewable Plus Program; authorizing the City Light Department to implement and execute customer participation agreements; amending Seattle Municipal Code subsection 21.49.130.B to authorize the City Light Department to execute, implement, and administer contracts for the acquisition of eligible renewable energy resources, together with any necessary or convenient transmission, integration, or ancillary services related to such renewable energy.

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WHEREAS, an increasing number of large, non-residential customers seek to address climate change by working with the City Light Department ("City Light") to increase the supply of renewable energy in the Pacific Northwest region serving their operations in City Light's service territory; and
WHEREAS, a majority of City Light's hydroelectric energy supply, although carbon-neutral, does not qualify as renewable energy under current regulations and therefore City Light does not produce renewable energy certificates ("RECs") associated with such energy, a non-power attribute valued by large non-residential customers with renewable energy goals; and
WHEREAS, City Light's large non-residential customers have expressed specific interest in renewable energy programs beyond those authorized under the Seattle Municipal Code (Section 21.49.082, Net metering program; Section 21.49.083, Large Solar Program; and Section 21.49.084, Voluntary Green Power Programs) in order to meet their renewable energy goals; and
WHEREAS, City Light seeks to establish the Renewable Plus Program to meet the desires of its large non-residential customers who seek to increase the supply of renewable energy on the electric grid; and
WHEREAS, City Light seeks to offer the Renewable Plus Program in a manner that will have no material fin...

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