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Help City Light Chart Your Power Future with 2013-2018 Strategic Plan

Seattle City Light wants to hear from customers about their power future. A draft of the Seattle City Light 2012-2018 Strategic Plan is now available for public review and comment.



Seattle City Light’s customers include a mix of residential, commercial, institutional and industrial electricity users. While their needs may vary, they share a common desire for energy that is environmentally responsible, available, affordable and reliable.

Throughout the early phases of a public planning process, Seattle City Light customers have helped shape a draft strategic plan for the utility that would guide investing in  existing services, even more efficiencies in operations and strategic initiatives to improve organizational performance and customer benefits.

Mayor Mike McGinn, City Councilmember Mike O’Brien, who chairs the Seattle City Council Energy and Environment Committee, and the City Light Review Panel now want to hear your thoughts about the draft plan.

You can read more about the strategic planning process, get a copy of the draft Strategic Plan and provide comments here

The plan outlines the possibilities of a future-forward electric power utility.

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Imagine a future where information is used to predict and prevent potential outages rather than respond to electrical system failures. Strategic infrastructure investments that enhance reliability and enable more economic development. Lean and nimble business practices which will maximize efficiencies, saving customers money. Busines strategies, budget and performance measures align, enabling decision makers to evaluate and adjust accordingly. And where customers understand, evaluate and participate in the business decisions of their utility.

The proposed 2013-2018 Strategic Plan positions Seattle City Light to realize this vision and exceed customers’ expectations in producing and delivering environmentally responsible, safe, affordable and reliable power. It also outlines the costs associated with that work, offering a framework of rate predictablity for residents and businesses.

We are Your Seattle City Light and we look forward to hearing from you.