Public Invited to Comment on Power Resource Future

As it plans to provide for the community’s future energy needs and meet state renewable energy requirements, Your Seattle City Light wants to hear your ideas on what the mix of power sources should be.

As it plans to provide for the community’s future energy needs and meet state renewable energy requirements, Your Seattle City Light wants to hear your ideas on what the mix of power sources should be. 

City Light power planners have eight different power “portfolios” that represent a mix of energy resources under consideration. The public is invited to hear about those resources and to provide comments to the utility on a portfolio preference. The utility will use customer and stakeholder comments for the 2012 Integrated Resource Plan that will be submitted to the State of Washington by Sept. 1.

Three meetings are scheduled to hear from the public:

  • April 12 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Bertha Knight Landes Room of City Hall
  • April 17 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Northgate Community Center,10510 5th Ave. NE
  • And April 19 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the NewHolly Gathering Hall, 7054 32nd Ave. S

Seattle City Light updates its Integrated Resource Plan every two years, as required by state law. A draft of the new plan will be presented to Mayor Mike McGinn and the City Council this summer for their consideration before it is submitted to the state.

For more information about the plan and how you can get involved, visit http://seattle.gov/light/news/issues/irp/ .

Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public electric utility in the United States.  It has some of the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to nearly 1 million Seattle area residents.  City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.