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City Light Submits Advanced Metering Report to Seattle City Council: Outlining Benefits, Research and Addressing Concerns

Seattle City Light is making a White Paper report on the benefits, cost, research and customer outreach plan related to the advanced meters in plans to install.

In an effort to improve customer’s experience and rate predictability and enhance organizational performance as outlined in our Strategic Plan, City Light plans to replace approximately 430,000 old electric meters with new advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). The advanced meters will provide two-way wireless communication between the meter and the utility, which will offer several benefits including future rate stability, reducing carbon emissions from vehicles and conserving natural resources.

At the request of City Council, as part of Council Resolution Number 31529, City Light provided a White Paper report outlining the benefits, cost, research, and customer outreach plan relating to the advanced metering initiative as well as addressing some questions and concerns brought forth by council and the public.

This report was submitted to council on Sept. 30, 2014. To honor our commitment to transparency and accountability, the White Paper report is made available for viewing by the public and the media on City Light’s AMI webpage and can be translated on request.

To view a copy of the report or to learn more about advanced meters, please visit:

About Seattle City Light

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 about 750,000 Seattle area residents. City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.