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Payment Plans & Bill Assistance

Seattle City Light is disconnecting customers for non-payment. City Light has flexible payment plans available to all customers. For income-eligible residential customers, we have bill assistance programs available, including emergency bill assistance and the Utility Discount Program. If your electricity has been disconnected, call (206) 684-3000 Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm to discuss your options.

Integrated Resource Plan

City Light's Integrated Resource Plan is our long-term plan with a goal to meet anticipated customer energy needs over the next 20 years. It outlines our strategy to meet our goals to supply reliable electricity to customers at a reasonable cost and risk, while protecting the environment and ensuring service equity.

Process for Development

Integrated electricity systems are complex and require large capital investments. Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs) are based on long-term load forecasts and identify the selection of energy resource options, but also require flexibility and regular review to respond to changing market conditions and future uncertainties.

We develop a full IRP or a progress report every two years to present to the Seattle City Council. We seek input from our customers, stakeholders and the general public around preferences related to electricity options through public meetings and outreach. 

City Light's IRP is submitted to the Washington State Department of Commerce.

If you have questions, would like to provide input or feedback, or if you are interested in becoming a technical advisor, contact us to better understand the role and what qualifications are needed.

Upcoming Public Meetings

There are no meetings scheduled at this time.

Integrated Resource Planning Library

Our most current IRPs, as well as public meetings and materials can be found here.

City Light

Debra Smith, General Manager and CEO
Address: 700 5th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34023, Seattle, WA, 98124-4023
Phone: (206) 684-3000
SCL_ExternalComms@seattle.gov

Seattle City Light was created by the citizens of Seattle in 1902 to provide affordable, reliable, and environmentally responsible electric power to the City of Seattle and neighboring suburbs.