Buildings & Energy
Leading with conservation & renewable energy
Seattle is fortunate to have a robust supply of clean hydroelectric power with 7 of its own hydro facilities and several renewable power contracts. Today, hydropower supplies 92 percent of Seattle's electricity. Conservation has long been the City's first-priority, with energy conservation programs dating back to the 1970s.
The City is committed to meeting future energy needs through conservation and renewables as well as protecting our important energy resources for today's generation and the next.