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Rate Increase
Rates Effective January 1, 2012


These tables cover the rate increase pass by the City Council on November 22, 2010. The average annual rate was increased by 3.2% over all customer classes. For more information, refer to Rate Changes Summary or Rate History Detail.

Seattle City Light Rate Schedules – Effective January 1, 2012
Rate Class All Months

Residential: City [RSC]
First Block * $ 0.0476
End Block ** $ 0.0987
Base Service Charge per Day $ 0.1192

Residential: Burien [RSB]
First Block * $ 0.0510
End Block ** $ 0.1025
Base Service Charge per Day $ 0.1192
First Avenue South 1 Undergrounding Charge: All kWh at $0.0037 per kWh

Residential: Shoreline [RSH]
First Block * $ 0.0531
End Block ** $ 0.1046
Base Service Charge per Day $ 0.1192
North City 1 Undergrounding Charge: All kWh at $0.0007 per kWh
Aurora 1 Undergrounding Charge: All kWh at $0.0017 per kWh

Residential: Suburan [RSS]
First Block * $ 0.0510
End Block ** $ 0.1025
Base Service Charge per Day $ 0.1192

Residential: Tukwila [RST]
First Block * $ 0.0543
End Block ** $ 0.1084
Base Service Charge per Day $ 0.1192

Residential Elderly/Disabled & Low-Income:    City [REC/RLC]
First Block * $0 .0200
End Block ** $ 0.0366
Base Service Charge per Day $ 0.0597

Residential Elderly/Disabled & Low-Income:    Burien [REB/RLB]
First Block * $0 .0216
End Block ** $ 0.0382
Base Service Charge per Day $ 0.0597
First Avenue South 1 Undergrounding Charge: All kWh at $0.0015 per kWh

Residential Elderly/Disabled & Low-Income:    Shoreline [REH/RLH]
First Block * $0 .0225
End Block ** $ 0.0392
Base Service Charge per Day $ 0.0597
North City 1 Undergrounding Charge: All kWh at $0.0003 per kWh
Aurora 1 Undergrounding Charge: All kWh at $0.0007 per kWh

Residential Elderly/Disabled & Low-Income:    Suburban [RES/RLS]
First Block * $0 .0216
End Block ** $ 0.0382
Base Service Charge per Day $ 0.0597

Residential Elderly/Disabled & Low-Income:    Tukwila [RET/RLT]
First Block * $0 .0232
End Block ** $ 0.0407
Base Service Charge per Day $ 0.0597
*$/kWh: first 10 kWh/day in Summer; first 16 kWh/day in Winter
**$/kWh: all additional kWh/day

Small General Service:   City [SMC]
Per kWh $ 0.0690
Minimum Bill per Day $ 0.28
Transformer Investment $ 0.26

Small Network General Service:   [SMD]
Per kWh $ 0.0690
Minimum Bill per Day $ 0.28
Transformer Investment $ 0.26

Small General Service:   Burien [SMB]
Per kWh $ 0.0722
Minimum Bill per Day $ 0.28
Transformer Investment $ 0.26
First Avenue South 1 Undergrounding Charge: All kWh at $0.0037 per kWh

Small General Service:   Shoreline [SMH]
Per kWh $ 0.0737
Minimum Bill per Day $ 0.28
Transformer Investment $ 0.26
North City 1 Undergrounding Charge: All kWh at $0.0007 per kWh
Aurora 1 Undergrounding Charge: All kWh at $0.0017 per kWh

Small General Service:   Suburban [SMS]
Per kWh $ 0.0722
Minimum Bill per Day $ 0.28
Transformer Investment $ 0.26

Small General Service:   Tukwila [SMT]
Per kWh $ 0.0737
Minimum Bill per Day $ 0.28
Transformer Investment $ 0.26

Medium General Service: City [MDC]
Per kWh $ 0.0588
Per kW $ 1.26
Minimum Bill per Day $ 0.73
Transformer Investment $ 0.26

Medium Network General Service: [MDD]
Per kWh $ 0.0690
Per kW $ 1.95
Minimum Bill per Day $ 0.73
Transformer Investment $ 0.26

Medium General Service: Burien [MDB]
Per kWh $ 0.0633
Per kW $ 1.26
Minimum Bill per Day $ 0.73
Transformer Investment $ 0.26
First Avenue South 1 Undergrounding Charge: All kWh at $0.0037 per kWh

Medium General Service: Shoreline [MDH]
Per kWh $ 0.0644
Per kW $ 1.26
Minimum Bill per Day $ 0.73
Transformer Investment $ 0.26
North City Undergrounding Charge: All kWh at $0.0007 per kWh
Aurora 1 Undergrounding Charge: All kWh at $0.0017 per kWh

Medium General Service: Suburban [MDS]
Per kWh $ 0.0633
Per kW $ 1.26
Minimum Bill per Day $ 0.73
Transformer Investment $ 0.26

Medium General Service: Tukwila [MDT]
Per kWh $ 0.0646
Per kW $ 1.26
Minimum Bill per Day $ 0.73
Transformer Investment $ 0.26

Large General Service: City [LGC]
Per kWh Off-Peak $ 0.0452
Per kWh Peak $ 0.0668
Per kW Off-Peak $ 0.26
Per kW Peak $ 0.98
Minimum Bill per Day $34.21
Transformer Investment $ 0.26

Large Network General Service: [LGD]
Per kWh Off-Peak $ 0.0501
Per kWh Peak $ 0.0743
Per kW Off-Peak $ 0.26
Per kW Peak $ 2.06
Minimum Bill per Day $34.21
Transformer Investment $ 0.26

Large General Service: Burien [LGB]
Per kWh Off-Peak $ 0.0491
Per kWh Peak $ 0.0727
Per kW Off-Peak $ 0.26
Per kW Peak $ 0.98
Minimum Bill per Day $34.21
Transformer Investment $ 0.26
First Avenue South 1 Undergrounding Charge: All kWh at $0.0037 per kWh

Large General Service: Shoreline [LGH]
Per kWh Off-Peak $ 0.0501
Per kWh Peak $ 0.0737
Per kW Off-Peak $ 0.26
Per kW Peak $ 0.98
Minimum Bill per Day $34.21
Transformer Investment $ 0.26
North City 1 Undergrounding Charge: All kWh at $0.0007 per kWh
Aurora 1 Undergrounding Charge: All kWh at $0.0017 per kWh

Large General Service: Suburban [LGS]
Per kWh Off-Peak $ 0.0491
Per kWh Peak $ 0.0727
Per kW Off-Peak $ 0.26
Per kW Peak $ .98
Minimum Bill per Day $34.21
Transformer Investment $ 0.26

Large General Service: Tukwila [LGT]
Per kWh Off-Peak $ 0.0505
Per kWh Peak $ 0.0750
Per kW Off-Peak $ 0.26
Per kW Peak $ .98
Minimum Bill per Day $34.21
Transformer Investment $ 0.26

High Demand General Service: City [HDC]
Per kWh Off-Peak $ 0.0432
Per kWh Peak $ 0.0638
Per kW Off-Peak $ 0.26
Per kW Peak $ .98
Minimum Bill per Day $145.54
Transformer Investment $ 0.26

High Demand General Service: Tukwila [HDT]
Per kWh Off-Peak $ 0.0447
Per kWh Peak $ 0.0661
Per kW Off-Peak $ 0.26
Per kW Peak $ .98
Minimum Bill per Day $145.54
Transformer Investment $ 0.26

Power Factor Rate [PF]
For average monthly power factors $ 0.0015 per kVarh

Reserved Distribution Capacity [RDC]
$0.25 per KW of monthly maximum

Contract Street and Area Lighting Rates-Floodlights [F]
Option E
200 Watt Sodium Vapor, 22,000 lumens $6.14 per month
400 Watt Sodium Vapor, 50,000 lumens $11.63 per month
Option M
200 Watt Sodium Vapor, 22,000 lumens $12.73 per month
400 Watt Sodium Vapor, 50,000 lumens $17.65 per month

Contract Street and Area Lighting Rates-Streetlights [T]
Option M
100 Watt Sodium Vapor, 9,000 lumens $7.20 per month
150 Watt Sodium Vapor, 16,000 lumens $8.73 per month
200 Watt Sodium Vapor, 22,000 lumens $9.81 per month
250 Watt Sodium Vapor, 27,500 lumens $11.61 per month
400 Watt Sodium Vapor, 50,000 lumens $15.33 per month
Option C
100 Watt Sodium Vapor, 9,000 lumens $10.28 per month
150 Watt Sodium Vapor, 16,000 lumens $11.86 per month
200 Watt Sodium Vapor, 22,000 lumens $13.13 per month
250 Watt Sodium Vapor, 27,500 lumens $14.90 per month
400 Watt Sodium Vapor, 50,000 lumens $18.77 per month

Contract Street and Area Lighting Rates - Pedestrian Lights [P]
Option M ZED 47A 70W $7.63 per month
Option C ZED 47A 70W $14.29 per month
Option P ZED 47A 70W $42.30 per month

Key:
Option E: monthly charge covers energy only.
Option M: monthly charge covers energy, lamp replacement, and fixture and pole maintenance.
Option C: monthly charge includes Options E and M plus capital costs of the pole and fixtures.
Option P: monthly charge includes Options C and M plus capital costs of the fixtures.

Rate Schedules – Effective January 1, 2012


Duct, Vault and Pole Rental Rates
Duct Rental
Per duct-foot $9.66 per year
Per duct-foot-innerduct in a rented duct $9.66 per year

Vault Rental
Per square foot of wall space $24.14 per year
Per square foot of ceiling space $9.66 per year

Pole Attachment Rental
Poles owned solely by City Light $26.33 per pole per year
Poles owned by City Light + 1 other party $13.16 per pole per year
Poles owned by City Light + 2 other parties $8.78 per pole per year

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