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Burien Rate Adjustment
Effective June 1, 2009

The City of Burien passed Ordinance 247 in 1999, specifying the terms of the agreement under which Seattle City Light would serve the City of Burien; this ordinance was accepted by the City of Seattle by Ordinance 119348 of 1999. 

The agreement also allows Seattle City Light to recover the capital cost of undergrounding its electrical facilities in accordance with its standard financial practices.  The First Avenue South 1 undergrounding project in the City of Burien was completed in late 2008. According to Seattle City Light’s standard financial practices, City of Burien customers will reimburse City Light over 25 years at five percent interest, and that reimbursement will occur in the form of a charge per kilowatt-hour to the customers in the City of Burien.

Ordinance 122998 passed by the City Council on June 1, 2009 creates new rate classes for City Light customers in the City of Burien. This Ordinance added a charge of $0.0037 per kWh in the City of Burien for Standard Residential and Non-Residential customers to reimburse City Light for undergrounding activities in the First Avenue South area of the City of Burien. Low-income customers will be charged $0.0015 per kWh.  All other rates for Burien customers remain the same as the “Suburban” rates implemented January 1, 2007.

The new rate classes are:

  • RSB:   Residential-Burien
  • REB/RLB:   Residential Rate Assistance-Burien
  • SMB:   Small General Service-Burien
  • MDB:   Medium General Service-Burien

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