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Seattle City Light | Conservation Publications

Welcome to the conservation publication page for Seattle City Light's Conservation Resources Division (CRD). Listed below are some of the documents that describe our energy conservation plans, programs, and progress.

Conservation Brochures - Conservation tips, information and advice on a number of conservation topics for residential and small commercial customers.


Conservation Potential Assessment

Conservation Potential Assessment 2013
In order to meet the requirements of the State's Energy Independence Act (I-937), Seattle City Light used the Utility Analysis Option (Conservation Potential Assessment) to document its biennial target and ten-year potential. The Conservation Potential Assessment identifies Seattle City Light's achievable and cost-effective energy conservation potential over the next twenty years. This study identified a biennial energy conservation potential of 23.68 aMW for 2014-2015 and a ten-year conservation potential of 118.4 aMW. The Seattle City Council adopted these targets with Resolution #31487.

Plans and Progress Updates
  • 2008-2012 Action Plan: Conservation Resources Division
    (2008, CRD)

  • Energy Management Services Plan 1997-2002
    (1996, EMSD)
    In late 1996, the Seattle City Council adopted Resolution 29427, endorsing the Energy Management Services (EMS) Plan 1997-2002. The EMS Plan documents policies and strategies involved with providing customers with energy efficiency products and services which EMSD will offer over the next six years.

  • Energy Management Services Plan 2001 Semi-annual Update
    (2002, EMSD)
    This brief report and corresponding presentation provides an update to the City Council on the Energy Management Services Division's accomplishments achieved during the calendar year 2001.

  • Update to the 2000 Strategic Resource Assessment
    (2002, Strategic Planning)
    In the 2000 Strategic Resource Assessment (SRA), City Light established the goal of meeting all load growth through 2011 with conservation and renewable resources. This goal was reconfirmed in the 2002 update to the SRA. To meet this goal, City Light set a target for EMSD to achieve 9 average MW per year through its conservation programs.

  • EMSP 2002 Semi-annual Update
    (2003, EMSD)
    This brief report and corresponding presentation provides an update to the City Council on the Energy Management Services Division's accomplishments achieved during the calendar year 2002.


Energy Conservation Accomplishments Report
City Light's Evaluation Unit has been publishing the annual Energy Conservation Accomplishments report for 25 years. Each year has seen expansion and improvement in this cumulative, historical document. The Energy Conservation Accomplishments report is an annual monitoring and performance measurement report (not an evaluation of programs). It compiles detailed performance data for all of Seattle City Light's conservation efforts since 1977, from both active and discontinued programs.

The report is divided into six chapters. The information provided on each program in Chapters II-V includes descriptions of the program and population served, conservation measures, participation, electricity savings, load reduction, expenditures, and outside funding.

  • 1977-2006: Summary Chapter
    (2007 Tachibana & Pearson)
    Chapter I presents a summary of the electricity savings and expenditures for conservation programs from the start of the programs through 2006. This chapter also provides background on conservation plans, and progress towards goals.

  • 1977-2006: Active Residential Programs
    (2007 Tachibana & Pearson)
    Chapter II presents information for active programs in the residential sector, as well as highlights for 2006.

  • 1977-2006: Active Commercial-Industrial Programs
    (2007 Tachibana & Pearson)
    Chapter III presents information for active programs in the commercial and industrial sectors, as well as highlights for 2006.

  • 1977-2006: Discontinued Residential Programs
    (2007 Tachibana & Pearson)
    Chapter IV contains information on residential programs that have been discontinued or replaced. While these programs are no longer operating and incurring costs, many continue to produce electricity savings.

  • 1977-2006: Discontinued Commercial-Industrial Programs
    (2007 Tachibana & Pearson)
    Chapter V contains information on commercial and industrial programs that have been discontinued or replaced.

  • 1977-2006: Bibliography
    (2007 Tachibana & Pearson)
    Chapter VI provides a bibliography listing selected reports on energy program evaluations completed by the Evaluation Unit over the past 25 years.


Evaluation Reports
Conference Papers
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