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Bonneville Power Administration Pass-Through
Rates Effective April 1, 2004

Description of Decrease
Effective April 1, 2004 energy charges for most residential and general service rate classes will decrease by about 2 percent. The decrease in the energy charge will be 0.13 cents per kWh for the following rate classes:
  • Standard Residential - City and Suburban (Schedules RSC and RSS)
  • Small General Service - City and Suburban (Schedules SMC and SMS)
  • Medium General Service - City, Suburban and Network (Schedules MDC, MDS and MDD)
  • Large General Service - City, Suburban and Network (Schedules LGC, LGS and LGD)
  • High Demand General Service (Schedule HDC)
For customers in the Residential Rate Assistance classes (Schedules RLC, RLS, REC and RES) the decrease will be one half of the decrease for other classes (0.06 cents per kWh).

These changes pass through to our customers the effect of decreases in power rates charged by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). The City Council mandated the pass-through of changes in BPA rates (up or down) in the rate ordinances that were passed in January and May 2001. On October 1, 2001, City Light rates were increased by $0.0055 per kWh (5.5 mills per kWh) to pass through an increase in BPA power rates. On April 1, 2002 BPA rates decreased, and City Light's non-low-income rates were lowered by $0.0007 per kWh (0.7 mills per kWh). On April 1, 2003 BPA rates increased, and the effect of the increase was passed through to City Light customers through an increase of $0.0008 per kWh in the energy charges of all rate classes except low-income classes. With the rate adjustment on April 1, 2004, the net effect of all of the BPA power rate changes since September 30, 2001 on Seattle City Light energy (kWh) rates will be an increase of $0.0043 per kWh (4.3 mills per kWh). Low-income customers have received one-half of the rate increase or decrease applied to non-low-income classes.



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