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Seattle City Light DEBRA SMITH, General Manager and CEO
The Nation’s Greenest Utility
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Greenest Means

Seattle City Light’s 35-year conservation program is among the longest-running in the nation. Our green efforts help you save energy. That’s more money in your pocket, and a happier, greener Seattle.

Need more proof?

See how much energy we’ve helped Seattle save since we started our conservation program in 1977.

Seattle has the lowest electric rates of all 25 largest cities in the U.S. This chart shows the average total retail revenue per kilo-watt hour (kWh) of electricity delivered for the 25 largest cities.

Source: Typical Bills and Average Rates Report, Winter 2012, Edison Electric Institute and independent Seattle City Light research

And of the 100 largest utilities in the country (by customer count), Seattle City Light has the fourth lowest electric rates. Two of the three utilities with rates lower than Seattle City Light are in Iowa and Indiana. What do these states have in common (besides starting with the letter “I”)? They burn a lot of coal to make electricity, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration, based on 2010 data.

Source: Electric Sales, Revenue, and Average Price Report. Table 10, Class of ownership, number of consumers, sales, revenue, and average retail price by State and utility: all sectors, 2011. Released September 27, 2012. U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.

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