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Integrated Resource Plan


Seattle City Light is developing a 2014 Update of the 2012 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), a long-term plan that outlines how we will meet anticipated customer needs over the next 20 years. The IRP ensures that we meet our obligation to supply reliable electricity to customers at a reasonable cost, while factoring in key environmental and social considerations. The 2014 Update will consist of a review of planning assumptions and methods used in the 2012 IRP, as well as a progress report.

Since most new resources require significant lead times to build, electric utilities must plan ahead to be sure that the required resources will be in place when needed. Because integrated electricity systems are complex and capital-intensive, IRPs are typically based on load forecasts and resource options that extend well into the future. Taking such a long-term view means that the IRP needs to be sufficiently flexible to respond to changing market conditions and future uncertainties.

Seattle City Light intends to provide an IRP or an IRP Update every two years to its governing board, the Seattle City Council.

In developing its IRP, City Light is seeking the input of various interested parties, to help understand and appreciate their perspectives and preferences related to electricity options. As part of the IRP process, this input will be used to create a more comprehensive planning process, and create the framework for future input into energy planning initiatives.



2014 Integrated Resource Plan

2012 Integrated Resource Plan

2010 Integrated Resource Plan

2008 Integrated Resource Plan

2006 Integrated Resource Plan



How You Can Participate:
We want to hear from you.

You can make known your thoughts and views on the Integrated Resource Planning process by attending public meetings and stakeholder meetings, sending an email to SCL.IRP@seattle.gov, and/or contacting any of the following by phone, email, letter or FAX.

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