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Subject:   Public Power Still Supports Values of its Community
Seattle City Light celebrates Public Power week, October 5-11
For Immediate Release:   
10/3/2003  12:00:00 AM
For More Information Contact:
Scott Thomsen  (206) 386-4233

As a municipally-owned public utility, Seattle City Light's values continue to reflect those expressed by its customer-owners. Utility customers have expressed time and again since the 1970's that they want local control, stable and predictable rates, environmental protection, sensible development, universal service, and affordable basic service for low-income customers.

"Seattle City Light's goal is to serve our citizens by providing reliable, affordable electricity while protecting the environment for the benefit of community members," said Seattle City Light Acting Superintendent Jim Ritch.

Some of the other benefits provided by City Light as a not-for-profit utility are:

  • Promoting cost-effective conservation to reduce the total cost of energy service to the community
  • Providing conservation services and rate assistance for low-income customers
  • Supporting economic development that benefits the community
  • Supporting regional efforts to fund new renewable energy resources

Between October 6 and 10, members of Seattle City Light's community relations staff will meet and greet customers at the utility's North and South Service Center payment locations during the week. They'll provide information about the benefits of public power and direct customers to any additional information about utility services. The locations are:

  • North Service Center, 1300 N. 97th Street
  • South Service Center, 3613 4th Avenue South (Spokane Street)

Public Power Week is celebrated in conjunction with the American Public Power Association (APPA) in Washington, D.C. APPA is the service organization for community- and state-owned electric utilities.

Additional information about the utility may be found online at http://www.seattle.gov/light/.

 

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