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Subject:   Seattle to Deliver New Renewable Energy to Sacramento Utility
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3/26/2008  10:00:00 AM
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Seattle to Deliver New Renewable Energy to Sacramento Utility
In return, City Light gets valuable winter power

SEATTLE - Mayor Greg Nickels announced today a plan for Seattle City Light to deliver renewable energy to Sacramento, Calif., in exchange for receiving power during Seattle’s peak winter period. Pending City Council approval, the 10-year agreement could bring as much as $5 million in revenues to City Light.

“This is a win-win situation. We can help get new renewable energy to Sacramento, and in return, Seattle will receive valuable power resources when we need them in the winter,” said Mayor Nickels. “It’s a great way to reduce climate impacts by creating more opportunities for alternative energy sources.”

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has contracted for 15 average megawatts of new renewable energy produced at a biomass plant owned by Sierra Pacific Industries in Burlington, Wash. This average is based on SMUD receiving energy every hour of every day year round. City Light will deliver the power to Sacramento. In exchange, City Light will receive up to 25 megawatt-hours of energy at any time from SMUD during Seattle’s peak winter-use period.

Additionally, if the wood waste burning facility produces more than 15 megawatts, City Light will buy it at SMUD’s cost. The arrangement is in line with City Light’s Integrated Resource Plan that identifies cost effective resources during winter peaking periods, as well as identifying sources of new renewable energy.

Sacramento is one of the more than 800 cities whose mayors have signed on to the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement.

Visit the mayor’s Web site at www.seattle.gov/mayor. Get the mayor’s inside view on efforts to promote transportation, public safety, economic opportunity and healthy communities by signing up for The Nickels Newsletter at www.seattle.gov/mayor/newsletter_signup.htm

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