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Adopted 2017 Rates

A 1.5% RSA surcharge is currently in effect

2017 Adopted Rates: Changes from 2016 Adopted rates

City Council approved these rates on October 10, 2016. These rates become effective January 1, 2017 and represent an average rate increase of 5.6% system-wide. The table below summarizes average rate increases by customer class. These increases DO NOT include any RSA surcharges.

2017 Base Rate Increase Total Residential General Service
Small Medium Large High Demand
Total Area Average 5.6% 5.0% 7.3% 5.5% 4.9% 6.9%
City of Seattle 5.9% 5.2% 7.3% 6.8% 5.7% 6.7%
Downtown Network 3.8%     3.8% 4.2%  
Franchise Cities 5.9% 4.5% 7.8% 6.8% 5.4% 7.8%

These percentages are averages and, depending on your electricity consumption patterns, your actual bill impacts may be higher or lower than average. For a more precise bill estimate, enter your detailed consumption into our Excel-based Customer Bill Calculator.

Overview of the 2017-2018 Adopted Rates

2016-2018 Retail Rate Schedules

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