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City Light Rate Changes Coming Jan. 1, 2014

Posted December 24, 2013

The rate increase implemented on Jan. 1, 2014 will incorporate an average system rate increase of 5.6 percent adopted on Sept. 17, 2012 by the City Council and a 1.2 percent automatic BPA pass-through effective Oct. 1, 2013.

In addition, Burien customers will see a new charge for the First Avenue South Undergrounding Phase 2 Project, which will amount to $0.0013/kWh for all customer classes except for Utility Discount Program participants, who will be charged $0.0005/kWh.

The table below summarizes average rate changes by rate class from Jan. 1, 2013 to Jan. 1, 2014.

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2014 Average Rate Changes
  Total Residential Small Medium Large High Demand
All Areas 6.8% 7.2% 6.7% 6.5% 5.7% 7.7%
City 6.8% 7.2% 6.7% 6.6% 4.9% 7.8%
Network 6.5%     6.3% 6.7%  
Tukwila-Shoreline 6.7% 7.1% 6.4% 6.6% 4.7% 7.5%
Other Suburbs 7.1% 7.3% 6.6% 6.6% 5.0% n/a


Oct. 1, 2013: Rates increasing due to BPA Pass-through

Posted September 15, 2013

On July 24, 2013 the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) finalized new energy and transmission rates for fiscal years 2014 and 2015. Effective Oct. 1, 2013, City Light increased energy charges for all customer classes by $0.0009/kWh except for Utility Discount Program participants, who received a $0.0004/kWh increase.

The average rate increase across all customer classes due to this BPA pass-through is 1.2 percent.

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