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2018 Rate Information

A 1.5% RSA surcharge is currently in effect.

New rates effective January 1, 2018

2018 Rates

City Council approved 2018 rates on October 10, 2016. In addition, a BPA Pass-through credit of $.0014 per kWh is applied to the adopted energy charges. These rates become effective January 1, 2018 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.

2018 Rate Increase Effective Jan 1 Total Residential General Service
Small Medium Large High Demand
Total Area Average 5.6% 5.7% 5.5% 5.6% 5.7% 5.6%
City of Seattle 5.6% 5.7% 5.5% 5.5% 5.5% 5.7%
Downtown Network 6.0%     6.0% 6.0%  
Franchise Cities 5.5% 5.7% 5.4% 5.5% 5.4% 5.6%
*reflects January 1, 2018 vs October 1, 2017

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

2017-2018 Retail Rate Schedules

Frequently Asked Questions: Peak Demand Charges and the Downtown Network

Rates 101: Learn more about the rate setting process in this PowerPoint presentation.

Rate questions? Contact us at SCL_Rates@seattle.gov.

Current Rates

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