INPUT WANTED! Seattle City Light just released its draft six-year strategic plan and now is the time to get involved. The Mayor and Seattle City Council are considering a six-year strategic plan for Seattle City Light. What do you want to see when it comes to new renewable energy sources, increased conservation, increased reliability and investments in infrastructure, predictable rates and more?
The plan includes five potential pathways for how the utility
meets the future need for new renewable energy sources, conservation,
increased reliability and investments in infrastructure, predictable rates
and more. The “Preferred Option” plans for expanded conservation programs
and better verification; additional staff and research funds to address
the risks from climate change to watersheds and hydro facilities;
additional support for electric vehicles; and ways to preserve tree canopy
and protect power lines. Another option plans even bolder environmental
initiatives such as shifting the purchase of greenhouse gas offsets to
investments in more local projects; increased electrification of uses like
cruise ship shorepower; and more solar and energy efficiency.
Councilmember Mike O’Brien is hosting a lunch meeting on March 19
specifically to get input from the environmental community on the plan.
– Registration and light lunch 11:30 a.m.
– Program Noon – 1:00 p.m. in the Bertha Knight Landes Room, First Floor
of City Hall, 601 Fifth Avenue.
– RSVP to shelly.sherwood [at] seattle.gov or call (206) 684-3090.
The draft plan is available at www.seattle.gov/light/strategic-plan/http:/www.seattle.gov/light/strategic-plan/