Seattle City Light

Seattle City Light is a municipally owned organization with headquarters in Seattle, Washington and providing electricity to customers in 9 cities in Washington such as the cities of Seattle, Renton, Shoreline, Burien, and SeaTac. There are 430,344 residential customer accounts, 51,177 commercial customers, 3 transportation customer accounts and 202 industrial customer accounts receiving electricity from the provider. On average, Seattle City Light's customers spend 11.88 cents per kilowatt hour for their residential electricity, resulting in the provider ranking 55th out of 54 companies in the state and 1569th out of 3510 in the US. The company sold 8,721,077 megawatt hours in 2020 by way of traditional retail accounts and 2,605,592 megawatt hours via wholesale sales. During the same timeframe, the provider produced 6,006,204 megawatt hours from power production plants owned by the company and purchased 6,283,510 megawatt hours via wholesale electricity channels. The total revenue for Seattle City Light in 2020 from electricity sales was $1,027,878,000, with 90.65% coming from retail sales to end users and 9.30% from sales to the wholesale market.

About Seattle City Light

Consumers of the provider have an average monthly residential electric bill of $74.35. This is 20.00% less than the state average bill of $98.4. Based on customer count, Seattle City Light is the 100th largest provider out of 3510 suppliers in the country. Seattle City Light is ranked as the 165th highest total electricity producer out of 3510 companies in the US. Electricity production from renewable fuel types by the supplier totals 5,725,386 megawatt hours. This ranks the supplier 41st in the US out of the 3510 providers we track.

Seattle City Light Net Metering

Offering net metering to customers is a win-win situation for Seattle City Light and residents who get their electricity from the company. This makes it easier for residents in the area to install solar and other alternative electricity options as they have the ability to sell unneeded electricity back to the grid.

Energy Loss

Electricity companies regularly submit data for energy lost through heat dissipation and other causes to government agencies who track electricity grid efficiencies. Seattle City Light recently reported a loss of 3.95% of their electricity production total. This percentage of electricity lost earns them a rank of 21st best out of 54 companies who report energy loss in the state.

Seattle City Light Rate & Electric Bills

Seattle City Light residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.127/kWh$0.096/kWh$108.52/mo.$49.13/mo.
1569th11.88¢Seattle City Light's Average residential price per kWh
404th$74.35Average monthly electric bill for Seattle City Light's residential customers

Seattle City Light Overview

  • Company Type:Municipal
  • Headquarters:700 5th Avenue
    Seattle, Washington 98104
    United States of America
  • CEO:Debra Smith

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Quick Facts About Seattle City Light

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Seattle City Light is 12th out of 3510 electricity suppliers in the nation in megawatt hours generated from hydroelectric power use.

Energy provider of the year for National, Major Provider Category
Highest Ratio of Renewable Electricity
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Energy provider of the year for National, Major Provider Category
Highest Ratio of Renewable Electricity
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Energy provider of the year for National, Major Provider Category
Highest Ratio of Renewable Electricity
National, Major Provider Category
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Energy Loss

Seattle City Light's energy loss due to business operations.

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Total Energy Loss

467,038MWh

616 National Rank

Seattle City Light Energy Makeup

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Seattle City Light State Coverage

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Washington481,726937,772,3393100%

Seattle City Light County Coverage

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King County2,252,782410.62$100.43/mo

Power Plants Owned by Seattle City Light

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Pend Oreille County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 3,213,947No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
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King County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 41,978No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Whatcom County WA Conventional Hydroelectric -85No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Seattle City Light Fuel Makeup

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Cities Seattle City Light Has Coverage

  • Burien, WA
  • Lake Forest Park, WA
  • Medina, WA
  • Mercer Island, WA
  • Renton, WA
  • SeaTac, WA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Shoreline, WA
  • Tukwila, WA

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

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Seattle City Light FAQ:

What cities does Seattle City Light provider electricity in?

Seattle City Light serves 9 cities.

Who is the CEO of Seattle City Light?

The CEO of Seattle City Light is Debra Smith.

What is the phone number for Seattle City Light?

Seattle City Light's customer service phone number is (206) 684-3000

What is the average electricity rate for Seattle City Light customers?

Seattle City Lights current average electricity rate is 11.88 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average Washington rate of 9.95 cents and the average United States rate of 13.45 cents.

What percentage of Seattle City Light’s electricity is generated from nonrenewable fuels?

Seattle City Light generates 0% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuels.

What percentage of Seattle City Light’s electricity is generated using renewable fuels?

Power generation plants owned by or associated with Seattle City Light generate 100.00% of their electricity using renewable fuel types.

How much is the average bill for Seattle City Light customers each month?

Customers of Seattle City Light pay, on average, a monthly bill of $74.35.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with Seattle City Light?

There are 7 power plants associated with or owned by Seattle City Light.

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-09-22