Seattle City Light: Rates, Coverage Area, Emissions

Seattle City Light

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About Seattle City Light

Seattle City Light is a municipally owned organization operating in 8 cities throughout Washington including Seattle, Renton, Shoreline, Burien, and SeaTac. There are 452,811 residential customer accounts, 52,154 commercial accounts, 3 transportation customer accounts and 54 industrial customer accounts who are receiving electricity from the supplier. Seattle City Light charges their patrons a residential electricity price of 13.07 cents per kilowatt hour on average. This is 15.28% higher than Washington's average rate of 11.34 cents, resulting in the provider ranking 48th lowest for average electricity rate out of 59 providers in the state. The company sold 1,951,244 megawatt hours in 2022 by way of wholesale channels to other companies. Electricity plants owned by the company generated 6,172,537 megawatt hours and an additional 6,024,497 megawatt hours were acquired via the wholesale market. The company had $1,244,425,200 in 2022, $172,011,000 of which came from wholesale electricity sales and $1,009,854,200 of which came from retail electricity sales.

The average residential electricity bill for a customer of Seattle City Light is $76.88 per month, while the state average is $109.69. Customers of the company pay a 24.18% markdown compared to other residents of Washington. The supplier is the 5th largest generator of hydroelectric power out of 56 suppliers in the state. Based on megawatt hours produced, Seattle City Light is the 7th largest provider out of 83 providers in the state. Seattle City Light generates 4,897,779 megawatt hours from their generation facilities, which ranks them as the 7th highest producer of electricity in Washington out of 56 suppliers.

Seattle City Light Net Metering

Net metering services are offered to customers of Seattle City Light. Net metering allows residents to sell electricity back to the grid, making the installation of solar panels and other electricity sources a cheaper project.

Energy Loss

Energy loss is always a consideration when dealing with electricity transmission. Seattle City Light currently averages a loss of around 4.39% of the electricity they generate. This percentage of loss earns them a rank of 725th best out of 3518 providers reporting energy loss in the US.

Seattle City Light Rate & Electric Bills

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.139/kWh$0.096/kWh$117.40/mo.$49.13/mo.
1285th13.07¢Seattle City Light's Average residential price per kWh
227th$76.88Average monthly electricity bill for Seattle City Light's residential customers

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Seattle City Light Overview

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

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Seattle City Light Service

  • States Served:
    • Washington
  • Counties Served:
    • King County
  • Major Cities Served:
    • Seattle
    • Renton
    • Shoreline
    • Burien
    • SeaTac
    • Tukwila
    • Bryn Mawr-Skyway CDP
    • White Center CDP
    • Lake Forest Park
    • Normandy Park
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Quick Facts About Seattle City Light

Seattle City Light generates 4,897,779 megawatt hours (or 100.00% of their total production) from the use of sustainable fuels in their generation facilities.

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

Energy Loss

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

-4.39%

Total Energy Loss

518,878MWh

725 National Rank

Seattle City Light Energy Makeup

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Seattle City Light Coverage Map

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Seattle City Light State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
Washington505,4421,063,981,3512100%

Seattle City Light County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
King County2,266,789313.67$118.72/mo

Power Plants Owned by Seattle City Light

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Pend Oreille County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 3,079,424
Whatcom County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 697,256
Whatcom County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 588,918
Whatcom County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 390,623
King County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 83,083
King County WA Conventional Hydroelectric 58,475

Seattle City Light Fuel Makeup

CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
Conventional Hydroelectric
100.00%

Cities Seattle City Light Has Coverage

  • Burien, WA
  • Lake Forest Park, WA
  • Normandy Park, 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 is the average bundled bill for Seattle City Light customers each month?

Consumers of Seattle City Light pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $76.88.

What cities does Seattle City Light sell electricity to?

Seattle City Light supplies to 8 cities.

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

Consumers of Seattle City Light, on average, have an electricity bundled rate 13.07 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

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

There are 6 power plants owned by or associated with Seattle City Light.

What percentage of Seattle City Light's electricity is generated from renewable fuel types?

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

What is the phone number for Seattle City Light?

You can reach Seattle City Light by phone via (206) 684-3000.

Who is the CEO of Seattle City Light?

The CEO of Seattle City Light is Debra Smith.

What percentage of Seattle City Light's electricity is produced using nonrenewable fuel types?

Electric facilities owned by or associated with Seattle City Light produce 0% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuel sources.

Fernando García
Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2023-12-06