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Seattle City Light seeks feedback on strategic plan

Posted by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin on May 26th, 2016

Seattle City Light is seeking feedback on it’s Strategic Plan, their progress report on the future of local electric service.

The plan reflects the utility’s current conditions, incorporates necessary adjustments and highlights the utility’s progress. Every two years, City Light revisits and updates the plan.

The Strategic Plan’s foundation remains unchanged for the 2016 update in order to maintain current levels of service while planning for a challenging future.

“The plan includes a range of initiatives and investments to improve our performance and provide rate reliability and predictability some of which are already well underway,” says Seattle City Light General Manager and CEO Larry Weis.

City Light is striving to build community engagement and is encouraging locals to check out the Strategic Plan website and complete a short survey.

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8 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Obvious // May 26, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    How about: provide electricity at a low cost with low overhead.

    Why does a utility company need to advance “social or environmental causes.”

  • 2 Profile photo of Catherine Catherine // May 26, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    SCL is ultimately directed by the Seattle City Council. The Council gave them that directive.

  • 3 Uncle Snuffy // May 26, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    More juice, less raccoons.

  • 4 MC // May 27, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Time to bury the wires underground!

  • 5 Norse // May 27, 2016 at 8:52 am

    How about figuring a way to keep raccoons out of the substation. The two most recent power outages were caused by raccoons.

  • 6 Truth // May 27, 2016 at 8:58 am

    @Norse Have you ever tried keeping raccoons out of things? It’s pretty hard. Now imagine a substation taking up a whole block.

    But if you have some brilliant idea, I’m sure SCL would love to hear!

  • 7 meh. // May 27, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    How about providing cheap municipal broadband service as part of the work they have to do anyway with the smart meter switchover?

  • 8 Obsequious // May 28, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Meh.: Brilliant. I was involved (peripherally) in a lawsuit stemming from a first attempt at smart meters. They weren’t too smart. These new ones should be further up the evolutionary scale.

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