Seattle City Light Creston Coal Plant Project Records, 1980-1984  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle City Light
Title
Seattle City Light Creston Coal Plant Project Records
Dates
1980-1984 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.2 cubic feet, (3 boxes)
Collection Number
1206-10
Summary
Planning records for a coal plant in Creston, Washington
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for processing this record series was provided through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

City Light provides electricity and electrical and conservation services to its public and private customers. It is the largest public utility in the Pacific Northwest. Public responsibility for electrical energy dates to 1890 with creation of the Department of Lighting and Water Works. In 1902, Seattle voters passed a bond issue to develop hydroelectric power on the Cedar River under the administration of the Water Department. Electricity from this development began to serve Seattle in 1905. A City Charter amendment in 1910 created the Lighting Department. Under the leadership of Superintendent James D. Ross, the department developed the Skagit River hydroelectric project which began supplying power in 1924. Both public and private power was supplied to Seattle until 1951 when the City purchased the private electrical power supply operations, making the Lighting Department the sole supplier. The Boundary Project in northeastern Washington began operations in 1967 and supplied over half of City Light's power generation. By the early 21st century, approximately ten percent of City Light's income came from the sale of surplus energy to customers in the Northwest and Southwest with the remainder of City Light's financial support coming from customer revenue. The current name of the agency was adopted in 1978 when the Department was reorganized.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Planning records of the Power Manager of City Light concerning a coal-fueled power plant Washington Water Power Company proposed to build at Creston, Washington. City Light and other utilities were invited to purchase a share of the electricity generated by the plant, but the plant was never built. Records include correspondence, draft agreements, economic analysis, financial records and reports. Also included are minutes, and other material of the Creston Steering Committee and the Creston Citizens’ Advisory Committee.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle City Light Creston Coal Plant Project Records Record Series 1206-10. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

1206-10:  Creston Coal Plant Project Records , 1980-1984Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Creston Steam Plant
1980
1/2
Creston Steam Plant
1980
1/3
Creston Steam Plant, Alternatives and Environmental Analysis
1980
1/4
Creston Project Correspondence
1981
1/5
Creston Project Chronology
undated
1/6
Creston Project
1981-1982
1/7
Creston Project
1981-1982
1/8
Creston Project
1981
1/9
Creston Project
1982
1/10
Creston Project, Feb - May
1981-1982
1/11
Creston Project Notebook
1982
1/12
Creston Project Notebook
1982-1983
1/13
Creston Project Notebook
1982-1983
1/14
Creston Steam Plant April - May
1981
1/15
Creston Steam Plant Feb - April
1981
1/16
Creston Steam Plant Jan - Feb
1981
1/17
Creston General Station - General Information
1980-1983
1/18
Alternative Report
1981-1982
1/19
Creston Coal Plant, the 1983 Option Decision
1983
1/20
Economic Data
1983
1/21
Economics
1980-1981
1/22
Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council
1980-1983
1/23
Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council Findings
1982
1/24
Environmental Protection Agency Preliminary Determination
1982
1/25
Environmental Protection Agency PSD Permit
1983
2/1
Financial
1982-1983
2/2
Financial
1982-1984
2/3
Gibson / Yapp Reports
1981
2/4
Licensing Capital Cost, Cash Flow, Budget and Billings
1982-1983
2/5
Licensing Capital Cost, Cash Flow, Budget and Billings
1981-1982
2/6
230 Megawatts Alternatives
1981-1982
2/7
Office of Management and Budget Correspondence
1982
2/8
Ordinances and Resolutions
1981-1982
2/9
Reports
1981-1983
2/10
Reports - Owner's Monthly
1981-1982
2/11
Reports - Progress
1981-1983
2/12
Tongue River Valley
1980
2/13
Washington Water Company Correspondence
1981
2/14
Coal Agreement
1981-1982
2/15
Letter Option Agreement
1983
2/16
Letter Option Agreement
1981-1983
2/17
Other Agreements
1981-1983
2/18
Ownership and Operation Agreement
1981
2/19
Ownership and Operation Agreement
1981
2/20
Ownership and Operation Agreement
1982
2/21
Ownership and Operation Agreement
1982
2/22
Site Certification Agreement
1983
2/23
Transmission Agreement
1980-1981
2/24
Creston Citizens' Advisory Committee
1980
2/25
Creston Citizens' Advisory Committee
1981
3/1
Creston Citizens' Advisory Committee
1981
3/2
Creston Citizens' Advisory Committee
1982-1983
3/3
Creston Steering Committee
1981-1982

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Coal-fired power plants--Washington (State)
  • Electric power--Washington--Seattle
  • Electric utilities--Washington--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle City Light
  • Washington (State). Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council
  • Washington Water Power Company
  • Geographical Names :
  • Creston (Wash.)
  • Seattle (Wash.)