Seattle City Light Regional Power Management Records, 1943-1982  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle City Light
Title
Seattle City Light Regional Power Management Records
Dates
1943-1982 (inclusive)
Quantity
7.4 cubic feet, (8 boxes)
Collection Number
1206-13
Summary
Records relating to power management and regional power associations.
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

Correspondence, contracts, financial records and related material of the power management branch relating to power purchases, interchanges and regional power planning. Included are minutes, correspondence, studies and reports of regional power associations, including the Northwest Power Pool, Northwest Public Power Association, Pacific Northwest Governors’ Power Policy Committee, Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee and the Federal Power Commission Task Force on Downstream Benefits Provided by Headwater Improvements on the Columbia. Topics include an independent review of WPPSS nuclear power projects 4 and 5, wholesale electric rates, and the “Model Electric Power and Conservation Plan for the Pacific Northwest” by the Natural Resources Defense Council. Additional records concerning regional power associations are found in Regional Power Planning Records, series 1200-15.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle City Light Regional Power Management Records , Record Series 1206-13. 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.

Power Interchanges, 1948-1976Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) - Correspondence - NW Network Analyzer studies
1960-1962
1/2
British Columbia Electric Railway Co. - Customs Invoices
1949-1950
1/3
Canadian Entitlement Exchange Agreement - BPA - Columbia Storage
1964
1/4
Canadian Entitlement Exchange Agreement - BPA - Columbia Storage
1964
1/5
Columbia River Development (Canada)
1964
1/6
Columbia River Treaty Review of Canadian Entitlement
1962
1/7
Columbia Storage Power Exchange
1964
1/8
Coordination Agreements
1964
1/9
Flexibility Account (Interchange )
1974-1975
1/10
Interchange Ledger
1974-1975
1/11
Interchange Energy
1974-1975
1/12
Purchased and Interchanged Power
1958
1/13
Purchased and Interchanged Power
1959
1/14
Purchased and Interchanged Power
1960
1/15
Purchased and Interchanged Power
1961
1/16
Purchased and Interchanged Power
1962
1/17
Priest Rapids - Assignment Agreement - Grant County Public Utility District
1967
1/18
Priest Rapids - Boundary, Telemetered Interchange Adjustments
1975-1976
1/19
Priest Rapids - Energy Reports
1973-1974
1/20
Puget Sound Power and Light (PSPL)
1963-1966
1/21
Purchase and Interchange Power
1974
1/22
Purchase and Interchange Power
1974-1975
1/23
Purchased Power
1974-1975
1/24
Seattle - Tacoma Interchange Agreement
1962-1965
1/25
Summary of Scheduled Interchange
1975-1976
1/26
Tacoma Letters - Energy Transactions
1974-1975
1/27
Transfers - Bonneville Power Administration to Puget Sound Power and Light - Snohomish and Canal Substation
1948-1953
1/28
Transfers - British Columbia Electric Railway Co for Inter Company Pool
1948-1952

Power Associations, 1943-1982Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/29
American Public Power Association (APPA)
1963-1967
1/30
American Public Power Association (APPA) - John Day Project
1963-1967
1/31
American Public Power Association (APPA) - Rate Committee
1958-1962
1/32
American Public Power Association (APPA) - Rate Committee
1954-1957
2/1
American Public Power Association (APPA) - Rate Committee - Programs
1958-1959
2/2
North American Power Systems Interconnection Committee
1963-1967
2/3
North American Power Systems Interconnection Committee - Northwest Power Pool (NWPP)
1964-1967
2/4
North American Power Systems Interconnection Committee - Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) -Operating Committee
1966
2/5
North American Power Systems Interconnection Committee - Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) -Western operations Subcommittee
1965
2/6
North American Power Systems Interconnection Committee - Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) -Western Operations Subcommittee
1966-1967
2/7
North American Power Systems Interconnection Committee - Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) -Load and Generation Shedding
1967
2/8
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) Coordinating Committee - Area Control Error
1967
2/9
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) Coordinating Committee - Communication Engineers Meetings - Minutes
1964
2/10
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) Coordinating Committee - Content Curve and System Energy Content Curves
1965-1964
2/11
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) Coordinating Committee - Coordinated Operating
1947
2/12
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) Coordinating Committee - Weekly Report of Coordinated Operating
1963-1964
2/13
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) Coordinating Committee - Weekly Report of Coordinated Operating
1963-1964
2/14
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) Coordinating Committee - Weekly Report of Coordinated Operating
1967
2/15
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) - General Information and Correspondence
1943-1967
2/16
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) - Hydro Generation - Probabilities and Potential Energy Levels
1959-1964
2/17
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) - Hydro Unit Governor Adjustments
1964-1965
2/18
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) - Load Dropping During Pool Emergencies
1956-1961
2/19
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) - Load Dropping and Load Shedding
1963-1967
2/20
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) - Maintenance Engineers
1964-1967
2/21
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) - Maintenance Program
1955-1965
2/22
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) - Maintenance Program
1965-1967
2/23
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) Coordinating Committee - Membership
1964
2/24
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) Coordinating Committee - Notice of Power and Reactive Flow and Voltage Level Tests
1965-1966
2/25
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) Coordinating Committee - Pacific Northwest Coordination Agreement
1965-1966
2/26
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) Coordinating Committee - Pacific Northwest Coordination Agreement - Operating Data
1965-1967
2/27
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) Coordinating Committee - Pacific Northwest Coordination Agreement - Summary of Operating Data
1965-1967
2/28
Pacific Northwest Coordination Agreement - Meetings
1964-1967
2/29
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) Power 1970 Level of Development
undated
3/1
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) Symposium by Operating Committee
1948
3/2
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) Relay Engineers' Meetings Minutes
1964-1967
3/3
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) Relay Engineers and communications engineers Meetings
1964-1967
3/4
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) Coordinating Group
1964-1967
3/5
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) Coordinating Group Misc Reports
1964
3/6
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) Western Group Reports to Defense Power Administration, Power Load and Capabilities
1951-1957
3/7
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) Spinning Reserve Subcommittee
1967
3/8
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) Summary of Inadvertent Interchange Energy
1964-1967
3/9
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) Western Interconnection Information
1964-1968
3/10
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) Western Operations Committee, East-West Tie Closure Task Force
1967
3/11
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) Western Operations Committee, Organization and Assignments of Oregon - California Task Force
1966-1967
3/12
Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) Western Operations Committee, Western Systems Coordinating Council
1967
3/13
Northwest Power Pool Carrier Current Channel Data
1956-1963
3/14
Northwest Power Pool Operating Program
1954-1955
3/15
Northwest Power Pool Operating Program
1956-1958
3/16
Northwest Power Pool Operating Program
1959
3/17
Northwest Power Pool Operating Program
1960-1961
3/18
Northwest Power Pool - Average and Peak Megawatts
1959-1960
3/19
Northwest Power Pool - Average and Peak Megawatts
1961-1962
3/20
Northwest Power Pool - Average and Peak Megawatts
1962-1963
3/21
Northwest Power Pool - Average and Peak Megawatts
1964-1965
3/22
Northwest Power Pool - Average and Peak Megawatts
1965-1966
3/23
Northwest Power Pool Operating Program
1964-1965
3/24
Northwest Power Pool Operating Program and Fuel Requirements
1965-1966
3/25
Northwest Power Pool Operations Review
1954-1957
3/26
Northwest Power Pool Operations Review
1959-1960
3/27
Northwest Power Pool Coordinating Group - Tests of Power and Reactive Flows and Voltage Level
1955-1956
3/38
Northwest Power Pool Coordinating Group - Tests of Power and Reactive Flows and Voltage Level
1957
4/1
Northwest Power Pool Coordinating Group - Tests of Power and Reactive Flows and Voltage Level
1958-1960
4/2
Northwest Power Pool Coordinating Group - Tests of Power and Reactive Flows and Voltage Level
1966-1967
4/3
Northwest Power Pool Coordinating Group - Maps of Service Areas
1959
4/4
Northwest Power Pool Coordinating Group - Coordinated Operation, Principles and Procedures
1956-1960
4/5
Northwest Power Pool Coordinating Group - Proposed Western Utility Teletype Circuit
1966
4/6
Northwest Public Power Association
1960-1963
4/7
Northwest Public Power Association Power Supply Committee, Resource Task Force
1966
4/8
Northwest Public Power Association - Wholesale Rate Committee
1955-1956
4/9
Northwest Public Power Association - Wholesale Rate Committee
1957
4/10
Northwest Public Power Association - Wholesale Rate Committee
1958
4/11
Northwest Public Power Association - Wholesale Rate Committee
1959-1960
4/12
Northwest Public Power Association - Wholesale Rate Committee
1961-1967
4/13
Northwest Utilities Coordination Negotiations
1961-1965
4/14
Pacific Northwest Governors' Power Policy Committee, Engineering Committee
1953-1958
4/15
Pacific Northwest Governors' Power Policy Committee, Engineering Committee
1954
4/16
Pacific Northwest Governors' Power Policy Committee, Engineering Committee
1954
4/17
Pacific Northwest Governors' Power Policy Committee, Engineering Committee
1954
4/18
Pacific Northwest Governors' Power Policy Committee, Engineering Committee
1954
5/1
Pacific Northwest Governors' Power Policy Committee, Engineering Committee
1955
5/2
Pacific Northwest Governors' Power Policy Committee, Engineering Committee
1955
5/3
Pacific Northwest Governors' Power Policy Committee, Engineering Committee
1955
5/4
Pacific Northwest Governors' Power Policy Committee, Engineering Committee
1956
5/5
Pacific Northwest Governors' Power Policy Committee, Engineering Committee
1956
5/6
Pacific Northwest Governors' Power Policy Committee, Engineering Committee
1957
5/7
Pacific Northwest Governors' Power Policy Committee, Engineering Committee
1957
5/8
Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee WPSS 4 and 5 Review
undated
5/9
Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee WPSS 4 and 5 Review Draft Final Reports
1982
5/10
Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee WPSS 4 and 5 Review
1981
5/11
Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee WPSS 4 and 5 Review Progress Report
1982
5/12
Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee WPSS 4 and 5 Review Executive Summaries
-
5/13
Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee WPSS 4 and 5 Review
1982
5/14
Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee WPSS 4 and 5 Review, Price Waterhouse Review
1982
5/15
Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee WPSS 4 and 5 Review, Draft Final Report Module V
1981
5/16
Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee WPSS 4 and 5 Review
1982
5/17
Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee WPSS 4 and 5 Review, Interim Report, Module V
1981
5/18
Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee WPSS 4 and 5 Review, Interim Report of Supply Alternatives and Cost
1981
5/19
Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee WPSS 4 and 5 Review, Report Module IV
1981
5/20
Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee WPSS 4 and 5 Review, Module II
1981
6/1
Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee - Near Term Cost Effectiveness
1981-1982
6/2
Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee - Near Term Cost Effectiveness Subcommittee
1981
6/3
Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee - Near-Term Cost Effectiveness Methodology Subcommittee
1981
6/4
Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee - Cost Effectiveness Report
undated
6/5
Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee, Study - Forecasted Supply Function Relationships
undated
6/6
Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee, Study - Forecasted Supply Function Relationships
undated
6/7
Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee (PNUCC) - BPA Rates and Resources
1981-1982
6/8
PNUCC - Natural Resources Defense Council Model Electric Power and Conservation Plan for the Pacific Northwest
1982
6/9
PNUCC - Natural Resources Defense Council Model Electric Power and Conservation Plan for the Pacific Northwest
1982
6/10
PNUCC - Natural Resources Defense Council Model Electric Power and Conservation Plan for the Pacific Northwest
1982
6/11
PNUCC - Natural Resources Defense Council Model Electric Power and Conservation Plan for the Pacific Northwest - Comments
1982
6/12
Regional Power Planning Program
1977
6/13
Regional Power Planning Program
1977
6/14
Regional Power Planning Program
1977
6/15
Regional Power Planning Program
1977
6/16
Regional Power Planning Program
1977
6/17
Regional Power Planning Program
1977
6/18
Regional Power Planning Program
1977
6/19
Regional Power Planning Program
1977
7/1
Regional Power Planning Program
1977
7/2
Regional Power Planning Program
1977
7/3
Regional Power Planning Program
1977
7/4
Regional Power Management Program
1978
7/5
Regional Power Management Program
1978
7/6
Regional Power Management Program
1978
7/7
Regional Power Management Program
1978
7/8
Regional Power Planning Program
1978
7/9
Regional Power Planning Program
1978
7/10
Regional Power Management Program
1978
7/11
Regional Power Management Program
1978
7/12
FPC Task Force On Downstream Benefits Provided By Headwater Improvement of Certain Columbia Basin Licensed Projects and FPC Projects
1956-1957
7/13
FPC Task Force On Downstream Benefits Provided By Headwater Improvement of Certain Columbia Basin Licensed Projects and FPC Projects
1955-1956
7/14
FPC Task Force On Downstream Benefits Provided By Headwater Improvement of Certain Columbia Basin Licensed Projects and FPC Projects
1954
7/15
FPC Task Force On Downstream Benefits Provided By Headwater Improvement of Certain Columbia Basin Licensed Projects and FPC Projects
1953-1954
7/16
FPC Task Force On Downstream Benefits Provided By Headwater Improvement of Certain Columbia Basin Licensed Projects and FPC Projects
1952-1953
7/17
FPC Task Force On Downstream Benefits Provided By Headwater Improvement of Certain Columbia Basin Licensed Projects and FPC Projects
1954-1960
8/1
FPC Task Force On Downstream Benefits Provided By Headwater Improvement of Certain Columbia Basin Licensed Projects and FPC Projects
1957-1959
8/2
FPC Task Force On Downstream Benefits Provided By Headwater Improvements - Natural Flow Studies at Hydroelectric Projects
1955
8/3
FPC Task Force On Downstream Benefits Provided By Headwater Improvements - Legislation
1959
8/4
FPC Task Force On Downstream Benefits Provided By Headwater Improvements - Legislation
1957-1959
8/5
FPC Task Force On Downstream Benefits Provided By Headwater Improvements - Legislation
1960-1961
8/6
Columbia River Basin Headwater Benefit Determination, FPC
1965
8/7
Washington Public Power Supply Syster - Nez Perce Project
1960-1962

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Electric Utilities--Northwest, Pacific
  • Interconnected electric utility systems
  • Nuclear energy--Washington (State)
  • Water-power--Washington (State)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle City Light
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Northwest Power Pool
  • Northwest Power Pool. Coordinating Group
  • Northwest Public Power Association
  • Pacific Northwest Governors’ Power Policy Committee
  • Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee
  • Seattle (Wash.). Lighting Dept.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)