Seattle City Light Regional Power Planning Records, 1948-2003  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle City Light
Title
Seattle City Light Regional Power Planning Records
Dates
1948-2003 (inclusive)
1954-1998 (bulk)
Quantity
7.4 cubic feet, (8 boxes)
Collection Number
1200-15
Summary
Records of organizations concerned with electric power planning in the western United States.
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

Records of the Superintendent of City Light relating to electric power organizations and regional power planning. Included are correspondence, minutes, reports and related material of the American Public Power Association, Puget Sound Utilities Council, Public Generating Pool, Steering Committee of the Comprehensive Review of the Northwest Energy System, Washington Public Power Supply System Executive Board, Western Interconnected Electric Systems, and Western Systems Coordinating Council. Also included are records regarding planning for and purchase of power from the Priest Rapids Hydroelectric Project. All are organizations in which City Light participated or played a leadership role. Additional records concerning regional power associations are found in Regional Power Management Records, series 1206-13.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle City Light Regional Power Planning Records, Record Series 1200-15. 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.

1200_15:  Regional Power Planning Records , 1948-2003Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
American Public Power Association (APPA) - Correspondence
1974-1979
1/2
American Public Power Association (APPA) - Conferences
1974-1978
1/3
American Public Power Association (APPA) - National Conference -Seattle
1979
1/4
American Public Power Association (APPA)
1979-1980
1/5
American Public Power Association (APPA)
1993-1994
1/6
American Public Power Association (APPA)
1995-1996
1/7
American Public Power Association (APPA)
1995-1996
1/8
American Public Power Association (APPA)
1997
1/9
American Public Power Association (APPA)
1999-2000
1/10
American Public Power Association (APPA)
2000-2001
1/11
Interconnected Electric Systems Utilities Systems - Hold Harmless Group
1971
1/12
Interconnected Electric Systems Utilities Systems - Hold Harmless Group
1971
1/13
Interconnected Electric Systems Utilities Systems - Hold Harmless Group
1972
1/14
Interconnected Electric Systems Utilities Systems - Hold Harmless Group
1972
1/15
Interconnected Electric Systems Utilities Systems - Hold Harmless Group
1973
1/16
Joint Power Scheduling With Tacoma
1977-1979
1/17
Large Public Power Council (LPPC) - Meetings
1993-1997
1/18
Large Public Power Council (LPPC) - Meetings
1997-1998
2/1
Large Public Power Council (LPPC)
1999-2001
2/2
Large Public Power Council (LPPC)
2002-2003
2/3
Large Public Power Council (LPPC)
undated
2/4
Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA)
1993-1996
2/5
Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA)
1997-1998
2/6
Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA)
1990-2000
2/7
Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee
1948-1952
2/8
Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee - Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)
1977
2/9
Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee
1992-1997
2/10
Priest Rapids - Contract - Puget Sound Utilities Council
1954
2/11
Priest Rapids - Contract
1955
2/12
Priest Rapids - Contract
1955-1956
2/13
Priest Rapids - Contract
1956
2/14
Priest Rapids - Contract
1956
2/15
Priest Rapids - Contract
1956
2/16
Priest Rapids - Contract
1957
2/17
Priest Rapids - Contract - Generators, etc
1957-1959
2/18
Priest Rapids - Contract
1958
2/19
Priest Rapids - Contract
1958-1959
2/20
Priest Rapids - Advisory Committee
1956-1957
2/21
Priest Rapids - Advisory Committee - T. H. Reid
1957-1960
3/1
Priest Rapids - Advisory Committee - Minutes
1958-1959
3/2
Priest Rapids - Advisory Committee - Flood Control
1959
3/3
Priest Rapids - Board of Consultants
1956-1959
3/4
Priest Rapids - Insurance
1958-1959
3/5
Priest Rapids - Progress Reports
1955-1959
3/6
Priest Rapids - Hydroelectric Development
1956
3/7
Public Generating Pool
1997
3/7
Public Generating Pool
1994-1996
3/8
Public Generating Pool
1997
3/8
Public Generating Pool
1997
3/9
Public Generating Pool
1997-1998
3/10
Public Generating Pool
1998
3/11
Public Generating Pool
1998
3/12
Public Generating Pool
1997
3/13
Public Generating Pool - Slice
1998
3/14
Public Generating Pool - Slice of the System
1998
3/15
Public Power Council (PPC) - Executive Committee Meetings
1979-1980
3/16
Public Power Council (PPC)
1979-1981
3/17
Public Power Council (PPC)
1993-1996
3/18
Public Power Council (PPC)
1996
3/19
Public Power Council (PPC) Executive Committee
1980
3/20
Public Power Council (PPC) Executive Committee
1980
3/21
Public Power Council (PPC) Executive Committee
1980-1981
4/1
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - April-June
1954
4/2
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - June-August
1954
4/3
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - August - September
1954
4/4
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - October
1954
4/5
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - November - December
1954
4/6
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - January- February
1955
4/7
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - March - April
1955
4/8
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - May
1955
4/9
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - June
1955
4/10
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - July - August
1955
4/11
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - September = October
1955
4/12
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - November - December
1955
4/13
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - January
1956
4/14
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - February
1956
5/1
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - March - April
1956
5/2
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - May
1956
5/3
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - June
1956
5/4
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - July
1956
5/5
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - August
1956
5/6
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - September - December
1956
5/7
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - January - March
1957
5/8
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - April -May
1957
5/9
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - June September
1957
5/10
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - October - December
1957
5/11
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - January - May
1958
5/12
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - June - July
1958
5/13
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - August - September
1958
5/14
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - October - December
1958
5/15
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - January - April
1959-1958
5/16
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - May - August
1959-1958
6/1
Puget Sound Utilities Council (PSUC) - September - December
1959-1958
6/2
Regional Review (Comprehensive Review of the Northwest Energy System)
1995-1996
6/3
Regional Review (Comprehensive Review of the Northwest Energy System)
1995-1996
6/4
Regional Review (Comprehensive Review of the Northwest Energy System) - Steering Committee
1996
6/5
Regional Review (Comprehensive Review of the Northwest Energy System) - April
1996
6/6
Regional Review (Comprehensive Review of the Northwest Energy System) - July - August
1996
6/7
Regional Review (Comprehensive Review of the Northwest Energy System) - August - October
1996
6/8
Regional Review (Comprehensive Review of the Northwest Energy System) - Steering Committee - October
1996
6/9
Regional Review (Comprehensive Review of the Northwest Energy System) - October
1996
6/10
Regional Review (Comprehensive Review of the Northwest Energy System) - October - November
1996
6/11
Regional Review (Comprehensive Review of the Northwest Energy System) - November
1996
6/12
Regional Review (Comprehensive Review of the Northwest Energy System) - November
1996
6/13
Regional Review (Comprehensive Review of the Northwest Energy System) - November
1996
6/14
Regional Review (Comprehensive Review of the Northwest Energy System) - November
1996
7/1
Regional Review (Comprehensive Review of the Northwest Energy System) - November
1996
7/2
Regional Review (Comprehensive Review of the Northwest Energy System) - December
1996
7/3
Regional Transmission Organization
1993-1994
7/4
Regional Transmission Organization
2000
7/5
Regional Transmission Organization
2000
7/6
State Energy Council
1974
7/7
Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS) - Executive Board
1980
7/8
Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS) - Executive Board
1980
7/9
Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS) - Executive Board
1984
7/10
Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS) - Executive Board
1984
7/11
Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS) - Executive Board
1984
7/12
Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS) - Executive Board
1984
7/12
Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS) - Executive Board
1984
7/13
Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS) - Executive Board
1984
7/13
Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS) - Executive Board
1984
7/14
Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS) - Executive Board
1984
7/15
Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS) - Seattle - Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) - Role / Relationship
1979-1984
7/16
Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS) - Securities Litigation
1984-1989
7/16
Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS) - Securities Litigation
1984-1989
7/17
Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS) - Securities Litigation
1986-1987
7/18
Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS) - Securities Litigation
1985-1987
8/1
Western Public Power Supply System (WPPSS) - Securities Litigation
1983-1985
8/2
Western Public Power Supply System (WPPSS) - Securities Litigation
1983
8/3
Western Public Power Supply System (WPPSS - University of Washington Institute for Public Policy and Management 4/5 Decision Process
1983-1984
8/4
Western Systems Coordinating Council (WSCC)
1996-1997
8/5
Western Systems Coordinating Council (WSCC)
1997
8/6
Western Systems Coordinating Council (WSCC)
1998
8/7
Western Systems Coordinating Council (WSCC)
1999-2002

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Dams--Washington (State)
  • Electric Utilities--Northwest, Pacific
  • Hydroelectric power plants--Washington (State)
  • Interconnected electric utility systems
  • Nuclear energy--Washington (State)
  • Priest Rapids Dam (Wash.)
  • Water-power--Washington (State)
  • Personal Names :
  • Raver, Paul J.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle City Light
  • American Public Power Association
  • Public Generating Pool
  • Puget Sound Utilities Council
  • Seattle (Wash.). Lighting Dept.
  • Washington Public Power Supply System
  • Western Systems Coordinating Council
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)