Seattle City Light Power Costs Reports, 1995-1998  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle City Light
Title
Seattle City Light Power Costs Reports
Dates
1995-1998 (inclusive)
Quantity
.4 cubic foot, (1 box)
Collection Number
1206-18
Summary
Financial reports for electric energy transactions.
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

Actual and Projected Power Cost Reports from the Power Management Division. Reports detail transactions for power purchases, interchanges and other power sources, as well as load resource balances.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date],Seattle City Light Power Cost Reports, Record Series 1206-18. 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.

1206-18:  Power Cost Reports, 1995-1998Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Actual and Projected Power Cost Report
1995
1/2
Actual and Projects Power Cost Reports, 1996
1996-1997
1/3
Actual and Projects Power Cost Reports, 1997
1997
1/4
Actual and Projects Power Cost Reports, 1997
1998
1/5
Actual and Projects Power Cost Reports, 1998
1998
1/6
Actual and Projects Power Cost Reports, 1998
1998

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Power resources Costs
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle City Light
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)