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Payment Plans & Bill Assistance

Seattle City Light is disconnecting customers for non-payment. City Light has flexible payment plans available to all customers. For income-eligible residential customers, we have bill assistance programs available, including emergency bill assistance and the Utility Discount Program. If your electricity has been disconnected, call (206) 684-3000 Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm to discuss your options.

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There are many important reasons to incorporate energy efficiency measures into the design and construction of new buildings: it helps to lower your operational costs, improves occupant comfort and productivity, meets local and regional energy code, and it creates more opportunities to market buildings based on environmental sustainability.

Our team of experts provides complimentary assistance to help you optimize building systems for both efficiency and high performance. And, we'll help you pay for qualified high-efficiency systems and equipment with a variety of financial incentives.

New green buildings can expect a 28% decrease in operating costs over 5 years and a payback time of 7 years.

World Green Building Trends Report, 2016

Energy Efficiency Programs for New Construction

City Light offers energy efficiency incentive programs for new construction of commercial and multifamily buildings.

We are currently redesigning our new construction offerings for equipment or performance above and beyond what is required by the Seattle Energy Code. Please check back later this year.

Find additional energy efficiency programs for existing buildings.

Requirements and Standards for New Electric Service Connection

Before you build, find tools and resources to ensure your project is a success.

Review our requirements and standards.

City Light

Debra Smith, General Manager and CEO
Address: 700 5th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34023, Seattle, WA, 98124-4023
Phone: (206) 684-3000
SCL_ExternalComms@seattle.gov

Seattle City Light was created by the citizens of Seattle in 1902 to provide affordable, reliable, and environmentally responsible electric power to the City of Seattle and neighboring suburbs.