Seattle City Light - Net Metering (Washington)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Washington

Name Seattle City Light - Net Metering
Incentive Type Net Metering
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Wind, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Aggregate Capacity Limit Credited to the following month, then granted to the utility at end of annual period with no compensation
Applicable Utilities 25 kW

REC Ownership Yes

Date added to DSIRE 2002-08-29
Last DSIRE Review 2007-07-19

References DSIRE[1]


Seattle City Light offers Net Metering to customers who wish to generate their own electricity with fuel cells, solar, wind or hydro powered electric systems of 25 kilowatts or less in generating capacity. Net excess generation is credited to the customer's next monthly bill. At the beginning of each calendar year, any remaining unused kilowatt-hour credit accumulated during the previous year must be granted to the utility, without any compensation to the customer. Net metering packets are available from the Web site or by contacting the Conservation Hotline: (206) 684-3800 or Account Services: (206) 684-3000.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Jack Brautigam
Department Seattle City Light
Division Energy Management Services Division
Address 700 Fifth Ave., Suite 3300

Place Seattle, Washington
Zip/Postal Code 98104-5031
Phone (206) 684-3954


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"