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RES2717 CITY OF RENTON, WASHINGTON RESOLUTION NO. 2717 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF RENTON, WASHINGTON ADOPTING THE STREET LIGHTING CONTINGENCY CURTAILMENT PLAN FOR THE CITY OF RENTON. WHEREAS energy shortages may require cutbacks in energy use, and WHEREAS street light use can be planned to optimize available energy use, and WHEREAS such planning is necessary both for Renton and throughout the state, NOW THEREFORE THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RENTON, WASHINGTON, DO RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS: SECTION I : The above statements are true and correct. SECTION II : The Street Lighting Contingency Curtailment Plan for the City of Renton, attached and incorporated by reference as if fully set forth, is hereby adopted. PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL this 9th day of May, 1988. Maxine E. Motor, City Clerk APPROVED BY THE MAYOR this 9th day of May, 1988 . i 1 Earl Clymer, ` or Approved as to form: Lawrence J. W ren, City Attorney RES. 14 :5\2\88 :as . STREET LIGHTING CONTINGENCY CURTAILMENT PLAN CITY OF RENTON I. INTRODUCTION Energy supply shortages may occur because of severe droughts, strikes in the fuel producer's sector or the transmission sector or embargoes. Street light contingency planning for a power shortage is one element in the Washington State Electrical Contingency Plan process. The Electri- cal Contingency Plan is a process whereby local governments, private business and utilities work together in developing a specific plan of action to deal with severe cut back of energy. This pre-planning process is essential so as to minimize the environmental , economic and social effects of a severe electrical shortage. State governments in the Bonneville Power Administration region, through the Pacific North- west Regional Power Commission, have developed Electrical Curtailment Plans. The strategy is to maximize available supplies and reduce demand, initially by voluntary means and then through mandatory action in the event of an electrical power shortage. It is not the intent of this document to reiterate the Washington State Electrical Contingency Plan, but to describe the Street Lighting Contingency Curtailment Plan for the City of Renton in the event of an electrical power shortage declared by the Washington State Governor. II. TRIGGER MECHANISM In the event of a power shortage, increasing stringent curtailment for street lighting is to occur, as is described in the following sections when the Washington State Governor declares an energy alert that activates Stage I, II and Stage III of the Voluntary and Mandatory Curtailment Action Plan which is part of the Washington State Electrical Contingency Plan. A copy of the Washington State Electrical Contingency Plan is available in the City's Traffic Engineer's office. III. POWER SHORTAGE ACTION PLAN FOR STREET LIGHTING A. In the event of a declared power shortage, curtailment of street lighting shall begin on the lowest average daily volume streets and progressively reduce the lighting levels in the following priority array as per street classification. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Priority Array Local Collector Minor Arterial Principal Arterial 1. Residential --- --- --- --- 2. Industrial --- --- --- --- 3. Commercial --- --- --- --- a 2 NOTE: Street lights at intersections shall remain activated due to the high amount of potential traffic conflict. B. STAGE I - Voluntary reduction of electrical power through street lighting: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Priority Array Local Collector Minor Arterial Princii)al Arterial 1. Residential 20% --- --- 2. Industrial 20% --- --- --- 3. Commercial 20% --- --- --- NOTE: The above curtailment refers to city owned only lighting deactivation. C. STAGE II - Mandatory curtailment of electrical power through street lighting deactivation. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Priority Array Local. Collector Minor Arterial Principal Arterial 1. Residential 50% 10% --- --- 2. Industrial 50% 10% --- --- 3. Commercial 20% 10% --- NOTE: The above curtailment refers to city owned only lighting systems. D. STAGE III - Mandatory curtailment of electrical power through street light deactivation. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Priority Array Local Collector Minor Arterial Principal Arterial 1. Residential 50% 50% 50% 10%* 2. Industrial 50% 50% 50% 10%* 3. Commercial 50% 50% 50% 10%* I * NOTE: Should condition persist for Stage III above for six months or longer, then and only then should street light curtailment for principal arterials be considered. Curtailment of street lights should only occur on principal arterial as a last resort for reducing power consumption. E. In all stages above where reduction in street lighting is being considered, the safety of the travelling public and general welfare of the citizens of the City shall be considered before deactivation �Z r .a 3 shall occur. If exceptional conditions exist which could cause an unusually unsafe condition, at the Traffic Engineer's discretion, those locations may be exempt from a power curtailment action. (A:008)