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SEATTLE CITY LIGHT AND BOEING LAUNCH RECORD ENERGY CONSERVATION PARTNERSHIP; CONSERVATION SAVES CUSTOMERS $11 MILLION IN 1992

 SEATTLE, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Seattle City Light:
 It's a fitting coincidence: On the same day that Seattle City Light Superintendent Roberta Palm Bradley delivers the utility's Energy Conservation Annual Report to Mayor Norm Rice and the Seattle City Council, the utility's Energy Management Division will present its largest customer with the biggest conservation incentive that customer has ever seen.
 City Light will deliver a check for $355,344 to The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) today, as an incentive to install 10 premium efficiency motors, two massive high-efficiency chillers and 3,002 energy-efficient lighting fixtures. With the new equipment, Boeing will save $47,669 per year in energy costs, achieving payback on its investment in less than two years. In the process, City Light will free up nearly 1.3 million kilowatt-hours of otherwise wasted electricity per year, which defers the utility's need for new power plants.
 According to its 1992 Energy Conservation Annual Report, customer savings in 1992 alone surpassed $11 million. The combined effect of City Light's programs could power the equivalent of roughly 20,000 Seattle-area homes.
 City Light's residential, commercial and industrial conservation participants have saved almost $91 million on electric bills since City Light began offering conservation incentive programs in 1977. Savings from energy efficiency measures installed through the programs will continue accumulating for years, in some cases decades, to come.
 "Conservation is good for the ratepayers, good for local business and good for our environment," said Rice.
 According to Marc Sullivan, City Light's Energy Management Services director, those savings outlined in the conservation annual report are "one more indication of the multiple benefits of conservation to our community. Participants get lower bills. The local economy benefits from their increased disposable income and greater competitiveness of local businesses. Meanwhile, we're able to defer new power plants -- a plus for the environment."
 Bradley pointed to other 1992 conservation accomplishments, including innovative programs such as Home Water Savers Program, and laying the ground work for an aggressive "conservation ramp-up."
 The "ramp up" refers to City Light's plan, adopted last year, to dramatically increase its conservation goals. The plan will save enough energy between 1992 and 2003 to meet all of the utility's expected load growth over those years.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: City Light will present Boeing with the check at a 1:30 p.m. ceremony today. Those needing directions or a copy of Seattle City Light's 1992 Energy Conservation Annual Report, call Seattle City Light/
 /CONTACT: Scott Forslund of Seattle City Light, 206-386-4233/
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