File #: 2023-0263    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 7/25/2023 In control: Local Services and Land Use Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to energy storage systems; and amending Ordinance 10870, Section 43, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.06.015, Ordinance 10870, Section 44, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.06.020, Ordinance 10870, Section 45, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.06.025, Ordinance 10870, Section 330, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.08.030, Ordinance 10870, Section 333, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.08.060, Ordinance 10870, Section 336, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.08.090, Ordinance 10870, Section 337, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.08.100, Ordinance 10870, Section 354, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.12.170, Ordinance 10870, Section 359, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.12.220, Ordinance 10870, Section 388, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.16.030, Ordinance 10870, Section 390, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.16.050, Ordinance 10870, Section 391, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.16.060, adding new sections to K.C.C. 21A.06, and adding a new chapter to K.C.C. Title 21A.
Sponsors: Sarah Perry
Indexes: Energy
Attachments: 1. 2023-0263_SR_BESS, 2. 2023-0263_ATT2_S1 BESS Striker, 3. 2023-0263 S1_BESS Redline Striker, 4. 2023-0263_ATT4_T1_BESS Title Amd, 5. 2023-0263_SR_BESS_9.26.23, 6. 2023-0263_BESS_SEPA Environmental Checklist_signed_8.30.23, 7. PO 2023-0263 SEPA TD - BESS, 8. PO2023-0263 BESS SEPA Follow up memo 11-8-23, 9. Seattle Times Affidavit BESS, 10. 2023-0263_SR_BESS_3.20.24, 11. 2023-0263_ATT2_S2_BESS_Striking Amendment, 12. 2023-0263_ATT3_T2_BESS Title Amd, 13. 2023-0263_SR_BESS_7.17.24, 14. 2023-0263_ATT2_S3_BESS Striking Amendment, 15. 2023-0263_ATT3_T2_BESS Title Amd
Staff: Tracy, Jake
Drafter
Clerk 07/19/2023
Title
AN ORDINANCE relating to energy storage systems; and amending Ordinance 10870, Section 43, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.06.015, Ordinance 10870, Section 44, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.06.020, Ordinance 10870, Section 45, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.06.025, Ordinance 10870, Section 330, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.08.030, Ordinance 10870, Section 333, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.08.060, Ordinance 10870, Section 336, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.08.090, Ordinance 10870, Section 337, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.08.100, Ordinance 10870, Section 354, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.12.170, Ordinance 10870, Section 359, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.12.220, Ordinance 10870, Section 388, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.16.030, Ordinance 10870, Section 390, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.16.050, Ordinance 10870, Section 391, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.16.060, adding new sections to K.C.C. 21A.06, and adding a new chapter to K.C.C. Title 21A.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. Battery energy storage systems play a crucial role in modern energy supply by providing efficient and flexible storage for electricity generated from renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power. They help address the intermittent nature of these sources by storing excess electricity during times of low demand and releasing it when demand is high. This enhances grid stability and reliability when implemented on a region-wide scale, and increases the reliability of electricity supply for individual uses when installed to back up consumer-scale renewable energy generation systems.
2. By making renewable energy sources more reliable, battery energy storage systems can help King County meet its Strategic Climate Action Plan goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the county by eighty percent by 2050.
3. The use of battery energy storage systems has been rapidly increasing worldwide due to advancements in battery technology, decreasing costs, and the growing adoption of renewable ...

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