To replace the peak energy use of natural gas for Seattle, we would need to build more than 51,000 wind turbines across 7.4 million acres. That is 138 times the footprint of Seattle and nearly 40 times the amount of wind farms that exist in Washington today.
Ask Seattle City Council to Analyze Implications of a Ban on Natural Gas
For more than 145 years, Puget Sound Energy has provided local energy service for communities across Washington and proudly serves more than 1.5 million customers today. Natural gas is used by nearly 150,000 customers in homes and business in Seattle—it’s what they use to cook, heat water and do laundry every day. And on the coldest days, PSE’s natural gas system provides about two-thirds of the energy used by the city of Seattle.
Seattle City Council has proposed an ordinance that would ban natural gas in new buildings. We believe the policy being considered by the Seattle City Council has serious implications for our customers and our dedicated employees—it’s why we’re asking city leaders to conduct critical analysis before considering a ban on natural gas.