WA State Capital Budget Allocates $32,600,000 for Clean Energy Transition Projects

Correction 3:18 PM April 29

The Washington State Capital Budget, approved by the Legislature on Saturday, April 27, 2019, includes $32,600,000 in funding for Clean Energy capital projects. 

This is the fourth time that the Legislature has included a significant level of funding for Clean Energy projects in as many capital budgets.  In the prior three capital budgets, over $120,000,000 has been allocated—again signaling a strong commitment by the state to establish its leadership in energy technology.

The 2019-21 Capital Budget includes funding for:

  • Grid Modernization:  $6,107,000 (including Northwest Seaport Alliance shore power electrification:  $4,400,000)
  • Research, Development, & Deployment:  $8,100,000 (including Bioenergy: $1,000,000)
  • Loan Programs:  $3,000,000
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory grid scale storage facility: $8,300,000
  • Grays Harbor wave energy:  $593,000
  • Guemes Ferry electrification:  $1,500,000
  • Washington Maritime Innovation Center $5,000,000
  • Total:  $32,600,000

You can find the entire Washington State Capital Budget here.

2 thoughts on “WA State Capital Budget Allocates $32,600,000 for Clean Energy Transition Projects

  1. Congrats! Given the dollars are slightly declining over last year, do you think the CTA needs to do some strategic thinking? Maybe more emphasis on public awareness of the importance of public research funding?

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