Pacific Power on track to meet 2019 renewable energy targets

Source: UTC, August 8, 2019

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission found Pacific Power, one of the state’s investor-owned electric utilities, is in compliance with state renewable energy requirements for 2019.

The Energy Independence Act, approved by voters in 2006, requires qualifying electric utilities to obtain a certain percentage of their electricity from eligible renewable resources, including wind, solar, and hydro power.

As part of the EIA requirements, Pacific Power filed a report detailing the company’s renewable portfolio and how it will supply at least 9 percent of its electric load through renewable sources for 2019.

The three-member commission determined that Pacific Power complied with the state renewable resource standard, acquiring its commission-approved target of 367,669 megawatt hours of renewable power.

The commission reviewed compliance by the state’s other investor-owned electric utilities, Puget Sound Energy and Avista, at its Aug. 8 open meeting, finding the two companies had also met their goals.

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