WA Clean Energy Transformation Act: Updated Draft Rule Language

Source: CETA rulemaking web page.

The Washington State Department of Commerce has updated the draft rule language to implement two provisions of Washington’s 2019 clean electricity legislation. The revised language reflects comments received from stakeholders on Sept. 6. Here are the changes:

  • Incremental hydro and renewable energy certificates The revised language removes the reference to month in the definition of “vintage,” and it clarifies that electricity may be stored without affecting its renewable energy credits.
  • Cost values for social cost of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions The revised language specifies the inflation factor to be used in adjusting the specified cost values and provides an example. It also adds rule language necessary to create a new chapter in the Washington Administrative Code.