Source: UTC, Dec 17, 2019
The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s 2019 clean energy legislation.
The Clean Energy Transformation Act, passed during the 2019 legislative session, requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by 2030 and source 100% of their electricity from renewable or non-carbon-emitting sources by 2045.
Over the next two years, the commission will conduct numerous rulemakings, workgroups, and other proceedings to implement these changes along with other energy legislation enacted during the 2019 session.
- On Jan. 28 the UTC and the Washington Dept. of Commerce will hold a workshop on energy assistance. Topics will include definitions for “low-income,” “energy assistance need,” and “energy burden.” These definitions are currently included in the UTC’s Energy Independence Act rulemaking and the UTC’s integrated resource plan rulemaking. The meeting will take place at UTC headquarters at a time to be announced later.
- Comments are due Friday for the commission’s integrated resource plan rulemaking.