Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin – February 3

Source: WA Department of Commerce, Feb 3, 2020

Don’t forget to visit the CETA rulemaking webpage.


Commerce and UTC will convene a workshop on equity and the utility planning process

The Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) and Commerce will convene a joint workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 5. This workshop will focus on equity provisions in the transition to 100% clean electricity and the equitable distribution of benefits in the utility planning process. The official notice for the workshop can be found here. The meeting agenda will be posted on the CETA rulemaking webpage ahead of the workshop.

Comments requested on the rate impact provision in CETA

Commerce is conducting a workshop with the UTC on March 17 to discuss the methodology for calculating the incremental cost of CETA compliance. This provision is RCW 19.405.060(4) for consumer-owned utilities. To help prepare for that workshop, Commerce is requesting written comments from stakeholders. The UTC requested comments on the same topic, as applied to investor-owned utilities, in Docket UE-191023. Comments are due Feb. 28, and the request for comment is available on Commerce’s CETA rulemaking webpage.

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Details on these events are available on the CETA rulemaking webpage.