Weekly UTC Bulletin, March 16, 2020

Source: UTC, March 16, 2020.

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s 2019 clean energy legislation.  

The 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act 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. 

New announcements 

  • Tuesday’s Incremental Cost Requirements workshop has been rescheduled as a webinar-only workshop. Parties may participate by telephone, but participation by computer will make it easier to facilitate the discussion. The commission will not host an in-person meeting space. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. 

Meeting link: https://watech.webex.com/watech/j.php?MTID=m6faac380849a18b287ebc87b09be4140 

Password: CETA135! 

Join by phone: +1-415-655-0001, access code: 805 591 462 

  • The UTC is monitoring the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak and its impact on regulated companies and the public. We have added a COVID-19 response page to our website to keep you informed of any future changes to our operations. 

Upcoming events and deadlines  

Date Item Description 
March 17, 2020 Workshop Incremental Cost Requirements workshop with the Wash. Dept. of Commerce to discuss CETA compliance. Among other requirements, RCW 19.405.060(3) states that utilities may be considered compliant with CETA if they can demonstrate having made investments in compliance activities equal to a 2% increase in their sales revenue. This workshop will be part of the commission’s CEIP rulemaking (UE-191023). The workshop will take place via webinar, beginning at 9 a.m.: Meeting link: https://watech.webex.com/watech/j.php?MTID=m6faac380849a18b287ebc87b09be4140 Password: CETA135! Join by phone: +1-415-655-0001, access code: 805 591 462 

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