Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin-April 6

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, April 6, 2020


Commerce announces spring and summer workshops

Commerce has scheduled six additional CETA workshops for this spring and summer. Workshop dates and topics can be found on the CETA rulemaking webpage and under upcoming events and deadlines below. Details will be provided before the workshops.

Comment opportunity on thermal renewable energy credit (T-RECs) draft language

Commerce is now accepting comments on draft rule language for T-RECs. T-RECs represent the use of biomass energy for a secondary (non-power generation) purpose in a combined heat and power facility. They are an alternative compliance option under CETA’s Greenhouse Gas Neutral standard (RCW 19.405.040). The draft rules were discussed at a stakeholder workshop March 27, and materials from the meeting are available on the CETA rulemaking webpage. Please submit your comments to ceta@commerce.wa.gov by April 10.

On April 20, Commerce will host a virtual-only workshop to discuss the draft rules and stakeholder comments. Details will be provided before the workshop.

Emissions reporting draft language virtual-only workshop

Commerce will be hosting a virtual-only emissions reporting draft language workshop on April 28. Draft language and meeting details will be posted in advance of the meeting.

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

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

April 10Comment period deadlineThermal renewable energy credits
April 20Virtual-only workshopThermal renewable energy credits
April 28Virtual-only workshopEmissions reporting draft language
May 7Virtual-only workshopPlanning draft rule language
May 21 Virtual-only workshopPlanning and compliance draft rule language workshop
June 24WorkshopTBD
July 2WorkshopTBD
July 14WorkshopIncremental cost cap draft rule language
Sept. 2WorkshopStreamlining EIA and CETA implementation