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

Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, July 6, 2020


Commerce is requesting written comments by July 13 on several draft rules

Following two recent workshops to discuss draft rule language, Commerce is requesting written comments on these sections:

  • 194-40-040 – Compliance reporting for the GHG Neutral Standard.
  • 194-40-050 – Submission of clean energy implementation plan.
  • 194-40-230 – Compliance using 2% incremental cost threshold.
  • 194-40-330 – Methodologies for energy efficiency and demand response resources.
  • 194-40-340 – Acquisition of new resources other than renewable resources and energy storage.
  • 194-40-350 – Use of alternative compliance options by utilities using 2% incremental cost threshold.
  • 194-40-360 – Temporary exemption, demonstration of plan to achieve full compliance.

Some stakeholders have already submitted comments on these sections as part of the June 8 or June 15 comment rounds. In addition, please note that Commerce has not yet included section 360 in a workshop discussion but would like to get written comments anyway.

The draft rule language can be found here. Please submit comments by July 13, by email to CETA@commerce.wa.gov.

Workshop schedule changes and Bonneville Power Administration Presentation

Commerce is cancelling the July 14 workshops and adding presentation by the Bonneville Power Administration on Tuesday, July 14, 8 to 9 a.m. and a workshop on Monday, Aug. 3, from 1 to 4 pm. Meeting materials will be released ahead of these events.

Commerce developing tool to collect energy assistance program data pursuant to RCW 19.405.120(3)

Commerce has convened a technical advisory group (TAG) to support agency work on low-income energy assistance program data collection. The TAG will support development of a tool to collect utility program data as required by RCW 19.405.120(3)(b). A full scope of TAG work can be found on the Commerce webpage.

The tool will be tested among utility TAG members in the next month. Data collection will start July 31 and remain open until Nov. 13. Commerce will host a webinar on July 23 at 10 a.m. to demonstrate the survey tool and answer questions. Further details to follow. If you have questions about this process or the data tool, please contact Sarah Vorpahl (sarah.vorpahl@commerce.wa.gov).

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

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

July 13Comment deadlineDraft rule sections listed above
July 14WebinarBonneville Power Administration presentation
July 23WebinarUtility data tool webinar
July 31Data collectionUtility data collection starts
Aug. 3WorkshopTBD
Sept. 2WorkshopStreamlining EIA and CETA implementation