Weekly UTC Bulletin- July 14

Source: Utilities & Transportation Commission, July 14, 2020

New workshops, rulemakings, and upcoming dates

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 (CETA) 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.

The commission is conducting numerous rulemakings, workgroups, and other proceedings to implement these changes along with other energy legislation enacted during the 2019 session. 

New announcements

  • Commission headquarters remain closed to the public. Our staff are following Gov. Inslee’s phased reopening plan by teleworking. Open meetings and other official business will continue remotely during this closure. Please see the commission’s COVID-19 response page for more information on impacts to our operations and regulated industries.
  • Wednesday’s workshop for the Markets Workgroup has revised call-in information. Please see the event table below for the new information.

Upcoming events and deadlines

July 15, 2020WorkshopThe Markets Workgroup will hold a workshop on Wednesday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., to discuss methods for energy, emissions, and renewable attributes accounting and how those methods interact with energy market frameworks, including the California Independent System Operator Energy Imbalance Market and Enhanced Day-Ahead Market. The public is invited to participate in the workshop. An agenda and meeting materials can be found here.The call-in number and web connection has changed. Please find the updated participation information here:To participate via Zoom, please use the following link:https://pacificorp.zoom.us/j/97350557063?wd=emJmUktHSDZWU3ZBMDVvRHl6UDRxQT09To participate by phone, please dial-in by your location:        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)Meeting ID: 973 5055 7063Password: 770923
July 16, 2020WorkshopPurchases of Electricity rulemaking (docket UE-190837). The commission will hold a workshop at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, to discuss the draft rules as well as stakeholder responses to questions posed in the commission’s June 1 notice. A full agenda will be posted prior to the workshop.To participate via Skype, please use the following link: https://lync.wa.gov/utc.wa.gov/meet/aldcalendar/3K5CNQQKTo participate by phone, please call (360) 407-3810 and enter conference ID 6103028.
July 28, 2020Adoption hearingEnergy Independence Act rulemaking (UE-190652). The commission will hold a public hearing for the adoption of proposed rules in its EIA rulemaking. The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, the commission will host the adoption hearing virtually. Interested persons may comment on the proposed rules during the hearing.  To participate via Skype, please use the following link: https://lync.wa.gov/utc.wa.gov/meet/aldcalendar/SCBP2T4BTo participate by phone, please call (360) 407-3810 and enter conference ID 28778362.