Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, July 21, 2020

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 Commerce’s Energy Assistance under the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) 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 at 10 a.m. on July 23 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).

Joint Utilities And Transportation Commission (UTC) – Commerce workshop 

Commerce will conduct a joint workshop with the UTC on potential rules about delivery requirements for renewable electricity used to meet the CETA Greenhouse Gas Neutral Standard. The specific provision is RCW 19.405.040(1)(a), and Commerce’s draft rule is 194-40-320. The workshop is on July 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Meeting materials will be made available on the CETA rulemaking webpage prior to the meeting.

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

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

July 23WebinarUtility data tool webinar
July 27WorkshopBundling workshop
July 31Data collectionUtility data collection starts
Aug. 3WorkshopTBD
Aug. 14Draft rulesCommerce will publish its second draft of CETA rules (tentative)
Sept. 2WorkshopStreamlining EIA and CETA implementation