Weekly UTC Bulletin- October 6

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, October 6, 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. 

Upcoming events and deadlines

DateItemDescription
   
Oct. 9Comments dueEnergy assistance policy statement (docket UE-200629). The commission invites stakeholders and the public to answer questions about energy assistance related to Section 12 of the Clean Energy Transformation Act. Comments and answers will inform a policy statement (docket UE-200629) tentatively scheduled for early 2021. Responses are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9. The notice can be found here.
Oct. 21Work sessionThe Markets Work Group (docket U-190760) is holding a public work session from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Oct. 21. The work session is the first of several work sessions. At the end of the workshop there will be an opportunity for public comment or questions. The workshop agenda and presentation materials, if any, will be posted to docket U-190760 by 5 p.m., Oct. 19.To participate via GoToMeeting, please use this link.To participate by phone, please call 877-309-2073 and enter access code 168-904-261.
Nov. 6Adoption hearingEnergy Independence Act rulemaking (UE-190652). The commission will hold a public hearing for the adoption of proposed rules in its EIA rulemaking on Friday, Nov. 6. 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 at the hearing.To participate via Microsoft Teams, please use this link.To participate by phone, please call (253) 372-2181 and enter conference ID 174 926 009#.

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