Weekly UTC Bulletin- October 27

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, October 27, 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
   
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#.
Nov. 12Comments dueIRP and CEIP rulemakings (dockets UE-190698 and UE-191023). On Oct. 14, the commission issued a notice of opportunity to file written comments and a notice of a proposed rule adoption hearing. The commission also released its CR-102 proposed draft rules and informed the public that the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (CR-102) will be filed with the Office of the Code Reviser by Oct. 21, 2020. Comments on the proposed rules are due Nov. 12.
Dec. 9Adoption hearingIRP and CEIP rulemakings (dockets UE-190698 and UE-191023). The commission will hold a public hearing for the adoption of proposed rules in its IRP and CEIP 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 at the hearing.To participate via Microsoft Teams, please use this link. To participate by phone, call (253) 372-2181 and enter the Conference ID: 918 823 796#.

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