Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin- November 3

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission

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. 
  • The Commission will hold a workshop to discuss topics that will inform the energy assistance policy statement in docket UE-200629. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Exact time and additional details will be provided later.
  • Purchases of electricity rulemaking (docket UE-190837). On Nov. 2, the commission filed the CR-102 proposed draft rules. Comments are due by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1. 

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. 1WorkshopEnergy assistance policy statement (docket UE-200629). The commission invites stakeholders and the public to a workshop about energy assistance related to Section 12 of the Clean Energy Transformation Act. The workshop will help the commission determine guidance for the policy statement (docket UE-200629) tentatively scheduled for early 2021. Additional details including potential discussion topics and workshop time will be provided in the near future.
Dec. 1 Comments due Purchases of electricity rulemaking (docket UE-190837). On Nov. 3, the commission issued a notice of opportunity to file written comments on the purchase of electricity CR-102 proposed draft rules by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1.
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#.
Dec. 14 Adoption hearingPurchases of electricity rulemaking (docket UE-190837). On Nov. 3, the commission issued a notice of the adoption hearing at 9:30 a.m., Monday, Dec.14.To participate via Microsoft Teams, please use this link. To participate by phone, call (253) 372-2181 and enter the Conference ID: 733 235 722#.

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