Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, November 9, 2020


CR-102 Submitted for Phase 2 of the CETA rules

Commerce filed proposed rule language on Oct. 21 to implement the Clean Energy Transformation Act, Washington’s landmark clean electricity legislation enacted in 2019. The proposed rules will be published in November in the Washington State Register, and Commerce has scheduled a formal hearing and written comment opportunity on Dec. 2. The Legislature has directed Commerce to adopt rules implementing CETA by Dec. 31.

Commerce has posted the proposed rules and supporting documents on its CETA rulemaking webpage. These documents include the rule language, a marked up comparison to the second discussion draft, and a summary of stakeholder comments and agency responses.

Utility Energy Assistance Program Survey

Commerce’s data survey tool for utility data collection on low-income energy assistance programs is available on the Energy Assistance under CETA webpage. Instructions (both PDF and Word versions) of the survey questions are also available on the webpage. The tool will remain open until Nov. 13. If you have questions about this process or the data tool, please contact Sarah Vorpahl (sarah.vorpahl@commerce.wa.gov).

Upcoming events and deadlines

Nov. 13Submission deadlineUtility energy assistance program survey
Dec. 2Public hearing and commentsPublic hearing and deadline for stakeholder comments