Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, January 5, 2021

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

  • The Washington State Department of Commerce and Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission adopted administrative rules for implementation of the Clean Energy Transformation Act, the state law passed last year requiring an electricity supply free of greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. The UTC’s adopted rules are from the Energy Independence Act (UE-190652), Clean Energy Implementation Plans and Integrated Resource Planning (UE-191023 and UE-190698 consolidated), and Purchase of Electricity/Resources (UE-190837).
  • 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. 

For more information on the UTC’s implementation of the Clean Energy Transformation Act, visit www.utc.wa.gov/CETA.