Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin- April 27

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, April 27, 2021

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.
  • On April 21, commission staff provided a technical assistance letter to electric companies concerning CETA requirements to provide energy assistance programs and funding by July 31, 2021. The letter is posted in docket UE-200629
Date               ItemDescription
May 7,
10 to 11:30 a.m.
EPRI and GTI presentation
to UTC (docket UE-210232)
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) will present their Low-Carbon Resources Initiative (LCRI) to the commission. The LCRI is a five-year initiative to accelerate the development and demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies.Presentation materials will be posted prior to the meeting.For questions related to the meeting, contact UTC policy advisor Brad Cebulko.
May 11,
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Joint UTC and Commerce
meeting (docket UE-210096)
This annual meeting will discuss the current, short-term, and long-term adequacy of energy resources to serve the state’s electric needs per RCW 19.280.065.An agenda will be posted by 5 p.m., Friday May 7, 2021. Presentation materials will be posted prior to the meeting.Interested persons may participate via Zoom or by calling 253-215-8782 and using meeting ID 833 5235 9906, passcode: 717532.For questions related to the meeting contact UTC policy advisor Steve Johnson.

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