Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, May 11, 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.
Date               ItemDescription
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.

Tell us what you think 

Voice your opinion on Washington state’s transition to 100% clean energy by participating in the proceedings above. You can also file a comment in UTC rulemakings electronically.  

The commission is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to participants with disabilities at its facilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for these workshops or meetings, please contact the commission at least one business day prior to the event by calling 1-360-664-1132 or by sending an email to human_resources@utc.wa.gov. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384. 

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