Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, March 30, 2022
The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC or commission) invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s 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.
In the 2021-23 Omnibus Operating Appropriations Act, the commission received funding to “examine feasible and practical pathways for investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities to contribute their share to greenhouse gas emissions reductions as described in RCW 70A.45.020 [state law].”
The commission is conducting numerous rulemakings, workgroups, and other proceedings to implement in support of these bills and other recently enacted energy legislation.
Upcoming events and deadlines
|March 24||CR-102 in docket UE-210183||The commission’s filing of CR-102 in docket UE-210183 was filed on March 23, 2022. Comments are due 5 p.m. April 22, 2022.|
|May 6 at 9:30 a.m.||Adoption hearing for Market rulemaking, UE-210183||Rulemaking to consider adoption of Markets and Compliance Requirements for the Clean Energy Transformation Act.|
|Apr. 19||Performance-Based Regulation Phase 1 Scope and Expectation Workshop (Docket U-210590)Interested persons may contact Melissa Cheesman at (360) 489-5270, or email email@example.com.||The PBR implementation workshop is April 19, 2022. The Phase 1 workshop will discuss goals, desired outcomes, design principles, and identifying metrics. Please contact (360) 664-1139 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the docket mailing list.|
|May 6||Comments on PacifiCorp’s CEIP (Docket UE-210829)||On Jan. 7, 2022, the commission filed a notice for comment on PacifiCorp’s 2021 Clean Energy Implementation Plan. Interested persons should file comments by May 6.|