Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin- April 12

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, April 12, 2022

Upcoming workshops, rulemakings, and other dates

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   

Date  Item  Description 
March 24   CR-102 in docket UE-210183 The commission filed a CR-102 in docket UE-210183 on March 23. Comments are due 5 p.m. April 22. 
May 6 at 9:30 a.m.Adoption hearing for Market rulemaking, UE-210183Rulemaking to consider adoption of Markets and Compliance Requirements for the Clean Energy Transformation Act.
Apr. 19  Performance-Based Regulation Phase One Scope and Expectation Workshop (Docket U-210590)Interested persons may contact Melissa Cheesman at (360) 489-5270, or email melissa.cheesman@utc.wa.govThe UTC is holding a workshop on April 19 to discuss scope and expectations for performance-based ratemaking. Phase One outcomes will be to establish regulatory goals, desired outcomes, design principles, and identify performance metrics. Please contact (360) 664-1139 or email records@utc.wa.gov to be added to the docket mailing list. 
 May 6  Comments on PacifiCorp’s Clean Energy Implementation Plan (Docket UE-210829On 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. 

Remote Operations 

The UTC building is now open to the public by appointment only, however public events will remain virtual through 2022. Visit www.utc.wa.gov/visit for more information.

Please see the commission’s COVID-19 response page for more information on impacts to our operations and regulated industries.