Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin- April 26

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, April 26, 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 
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. 
May 6 Comments due on PacifiCorp’s Clean Energy Implementation Plan Docket UE-210829 On Jan. 7, the commission filed a notice for comment on PacifiCorp’s 2021 Clean Energy Implementation Plan. Interested persons should file comments by May 6. 
 May 10 at 10:30 a.m.  Workshop on developing a UTC jurisdictional specific cost-effectiveness test for distributed energy resources Docket UE-210804 On April 6, the commission filed a notice of virtual workshop #1 for the staff investigation developing a UTC jurisdictional specific cost-effectiveness test for distributed energy resources incorporating CETA policies. 

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. 

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

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