Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin- May 10

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, May 10, 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 
June 13 Performance Based Rate Making – Opportunity to file written comments due by 5 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2022.Filing U-210590On May 2, the commission issued a notice of opportunity to file written comments seeking stakeholder feedback related to metric regulatory goals, desired outcomes, and design principles. File written comments by 5 p.m., Monday, June 13.
June 17Annual Resource Adequacy MeetingCommerce and the UTC will hold an annual resource adequacy meeting to discuss the current, short-term, and long-term adequacy of energy resources to serve the state’s needs. The agencies will submit a report of the meeting within 60 days to the governor and legislature.