May 13, 2021
Grid Resiliency in the Spotlight
Grid resiliency has been on everyone’s mind lately. From the rolling blackouts in California during the wildfires last year to the outages in Texas this past February, ensuring we have a reliable power grid is a priority for utilities and consumers alike. With climate change accelerating extreme weather events and making them more frequent and […]

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May 13, 2021
Grid Modernization Grant Update- Deadline Extended
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, May 13, 2021 Application deadline extended to 5 p.m. June 15  Commerce has extended the deadline for the current Grid Modernization program funding opportunity. Applications are now due by 5 p.m. PT on June 15, 2021. Up to $4.6 million is available to support electric utilities in deploying grid modernization projects that facilitate […]

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May 11, 2021
Benefits of the Clean Energy Fund
Developed by Governor Jay Inslee, the Clean Energy Fund supports the development, demonstration and deployment of clean energy technologies. The CleanTech Alliance worked in partnership with the Washington Department of Commerce to encourage support of the first Clean Energy Fund in 2013 and we’ve been involved in every funding cycle since. Bigger Bang for the Buck:  The first two […]

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May 11, 2021
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 […]

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May 10, 2021
Coal Cost Crossover 2.0 Interactive
Source: Energy Innovation Center, May 4, 2021 This visual interactive feature allows users to explore the major findings of the Coal Cost Crossover 2.0 report. Users can scroll to view interactive maps showing the specific locations of uneconomic coal plants and regions where new solar or new wind resources would be cheaper than existing coal. […]

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May 10, 2021
Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- May 10
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, May 10, 2021 Announcements Joint Commerce/UTC resource adequacy meeting May 11, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Commerce is partnering with the Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) to hold an annual meeting to discuss issues related to resource adequacy for utilities in Washington. Meeting details and materials will be posted on […]

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May 7, 2021
Reminder for Grid Modernization Program – Application Deadline
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, May 7, 2021 Applications are due by 5 p.m. on May 18, 2021 This is a reminder to all retail electric utility representatives interested in applying for the current Grid Modernization program funding opportunity. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on May 18, 2021. Commerce previously announced a new application period for […]

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May 6, 2021
Fusion Industry Association Announces Independent Incorporation and Expansion
Source: Fusion Industry Association, May 5, 2021 he Fusion Industry Association (FIA) today officially incorporated as a newly independent non-profit association representing the private fusion industry. The FIA will continue to be led by Andrew Holland and has a new board of directors composed of Bob Mumgaard, CEO of Commonwealth Fusion Systems, Christofer Mowry, CEO of General Fusion, and Michl Binderbauer, […]

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May 3, 2021
Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, May 3, 2021 Announcements CETA rulemaking resumes with questions about storage accounting Commerce and the Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) are resuming their work to adopt rules implementing CETA. The agencies are inviting stakeholder comments on possible rules concerning the tracking and accounting of electricity used and provided in energy […]

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May 3, 2021
Commerce Now Accepting Applications for the Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Program
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, May 3, 2021 As announced previously, Commerce opened a new round of Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) grants on April 30, 2021. Approximately $7.8 million in grants are available under this round of funding for Washington-based entities to engage in strategic research and development of new and emerging clean energy technologies […]

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