July 27, 2021
Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin
Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, July 27, 2021 New workshops, rulemakings, and upcoming 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 requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by […]

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July 27, 2021
Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, July 27, 2021 Energy assistance reporting template and “how to” webinar recording available All electric utilities are required to provide an assessment of energy assistance programs to Commerce by February 1, 2022 as part of compliance with RCW 19.405.120(4). An outline of the requirements for the reporting template is now available […]

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July 20, 2021
Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin
Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, July 20, 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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July 20, 2021
Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- July 20
Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, July 20, 2021 Energy assistance reporting template and “how to” webinar recording available All electric utilities are required to provide an assessment of energy assistance programs to Commerce by February 1, 2022 as part of compliance with RCW 19.405.120(4). An outline of the requirements for the reporting template is now […]

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July 19, 2021
Grid Resiliency Q&A #2
Grid resiliency continues to be a top priority for consumers and utilities alike. From the heat wave that pushed the Pacific Northwest's grid to the limit to California wildfires once again pushing the state closer to blackouts, grid resiliency remains a salient issue.

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July 14, 2021
The Impact of Excessive Heat on the Power Grid
In June 2021, the Pacific Northwest suffered the worst heat wave in recorded history. Since record keeping began in 1894, only three days have ever recorded a temperature of over 100° F, but June 2021 had three consecutive days of temperatures over 100° F. The unprecedented heat wave devastated crops, with the U.S.  Department of […]

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July 14, 2021
Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- July 13
Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, July 13, 2021 Don’t forget to visit the CETA rulemaking webpage. Resource Adequacy meeting summary published As required by RCW 19.280.065, Commerce and the Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) submitted to the governor and legislature a summary of the first annual Resource Adequacy meeting convened by the two agencies on May 11, […]

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July 12, 2021
Rulemaking Notice: Amending WAC 365-230
Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, July 12, 2021 Updating clearance standards for lead in dust on floors and windows for lead-based paint programs  This rulemaking will align Commerce with the Environmental Protection Agency’s updated clearance standards for lead in dust on floors and windows in homes or children’s facilities, and existing definitions for “landlord” […]

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June 28, 2021
Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- June 28
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, June 28, 2021 Draft CEIP template comment deadline June 29, 2021 Commerce is requesting stakeholder feedback on its draft Clean Energy Implementation Plan (CEIP) template. Comments received will be used to improve the template and inform the instructions section of the template. The template and a recording of the CEIP […]

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