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
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 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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April 20, 2021
New round of RD&D grants opening April 30, 2021
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, April 20, 2021 Up to $7.8 million in funding  available for Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) grants to support innovative and equitable clean energy projects. Phase One applications for a new round of RD&D grants opens on April 30 Approximately $7.8 million in funding is available under this round of […]

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April 20, 2021
Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- April 19
Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, April 19, 2021 Clean Energy Transformation Act Bulletin Don’t forget to visit the CETA rulemaking webpage. Announcements Energy burden and energy assistance data now available CETA requires the Washington State Department of Commerce and the state’s utilities to assess energy assistance available to low-income households across the state. Under RCW 19.405.120, […]

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February 26, 2021
Commerce awards $3.7 million for solar installations benefitting low-income communities
Clean energy projects will reduce energy burden for low-income households and nonprofit housing providers Source: Washington Department of Commerce, February 25, 2021 The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $3.7 million in grants for nine solar energy projects across the state. The projects will result in a total $6.1 million reduction in the energy […]

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December 17, 2020
Commerce awards $9.8 million for electric vehicle charging infrastructure throughout the state
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, December 17, 2020 Projects prioritize communities underserved by EV infrastructure and those disproportionately impacted by climate change and pollution from transportation systems OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $9.8 million in Electrification of Transportation Systems (ETS) grants for 14 projects in communities across the state. […]

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December 7, 2020
Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, December 7, 2020 Announcements CR-103 filing to come at the end of December Commerce will be filing its CR-103 by the end of December. We appreciate all the written and oral comments we received on Dec. 2 and we greatly appreciate everyone’s participation throughout the rulemaking process. We will notify […]

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