June 3, 2021
Energy Retrofits for Public Buildings Program update
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, June 3, 2021 Coming Soon: Solar Grants! Our solar grant funding opportunity is coming soon. Solar Grants provide competitive funding to install solar at existing public buildings and facilities, such as schools, hospitals, civic buildings, and wastewater treatment plants. Solar Grants cut energy costs, reduce pollution, and showcase solar in […]

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June 1, 2021
Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin- June 6
Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, June 6, 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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June 1, 2021
Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- June 1
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, June 1, 2021 Announcements Commerce issues rulemaking order  Commerce has adopted a rule to define two terms used in CETA: energy assistance need and low-income. The rule defines energy assistance need as the amount of assistance necessary to achieve an energy burden equal to 6% of household income for utility […]

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May 26, 2021
May 28 – Phase one application deadline for Clean Energy RD&D grants
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, May 26, 2021 Phase One applications are due by 5 p.m. on May 28, 2021 This announcement is a reminder to all entities interested in applying to the Clean Energy RD&D funding opportunity. As announced previously, Commerce opened a new round of Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) grants on April 30, […]

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May 24, 2021
Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- May 24
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, May 24, 2021 Clean Energy Transformation Act Bulletin Don’t forget to visit the CETA rulemaking webpage. Announcements Comment period for storage accounting extended to June 2 Deadline: June 2, 2021 Commerce and the Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) are resuming their work to adopt rules implementing CETA. The agencies are inviting […]

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May 21, 2021
Rulemaking Notice: Revising WAC 365-135
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, May 21, 2021 Establishing conformance in reallocation dates for the Bond Cap Allocation program This rulemaking will provide conformance with the provisions of RCW 39.86, which were amended in 2010, to establish consistency in release/reallocation dates for initial bond cap set-asides from September 1 to July 1. This will affect […]

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May 17, 2021
Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- May 17
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, May 17, 2021 Announcements Comment period for storage accounting extended Deadline: June 2, 2021 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 […]

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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
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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