Weekly Clean Energy Transformation (CETA) Act Bulletin

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JUNE 30, 2020

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act Bulletin

Don’t forget to visit the CETA rulemaking webpage.



Commerce is requesting written comments on several draft rules by July 13

Following two recent workshops to discuss draft rule language, Commerce is requesting written comments on these sections:

  • 194-40-040 – Compliance reporting for the GHG Neutral Standard.
  • 194-40-050 – Submission of clean energy implementation plan.
  • 194-40-230 – Compliance using 2% incremental cost threshold.
  • 194-40-330 – Methodologies for energy efficiency and demand response resources.
  • 194-40-340 – Acquisition of new resources other than renewable resources and energy storage.
  • 194-40-350 – Use of alternative compliance options by utilities using 2% incremental cost threshold.
  • 194-40-360 – Temporary exemption, demonstration of plan to achieve full compliance.

Some stakeholders have already submitted comments on these sections as part of the June 8 or June 15 comment rounds. In addition, please note that Commerce has not yet included section 360 in a workshop discussion but would like to get written comments anyway.

The draft rule language can be found here. Please submit comments by July 13 by email to CETA@commerce.wa.gov.


Workshop schedule change

Commerce is cancelling the July 2 workshop and adding a workshop on Monday, Aug. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m.


Commerce developing tool to collect energy assistance program data pursuant to RCW 19.405.120(3)

Commerce has convened a technical advisory group (TAG) to support agency work on low-income energy assistance program data collection. The TAG will support development of a tool to collect utility program data as required by RCW 19.405.120(3)(b). The full scope of TAG work can be found on the CETA rulemaking webpage.


The tool will be tested among utility TAG members in the next month. Data collection will start July 31 and remain open until Nov. 13. Commerce will host a webinar on July 23 at 10 a.m. to demonstrate the survey tool and answer questions. Further details to follow. If you have questions about this process or the data tool, please contact Sarah Vorpahl (sarah.vorpahl@commerce.wa.gov).

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Details on these events are available on the CETA rulemaking webpage.




July 13

Comment deadline

Draft rule sections listed above

July 14



July 23


Webinar Utility data tool webinar

July 31

Data collection

Utility data collection starts

Aug. 3



Sept. 2


Streamlining EIA and CETA implementation

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