Weekly Clean Energy Transformation (CETA) Act Bulletin

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JUly 21, 2020

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act Bulletin

Don’t forget to visit the CETA rulemaking webpage.



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). A full scope of TAG work can be found on Commerce's Energy Assistance under the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) 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 at 10 a.m. on July 23 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).


Joint Utilities And Transportation Commission (UTC) - Commerce workshop 

Commerce will conduct a joint workshop with the UTC on potential rules about delivery requirements for renewable electricity used to meet the CETA Greenhouse Gas Neutral Standard. The specific provision is RCW 19.405.040(1)(a), and Commerce’s draft rule is 194-40-320. The workshop is on July 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Meeting materials will be made available on the CETA rulemaking webpage prior to the meeting.

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

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




July 23


Utility data tool webinar

July 27


Bundling workshop

July 31

Data collection

Utility data collection starts

Aug. 3



Aug. 14

Draft rules

Commerce will publish its second draft of CETA rules (tentative)

Sept. 2


Streamlining EIA and CETA implementation

Learn more