Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin

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Washington Utilities & Transportation Commission

– Dec. 17, 2019 –

UTC Clean Energy Bulletin

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 Clean Energy Transformation Act, passed during the 2019 legislative session, requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by 2030 and source 100% of their electricity from renewable or non-carbon-emitting sources by 2045.

Over the next two years, the commission will conduct numerous rulemakings, workgroups, and other proceedings to implement these changes along with other energy legislation enacted during the 2019 session.

New announcements

Upcoming events and deadlines


Date Item Description
Dec. 20, 2019 Comments due

Integrated resource plan (IRP) rulemaking: On Nov. 6, the commission filed with the Office of the Code Reviser draft rules with proposed changes to its IRP rules. The commission requests public input on the timing and content of the IRPs as well as input on equity in planning.

The public is invited to comment on the proposals, which can be found at http://www.utc.wa.gov/190698.

Jan. 15, 2020 Meeting

Meeting of the Carbon and Electricity Markets Stakeholder Work Group, whose members were announced in November. The workgroup will assist the UTC and the Washington Dept. of Commerce in adopting rules for reporting wholesale power transactions to ensure the benefits of clean energy, such as renewable energy credits, are not double-counted between Washington and other states with carbon cap-and-trade programs.

Jan. 16, 2020 Workshop

Methodologies for Modeling the Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases joint workshop with the Washington Dept. of Commerce. The workshop will examine approaches to modeling the social cost of greenhouse gases in integrated resource planning as part of the agencies’ integrated resource plan rulemakings.

Jan. 28, 2020


Energy Assistance joint workshop with the Washington Dept. of Commerce. Topics will include definitions for “low-income,” “energy assistance need,” and “energy burden.” These definitions are currently included in the UTC’s Energy Independence Act rulemaking and the UTC’s integrated resource plan rulemaking.

Feb. 5, 2020 Workshop Equity and the Utility Planning Process joint workshop with the Washington Dept. of Commerce. The workshop will focus on equity provisions in the transition to 100% clean electricity and the equitable distribution of benefits in the utility planning process.

Tell us what you think

Voice your opinion on Washington state’s transition to 100% clean energy by participating in the proceedings above. To file a comment in UTC rulemakings, click here.

For more information on the UTC’s implementation of the Clean Energy Transformation Act, visit www.utc.wa.gov/CETA.

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