Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin

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Washington Utilities & Transportation Commission

– March 10, 2020 –

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 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act 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

  • The UTC is monitoring the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak and its impact on regulated companies and the public. We have added a COVID-19 response page to our website to keep you informed of any future changes to our operations. While we do not restrict any person from attending commission public meetings in person, we encourage remote participation when possible. If you do not feel comfortable attending in person or your organization has enacted a required telework policy, you are able to call in. If you feel sick, we ask that you do not attend in person. 


Upcoming events and deadlines


Date Item Description
March 13, 2020

Comments due

Purchases of Electricity rulemaking (UE-190837). The commission requests public input on how these rules will address resource purchases, CETA requirements (including ensuring that all customers are benefiting from the transition to clean energy), and the use of an independent evaluator.

March 17, 2020 Workshop

Incremental Cost Requirements workshop with the Wash. Dept. of Commerce to discuss CETA compliance. Among other requirements, RCW 19.405.060(3) states that utilities may be considered compliant with CETA if they can demonstrate having made investments in compliance activities equal to a 2% increase in their sales revenue. This workshop will be part of the commission’s CEIP rulemaking (UE-191023).

The workshop will take place via webinar. The commission will not host an in-person meeting space.

Password: CETA135! 

Join by phone: +1-415-655-0001, access code: 805 591 462 

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.

The commission is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to participants with disabilities at its facilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for these workshops or meetings, please contact the commission at least one business day prior to the event by calling 1-360-664-1132 or by sending an email to human_resources@utc.wa.gov. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

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

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