UTC Clean Energy Bulletin: Rulemaking changes due to state furloughs

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Washington Utilities & Transportation Commission

– June 26, 2020 –

UTC Clean Energy Bulletin

UTC announces rulemaking changes due to state furloughs 

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission announces scheduling changes to its work implementing Washington’s 2019 clean energy legislation in response to state furloughs. 

On June 17, Gov. Inslee announced that state employees will be required to take four furlough days before the week of July 25. After evaluating staff workload requirements and statutory deadlines required for Clean Energy Transformation Act rules, the commission announces the following changes to its rulemaking schedule: 

  • The second draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP, docket UE-190698) and Clean Energy Implementation Plan (CEIP, docket UE-191023) rules will be issued mid-August, with a target date of Aug. 14. These had initially been planned for release at the end of July. 

A CR-102 for IRP/CEIP rules will be issued in mid-October. Adoption hearings for these rulemakings will take place during the week of Nov. 30, with adoption orders issued no later than Dec. 31. 

  • The Purchase of Electricity rulemaking (docket UE-190837) schedule may change after commission staff review comments received June 29. 

Commission staff do not currently anticipate changes to the on-going Energy Independence Act rulemaking (docket UE-190652) 

These schedules are subject to change in the event of additional furlough requirements. The commission will communicate any additional changes to interested persons if and as those decisions are made. 

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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