Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin

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Washington Utilities & Transportation Commission

– Dec. 1, 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 (CETA) 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.

The commission is conducting numerous rulemakings, workgroups, and other proceedings to implement these changes along with other energy legislation enacted during the 2019 session. 

New announcements

  • Commission headquarters remain closed to the public. Our staff are following Gov. Inslee’s phased reopening plan by teleworking. Open meetings and other official business will continue remotely during this closure. Please see the commission’s COVID-19 response page for more information on impacts to our operations and regulated industries. 
  • The Markets Work Group (docket U-190760will hold its second public work session from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Dec. 18. 

Upcoming events and deadlines


Date Item Description

Dec. 1


Energy assistance policy statement (docket UE-200629). The commission invites stakeholders and the public to a workshop about energy assistance related to Section 12 of the Clean Energy Transformation Act. The workshop will help the commission determine guidance for the policy statement (docket UE-200629) tentatively scheduled for early 2021. The workshop will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 1. The commission formally noticed the workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The notice included the agenda and discussion questions.

Participate via Microsoft Teams, or to participate by phone, call (253) 372-2181 and enter the Conference ID: 396 931 752#.

Dec. 3 


Comments due 


Purchases of electricity rulemaking (docket UE-190837). On Nov. 3, the commission issued a notice of opportunity to file written comments on the purchase of electricity CR-102 proposed draft rules by 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3. 

Dec. 3 

Comments due 

IRP and CEIP rulemakings (docket UE-190698 and UE-191023). On Nov. 5, the commission issued a notice of opportunity to file written comments by 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3 on stakeholder filed draft rule language addressing compliance, verification, and documentation of “use” in RCW 19.405.040(1). 

Dec. 9

Adoption hearing

IRP and CEIP rulemakings (dockets UE-190698 and UE-191023). The commission will hold a public hearing for the adoption of proposed rules in its IRP and CEIP rulemaking. The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, the commission will host the adoption hearing virtually. Interested persons may comment on the proposed rules at the hearing.  

Participate via Microsoft Teamsor tparticipate by phone, call (253) 372-2181 and enter the Conference ID: 918 823 796#. 

Dec. 11 

Comments due 

Energy assistance policy statement (docket UE-200629). Stakeholders will have the opportunity to file written comments to supplement their Dec. 1, workshop remarks or provide any additional comments for commission considerationThe commission formally noticed the opportunity to file written comments on Wednesday, Nov. 18Comments are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11. 

Dec. 14


Adoption hearing

Purchases of electricity rulemaking (docket UE-190837). On Nov. 3, the commission issued a notice of the adoption hearing at 9:30 a.m., Monday, Dec.14. 

Participate via Microsoft Teamsor tparticipate by phone, call (253) 372-2181 and enter the Conference ID: 733 235 722#. 

Dec. 18 

Work session 

The Washington Markets Work Group (docket U-190760) is holding its second public virtual work session from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Dec18. During the work session, the workgroup will identify areas for consideration, and possible alternatives for the agencies to consider in rulemaking. The workshop agenda and presentation materials, if any, will be posted to this docket by 5 p.m., Dec16. There will be an opportunity for public comment following the public work session. 

Participate via GoToMeetingor to participate by phone, call 866-899-4679 and enter the Access Code: 197-684-365. 

Tell us what you think

Voice your opinion on Washington state’s transition to 100% clean energy by participating in the proceedings above. You can also file a comment in UTC rulemakings electronically.  

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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