Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin

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Washington Utilities & Transportation Commission

– May 10, 2022 –

UTC Clean Energy Bulletin

Upcoming workshops, rulemakings, and other dates

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC or commission) invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s 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.  

In the 2021-23 Omnibus Operating Appropriations Act, the commission received funding to “examine feasible and practical pathways for investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities to contribute their share to greenhouse gas emissions reductions as described in RCW 70A.45.020 [state law].” 

The commission is conducting numerous rulemakings, workgroups, and other proceedings to implement in support of these bills and other recently enacted energy legislation. 


Upcoming events and deadlines  




June 13 

Performance Based Rate Making - Oppurtunity to file written comments due by 5 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2022.

Filing U-210590

On May 2, the commission issued a notice of opportunity to file written comments seeking stakeholder feedback related to metric regulatory goals, desired outcomes, and design principles. 

File written comments by 5 p.m., Monday, June 13.

June 17

Commerce and the UTC will hold an annual resource adequacy meeting to discuss the current, short-term, and long-term adequacy of energy resources to serve the state's needs. The agencies will submit a report of the meeting within 60 days to the governor and legislature. 


Remote Operations 

The UTC building is now open to the public by appointment only, however public events will remain virtual through 2022. Visit www.utc.wa.gov/visit for more information.

Please see the commission’s COVID-19 response page for more information on impacts to our operations and regulated industries. 


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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