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News

03/04/2021

Lacey, Wash. - Gov. Inslee reappointed Kathleen Drew to a second term as chair of the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council.

Drew’s two-year appointment runs from February 2021 through 2023.

EFSEC consists of a chair, appointed by the governor, and council members… Read more

03/01/2021

Lacey, Wash. – In 2020, landline telephone companies received more complaints than any other UTC regulated industry, followed by investor-owned energy companies, according to the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.  

The commission is partnering with federal and state… Read more

02/23/2021

COVID-19 disconnection and late fee moratorium extended

Lacey, Wash. - The Utilities and Transportation Commission extended protections for electric and natural gas customers struggling to pay their bills due to the ongoing economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

State… Read more

Topic(s): Consumer, Energy
02/22/2021

Public invited to comment on Avista and PSE Energy Plans

Lacey, Wash. - Avista and Puget Sound Energy customers will have the opportunity to comment to state regulators on the companies' proposed integrated resource plans (IRPs) for electric and natural gas service at two public comment… Read more

Topic(s): Consumer, Energy
02/03/2021

Recessed open meeting Feb. 17

Olympia, Wash. -The UTC is holding a recessed open meeting on Feb. 17 to discuss the response of regulated utilities to the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically focusing on the current economic and public health landscape before the temporary pause on… Read more

Topic(s): Consumer, Energy, General
01/21/2021

Olympia, Wash. - The Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council received an application from One Energy Renewables to construct and run a new solar photovoltaic project in Yakima County.

The company plans to build the 80 megawatt (MW) Goose Prairie Solar Facility with an optional battery… Read more

Topic(s): Energy, General
01/20/2021

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Cascade Natural Gas customers will have the opportunity to comment on a proposed rate change for the company’s request to adjust its natural gas rates at a virtual public comment hearing on Jan. 26.  

WHAT 

Virtual Public Comment Hearing

WHO 

Washington … Read more

Topic(s): Consumer, Energy
01/14/2021

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission has approved rate increases for Lake Chelan Boat Company, Inc.

The company, which operates the Lady of the Lake and Lady Express ferries on Lake Chelan, is implementing a rate increase of 8.5% to address decreased… Read more

Topic(s): Consumer, Transportation