Sept. 26, 2023
Docket Number: UE-210829
MEDIA ADVISORY: Public invited to comment on PacifiCorp’s Clean Energy Implementation Plan
Public comment hearing Sept. 28
Lacey, WASH. – The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission is holding a public comment hearing on Sept. 28 to discuss PacifiCorp’s revised Clean Energy Implementation Plan (CEIP).
Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
Virtual-only public comment hearing
WHEN and WHERE
Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m.
Join via Zoom (recommended)
Listen by phone 253-215-8782 and use Meeting ID 847 3107 9057# and Passcode 301516 #
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You can also submit public comments:
by mail to P.O. Box 47250
In 2019, the Washington State Legislature passed the Clean Energy Transformation Act, requiring Washington’s electric utilities to eliminate coal-fired generation by 2025, 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.
To show how they are working toward those goals, CETA requires investor-owned electric utilities to submit clean energy implementation plans to the Utilities and Transportation Commission for approval.
Portland, Ore.-based PacifiCorp is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy of Des Moines, Iowa. The company provides electric service to about 130,000 customers in six Eastern Washington counties: Kittitas, Columbia, Garfield, Benton, Walla Walla, and Yakima. Cities in the company’s service territory include College Place, Dayton, Grandview, Naches, Pomeroy, Prescott, Selah, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Union Gap, Waitsburg, Walla Walla, Wapato, Yakima, and Zillah.
The UTC is the state agency that regulates private, investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities in Washington. It is the commission’s responsibility to ensure regulated companies provide safe and reliable service to customers at reasonable rates, while allowing them the opportunity to earn a fair profit.