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MEDIA ADVISORY: Public invited to comment on PSE’s Clean Energy Implementation Plan

Docket Number: UE-210795

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public invited to comment on PSE’s Clean Energy Implementation Plan

Public comment hearing Jan. 24

Lacey, WASH. – The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission is holding a public comment hearing on Jan. 24 to discuss Puget Sound Energy’s final Clean Energy Implementation Plan (CEIP).

WHO

Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission

WHAT

Virtual-only public comment hearing

WHEN and WHERE

Tuesday, Jan. 24

6 p.m.

Join via Zoom (recommended)

Listen by phone 253-215-8782 and use Meeting ID 883 8330 3191# and Passcode 733771#

Watch the TVW livestream at https://www.tvw.org/watch/?eventID=2023011053

Translation services are available at no cost to you. If possible, please inform the commission at least one business day before the meeting by calling 360-664-1140, or by emailing paige.doyle@utc.wa.gov.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to attend the meeting, please contact the UTC at least one business day before the meeting by calling 888-333-9882 or emailing consumer@utc.wa.gov.

You can also submit public comments:

BACKGROUND

In December 2021, PSE filed its final CEIP in Docket UE-210795 with the commission.

On June 1, the commission entered a Prehearing Conference Order (Order 04), establishing a procedural schedule. The schedule includes an evidentiary hearing on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, and allows for a public comment hearing to be scheduled.

On Dec. 20, 2022, the commission scheduled the public comment hearing to provide an opportunity for the public to present comments to the commission on the CEIP filing.

The Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) requires regulated utilities to submit Clean Energy Implementation Plans to the commission every four years for approval. The CEIP must demonstrate the utility’s progress toward achieving CETA standards. The plan must propose targets and identify specific actions to pursue cost-effectiveness, safe and reliable systems, customer equity, and burden reduction for vulnerable populations and highly impacted communities. The commission must approve, approve with conditions, or reject each investor-owned utility’s plan.

Bellevue-based PSE provides energy service to more than 1.2 million electric customers and 860,000 natural gas customers in eight Washington counties: Island, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Pierce, Skagit, Thurston, and Whatcom. PSE also provides natural gas service to more than 800,000 customers in six Washington counties: King, Kittitas, Lewis, Pierce, Snohomish, and Thurston.  

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.   

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