Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
In 2019, the Washington State Legislature passed a set of bills setting an ambitious, multi-decade agenda that changes how electric and natural gas utilities acquire resources and provide energy services to Washington businesses and consumers. Among the 11 bills was the passage of Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 5116, known as the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA), which requires Washington's electric utilities to eliminate carbon emissions from their energy resources by 2045.
CETA requires the state's electric utilities to fully transition to clean, renewable and non-emitting resources by 2045. Washington's investor-owned utilities (IOUs) must develop and implement plans. To learn more, click here.
The UTC is largely responsible for ensuring IOUs meet CETA requirements. To learn more, click here.
The implementation of this package of energy legislation requires multiple state agencies to coordinate their rules and develop mutually supportive timelines for implementation. Those agencies include the state departments of Commerce, Ecology, Health, and Natural Resources. The UTC also expects stakeholders to provide comments on how to best implement the new laws.
Upcoming events and deadlines:
To participate by phone, call (360) 407-3810 and enter conference ID 9524028.
To participate via Skype, please use the following link: https://lync.wa.gov/utc.wa.gov/meet/aldcalendar/12K3FDC0
Clean Energy Implementation Plan rulemaking (docket UE-191023). The commission requests public input on its first discussion draft rules in its Clean Energy Implementation Plan rulemaking, which was published along with questions for discussion. The notice can be found here. Comments are due by 5 p.m. June 2. Please note: An incorrect version of the discussion draft rules was initially posted. The corrected version was posted May 6. Please find the correct draft rules in the errata order posted to this docket on May 6.
To participate via Skype, please use the following link: https://lync.wa.gov/utc.wa.gov/meet/aldcalendar/T247YDYB
To participate by phone, call 1(360) 407-3810 and enter conference ID 8259895
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Tell us what you think
Voice your opinion on Washington state's transition to 100% clean energy by participating in the proceedings above. To file a comment in UTC rulemakings, click here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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