Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
Electric utilities are required to offer their customers a voluntary option to buy green power according to state law Alternative Energy Options -RCW 19.29A.090. These green power options are typically sold in kilowatt-hour (kWh) blocks for a set price.
Investor-owned utilities in Washington currently purchase renewable energy credits from Bonneville Environmental Foundation for resale to their customers.
Green power is electricity generated from renewable energy sources. For Washington's program, green power is restricted to:
The chart above is found in the 2011 Report. The UTC and the Energy Policy group at the state Department of Commerce prepare these annual reports to the legislature on Green Power programs in Washington:
For more information contact Deborah Reynolds, Regulatory Analyst, (360) 664-1255.