Energy Assistance

Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA)

CETA (E2SSB 5116, 2019) requires the Washington State Department of Commerce and the state’s utilities to assess energy assistance available to low-income households across the state.

2022 Technical Advisory Team

Commerce has convened technical advisory team to provide leadership and guidance in the implementation of RCW 19.405.120. This includes providing input on data collection, aggregation and analysis policy evaluation under the statute.

Advisory group members will attend biweekly meetings in the spring and early summer in order for Commerce to submit a biennial report on energy assistance to the Legislature by Jan. 1, 2023. Advisory group meetings will be held less frequently in the summer and fall.

Public meetings will be convened over the course of the summer to gather input from non-members. Meeting announcements will be made through the CETA bulletin and posted on this webpage. You may sign-up for the CETA bulletin under “Sign up for Email Updates” below.

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February 1, 2022, Reporting Template (RCW 19.405.120(4))

All electric utilities in Washington are required to report on their energy assistance programs under RCW 19.405.120(4). by Feb. 1, 2022. The reporting template was co-developed with a Technical Advisory Group made up of members representing public utility districts, rural electric coops, municipal utilities, investor-owned utilities, low-income advocates and state agency staff. 

All electric utilities should use the Word document below marked “Reporting Template_RCW_19.405.120.4” to report energy assistance data as directed under RCW 19.405.120(4). Utilities can use that document to report data for both 2019 and 2020.

 Questions about this report can be directed to ceta@commerce.wa.gov.

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2020 Advisory Team

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Austin Scharff
Energy Policy Specialist

ceta@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-764-9632

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