Rulemaking

Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA)

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Commerce has adopted comprehensive reporting procedures for consumer-owned utilities, including public utilities, municipal electrical utilities, and electric cooperatives. These utilities must submit clean energy implementation plans every four years, and all utilities must submit progress or compliance reports. For more information see our Compliance and Reporting webpage.

Commerce’s rules apply to consumer-owned utilities, including public utility districts, municipal electric utilities, and electric cooperatives. In most cases, they do not apply to investor-owned utilities, who are subject to regulation by Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC). The departments of Health and Ecology also have rulemaking authority.
 
Additional rulemaking activity in 2021 and 2022 will consider possible rules governing electricity storage, accounting for transactions in electricity markets, and prevention of double counting of renewable energy credits. Commerce is working with the UTC in developing these rules.   

No Future Rulemaking Events Scheduled

Commerce has completed its public hearing on rules to govern electricity storage accounting, double counting of renewable energy credits, and accounting for transactions in electricity markets. The agency is now reviewing public comments submitted as part of that hearing. Next steps will be announced through the CETA bulletin. 

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Past workshop materials

Materials from past meetings can be found by clicking on the PDF link below:

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Rulemaking Orders

Need Help?

Glenn Blackmon, Ph.D.
Manager, Energy Policy Office
ceta@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-339-5619

Austin Scharff
Energy Policy Specialist
ceta@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-764-9632

Steven Hershkowitz
Energy Policy Specialist
ceta@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-688-4006

 

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