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.

Commerce adopts Phase IV rules and concludes rulemaking

Commerce submitted its permanent rule order (CR-103) with the Office of the Code Reviser on June 17, 2022, marking the end of the agency’s CETA rulemaking. The rules ensure the proper implementation and enforcement of the law and address wholesale market transactions and the prohibition on double counting, as provided for under RCW 19.405.100 and RCW 19.405.130. There were no changes to the proposed rule filed as WSR 22-07-104 on March 23, 2022.

Commerce greatly appreciates stakeholders and members of the public who participated in the agency’s rulemaking. CETA is a monumental law and your participation in ensuring its proper implementation and enforcement over the last three years is greatly appreciated.

The rules take effect July 18.


Past workshop materials

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

Quick Links


Rulemaking Orders

Need Help?

Glenn Blackmon, Ph.D.
Manager, Energy Policy Office
Phone: 360-339-5619

Austin Scharff
Energy Policy Specialist
Phone: 360-764-9632

Steven Hershkowitz
Energy Policy Specialist
Phone: 360-688-4006


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