Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA)
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.
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.
Commerce and UTC working on draft rule language
Commerce and the UTC have announced a recess from public workshops to jointly draft rules concerning electricity storage, double counting of renewable energy credits, and electricity markets accounting. The agencies will jointly notify stakeholders of further updates to the rulemaking schedule through their respective bulletins. You may sign up for Commerce’s bulletin under “sign up for email updates.”
Past workshop materials
Materials from past meetings can be found by clicking on the PDF link below:
- Past workshop materials (PDF)