On May 7, 2019, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) (SB 5116, 2019), which commits Washington to an electricity supply free of greenhouse gas emissions by 2045.

Clean electricity will allow Washington residents and businesses to power their buildings and homes, vehicles, and appliances with carbon free resources, such as wind and solar. Reductions in fossil fuel use will improve the health of communities, grow the economy, create family-sustaining jobs, and enable the state to achieve its long-term climate goals. 

The law provides safeguards to maintain affordable rates and reliable service. It also requires an equitable distribution of the benefits from the transition to clean energy for all utility customers and adds and expands energy assistance programs for low-income customers.

Commerce is a key leader in implementing this law. Working with utilities, other state agencies and multiple stakeholders, Commerce will develop rules, reporting procedures and regular assessments to ensure success. 

Energy Assistance

Compliance and Reporting

Resource Adequacy

Washington State Energy Strategy

Need help?

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

Sarah Vorpahl, Ph.D.
Sr. Energy Policy Specialist
ceta@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-688-6000

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

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