Commerce partners with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) to hold an annual meeting to discuss issues related to resource adequacy for electric utilities in Washington.
RCW 19.280.065 requires Commerce and the UTC to hold meetings annually and to provide a summary to the governor and legislature. Under the statute, at least once every twelve months, Commerce and the UTC will hold a meeting of representatives of investor- and consumer-owned utilities, regional planning organizations, transmission operators, and other stakeholders.
These meetings are to discuss the current, short-term, and long-term adequacy of energy resources to serve the state’s electric needs. Topics covered will include recent assessments of electricity demand and supply, the electric power industry’s progress in developing a coordinated resource adequacy program, and other actions utilities are taking to ensure resource adequacy.
A summary of the Resource Adequacy meetings, including any specific action items suggested by participants, will be submitted to the governor and legislature within sixty days of each meeting. The meetings will take place through 2024.