Clean Energy Fund

The Clean Energy Fund (CEF) program funds the development, demonstration and deployment of clean energy technology.  Established in 2013, Gov. Inslee has continued to champion the fund, and the legislature again invested capital budget in these grant programs. Program development and deployment is currently underway. Guidelines and dates of application periods for each program is posted as available.

Commerce has convened the Energy and Climate Policy Advisory Committee (ECPAC).
The work of the committee is focused on reviewing the historical structure and outcomes of CEF programs and developing recommendations for adjustments to the programs. Find out more about (ECPAC) here.

Grid Modernization Program

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Funding for public and private electrical utilities serving Washington customers. Utilities can partner with other public and private sector research organizations and businesses to apply for funding. 

Check the Grid page for status and updates.

Electrification of Transportation Systems (ETS) Program

This program provides grants to Washington State local governments and retail electric utilities for charging infrastructure. 

Check the ETS page for status and updates.

Research, Development and Demonstration Program

This program is to provide match for federal and non-state funds for strategic research and development projects on new and emerging technologies. 

Check the RD&D page for status and updates. 

Rural Clean Energy Innovation

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Support for a wide range of projects that enhance clean energy including, but not limited to; dairy digesters, renewable energy, energy efficiency and resilience.

Check the Rural Clean Energy Innovation page for status and updates.

Grants to Non-profit Lenders

Revolving Loan Fund grants show that a modest public investment can promote private investment. This drives economic activity and jobs for Washingtonians and helps our state lead the nation in energy efficiency.

Check the Revolving Loan page for status and updates.

Solar Deployment Program

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The Solar Deployment program supports the development of projects that deliver environmental and economic benefits to Washington communities.

Check the Solar page for status and updates.

Wood Energy For Public Facilities

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This program emphasizes projects that replace fossil energy sources with wood energy products (e.g., pellets, chips, cordwood and other forms of forestry management debris) to meet the thermal and/or electrical needs of public facilities.

Check the Wood Energy for Public Facilities page for status and updates.

Questions on the Clean Energy Fund?

Send an email to:
CEF@commerce.wa.gov

Agency Contacts

Program Supervisor

Hans Berg
hans.berg@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-528-7063

Managing Director

Jennifer Grove
jennifer.grove@commerce.wa.gov
360-763-2213


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