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.

Grid Modernization Program

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This program is 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

Program updates coming in early 2019.

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

Check the ET 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. 

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program

This grant program will provide funding to reduce greenhouse gases. The program will be available to manufacturers that protect and create aluminum manufacturing jobs in Whatcom County. 

Check the GHG Reduction page for status and updates.

Grants to Nonprofit 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 2019 capital budget includes changes to requirements of the Solar Deployment Program. We are working on new program guidelines that meet the requirements of these revisions.

Check the Solar page for status and updates.

Dairy Digester Enhancement

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The 2019 capital budget provides grants that enhance the viability of dairy digester projects, including bioenergy, improved energy efficiency and advanced nutrient recovery systems. Grants will include one project east and one west of the Cascades.

Check the Dairy page for status and updates.

Questions on the Clean Energy Fund?

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

Program Supervisor

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


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