Compliance and Reporting

Clean Energy Transition Act (CETA)

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Commerce has adopted comprehensive reporting procedures for consumer-owned utilities, including public utility districts, municipal electric utilities and electric cooperatives. These utilities must submit clean energy implementation plans every four years, and all utilities must submit progress or compliance reports starting in 2026.

CEIP Webinar Series

The first CEIP meeting from 9 am to 12 pm on Oct 28 will focus on the clean energy targets and actions set under subsections one through three under WAC 194-40-200. The agency will provide time to discuss the upcoming two webinars on the equity elements of the CEIPs and hear from utilities and the public on what they would like to learn most at those meetings.

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The second webinar from 9 am to 12 pm on Nov. 18 will focus on public participation, identification of vulnerable populations, and equity indicators. Additional information and meeting materials will be posted ahead of the workshop. 

Meeting Materials

The third webinar from 9 am to 12 pm on Thursday, December 15, 2022, will focus on the reported forecasted distribution of energy and nonenergy costs and benefits of specific actions, and risks to highly impacted communities and vulnerable populations. Additional information and meeting materials will be posted ahead of the workshop. 

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  • Phone: +1 253 215 8782
  • Meeting ID: 895 8323 6101
  • Passcode: 876592

CEIP Data Aggregation

Commerce has completed an initial aggregation of consumer-owned utility clean energy implementation plans (CEIPs) submitted to the agency on Jan. 1, 2022. The aggregate spreadsheet of the CEIPs was presented at a public webinar on June 6. The aggregate workbook and recording of the webinar are posted below.

Commerce is asking utilities and the public to review the file by June 3. Please notify Commerce (ceta@commerce.wa.gov) if you believe Commerce has made a mistake in copying information from the submitted reports into the aggregated sheet or incorrectly categorized any of the responses. 

The CEIP is the first planning document submitted to the agency under CETA. It documents how a utility intends to comply with CETA’s clean energy and equity requirements over the next four years and make progress towards the state’s 2030 greenhouse gas neutral and 2045 greenhouse gas free standards.

January 1, 2022, Clean Energy Implementation Plan (CEIP) Template

Washington’s consumer-owned utilities are required to complete the CEIP template by Jan. 1, 2022. The CEIP will document how a utility intends to comply with CETA’s clean energy and equity requirements over the next four years and make progress towards the 2030 greenhouse gas neutral and 2045 greenhouse gas free standards. Commerce appreciates the time and attention to detail stakeholders put into providing feedback on the template. 

Please send questions and completed CEIPs to ceta@commerce.wa.gov

February 1, 2022, Reporting Template (RCW 19.405.120(4))

All electric utilities in Washington are required to report on their energy assistance programs under RCW 19.405.120(4) by Feb. 1, 2022. The reporting template was co-developed with a Technical Advisory Group made up of members representing public utility districts, rural electric coops, municipal utilities, investor-owned utilities, low-income advocates and state agency staff. 

All electric utilities should use the Word document below marked “Reporting Template_RCW_19.405.120.4” to report energy assistance data as directed under RCW 19.405.120(4). Utilities can use that document to report data for both 2019 and 2020.

 Questions about this report can be directed to ceta@commerce.wa.gov.

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December 15, 2022
Forecast Distribution of Energy and Nonenergy Costs and Benefits and Risks to Highly Impacted Communities and Vulnerable Populations

Need Help?

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

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