EIA Advisory Opinion Process
The normal application fee is $1,250, but complex applications may be charged for additional costs. Commerce issues an advisory opinion within 90 days after it receives a complete application. The process includes a legal analysis and opportunity for public comment.
Commerce also issues advisory opinions for renewable projects that want a “Washington eligible” indicator on their renewable energy credits. This process is described on the Renewable Energy Credits (WREGIS) page.
Entities proposing to sell renewable energy or credits to an investor-owned utility may request a declaratory order from the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC).