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PDFWAC 480-100-610

Clean energy transformation standards.

(1) On or before December 31, 2025, each utility must eliminate coal-fired resources from its allocation of electricity to Washington retail electric customers;
(2) By January 1, 2030, each utility must ensure all retail sales of electricity to Washington electric customers are greenhouse gas neutral;
(3) By January 1, 2045, each utility must ensure that nonemitting electric generation and electricity from renewable resources supply one hundred percent of all retail sales of electricity to Washington electric customers;
(4) In making progress toward and meeting subsections (2) and (3) of this section, each utility must:
(a) Pursue all cost-effective, reliable, and feasible conservation and efficiency resources, and demand response;
(b) Maintain and protect the safety, reliable operation, and balancing of the electric system; and
(c) Ensure that all customers are benefiting from the transition to clean energy through:
(i) The equitable distribution of energy and nonenergy benefits and reduction of burdens to vulnerable populations and highly impacted communities;
(ii) Long-term and short-term public health and environmental benefits and reduction of costs and risks; and
(iii) Energy security and resiliency.
(5) Each utility must demonstrate that it has made progress toward and has met the standards in this section at the lowest reasonable cost.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040, 80.04.160, and chapters 80.28, 19.280, and 19.405 RCW. WSR 21-02-022 (Dockets UE-191023 and UE-190698, General Order 601), ยง 480-100-610, filed 12/28/20, effective 12/31/20.]
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