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PDFWAC 480-100-650

Reporting and compliance.

(1) Clean energy compliance report. Unless otherwise ordered by the commission, each electric utility must file a clean energy compliance report with the commission by July 1, 2026, and at least every four years thereafter. The report must demonstrate whether and how:
(a) The utility met its interim targets;
(b) The utility met its specific targets;
(c) The specific actions the utility took made progress toward meeting the clean energy transformation standards at the lowest reasonable cost;
(d) The specific actions the utility took are consistent with the requirements in WAC 480-100-610 (4)(c) including, but not limited to:
(i) Providing updated customer benefit indicator values;
(ii) An analysis that the distribution of benefits and reductions of burdens have accrued or will reasonably accrue to intended customers, including highly impacted communities and vulnerable populations.
(e) Provide a description of the utility's equity advisory group process, customer engagement and outcomes, and how the utility's efforts are consistent with the requirements in WAC 480-100-655 for the development or update of customer benefit indicators related to WAC 480-100-610 (4)(c);
(f) Include the actual incremental cost of compliance as required in WAC 480-100-660(5);
(g) Include all of the information found in the annual progress report as described in subsection (3) of this section for the fourth year of the CEIP;
(h) Include a summary of the data in the annual progress reports described in subsection (3) of this section;
(i) Document the use of any alternative compliance options as described in RCW 19.405.040 (1)(b), or any request for a temporary exemption per RCW 19.405.090(3);
(j) A description of the public participation opportunities the utility provided and the feedback the utility received during the implementation period, including whether and how public participation influenced the utility's decisions and actions; and
(k) Include the data input files made available to the commission in native format and in an easily accessible format as an appendix.
(2) Clean energy compliance report review process.
(a) Interested persons may file written comments with the commission regarding the utility's clean energy compliance report within sixty days of the utility's filing unless the commission states otherwise.
(b) The commission may review clean energy compliance reports through the commission's open public meeting process, as described in chapter 480-07 WAC.
(c) After completing its review of the utility's clean energy compliance report, the commission will determine whether the utility met its specific and interim targets, and whether the utility made sufficient progress toward meeting the clean energy transformation standards.
(3) Annual clean energy progress reports. On or before July 1st of each year beginning in 2023, other than in a year in which the utility files a clean energy compliance report, the utility must file with the commission, in the same docket as its most recently filed CEIP, an informational annual clean energy progress report regarding its progress in meeting its targets during the preceding year. The annual clean energy progress report must include, but is not limited to:
(a) Beginning July 1, 2027, and each year thereafter, an attestation for the previous calendar year that the utility did not use any coal-fired resource as defined in this chapter to serve Washington retail electric customer load;
(b) Conservation achievement in megawatts, first-year megawatt-hour savings, and projected cumulative lifetime megawatt-hour savings;
(c) Demand response program achievement and demand response capability in megawatts and megawatt hours;
(d) Renewable resource capacity in megawatts, and renewable energy usage in megawatt hours and as a percentage of electricity supplied by renewable resources;
(e) All renewable energy credits and the program or obligation for which they were used (e.g., voluntary renewable programs, renewable portfolio standard, clean energy transformation standards);
(f) Verification and documentation of the retirement of renewable energy credits for all electricity from renewable resources used to comply with the requirements of RCW 19.405.040, 19.405.050, a specific target, or an interim target; except for electricity purchased from Bonneville Power Administration, which may be used to comply with these requirements without a renewable energy credit until January 1, 2029, as long as the nonpower attributes of the renewable energy are tracked through contract language;
(g) Nonemitting resource capacity in megawatts, and nonemitting energy usage in megawatt hours and as a percentage of total electricity supplied by nonemitting energy;
(h) The utility's greenhouse gas content calculation pursuant to RCW 19.405.070;
(i) An electronic link to the utility's most recently filed fuel mix disclosure report as required by RCW 19.29A.140;
(j) Total greenhouse gas emissions in metric tons of CO2e;
(k) Demonstration of ownership of nonpower attributes for nonemitting generation using attestations of ownership and transfer by properly authorized representatives of the generating facility, all intermediate owners of the nonemitting electric generation, and an appropriate company executive of the utility; the utility may not transfer ownership of the nonpower attributes after claiming them in any compliance report; and
(l) Other information the company agreed to or was ordered to report in the most recently approved CEIP.
[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 480-100-650, filed 12/28/20, effective 12/31/20.]
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