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Washington UTC Moves Toward Final PURPA Rules

Comments on the proposed rules are due on April 1, 2019.

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CH& Concludes That PACE Can Be Adopted in Washington Without Violating the State Constitution

CH& has determined that Property-Assessed Clean Energy (“PACE”) legislation can be adopted in Washington without violating the Washington Constitution’s prohibitions against gifts of public funds and lending of public credit.

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Seeking to Expand Innovative ‘MEETS’ Model, Seattle Approves Pilot Program for up to 30 Commercial Buildings

On April 11, 2018, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan signed legislation authorizing Seattle City Light to enter into long-term energy conservation contracts for up to 30 commercial buildings using the innovative Metered Energy Efficiency Transaction Structure (“MEETS”).

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Washington UTC Proposing New PURPA Rules and Seeking Comments

Written comments are due by April 13, 2018, and the UTC will hold a public workshop on the proposal on May 14.

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NorthWestern Energy Issues Request for Proposals for Community Renewable Energy Projects

On May 17, NorthWestern Energy issued a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for renewable energy projects to meet NorthWestern’s statutory obligation to acquire 65 MW of renewable energy projects that are small (25 MW of capacity or less) and that are locally owned.

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Washington UTC Will Revise PURPA Policy

The UTC has requested comments on changes to its PURPA regulations by April 17, 2017, and has scheduled a workshop for May 17, 2017.

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Washington UTC Issues Draft Policy Statement on Energy Storage

The Policy Statement Provides Direction on Quantifying Storage Benefits that Straddle Traditional Utility Lines

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