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Washington UTC Moves Toward Final PURPA Rules

March 2019 | Blog |

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

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

January 2019 | Blog |

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.

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

April 2018 | Blog |

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”).

Washington UTC Proposing New PURPA Rules and Seeking Comments

April 2018 | Blog |

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

NorthWestern Energy Issues Request for Proposals for Community Renewable Energy Projects

May 2017 | Blog |

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.

California Court of Appeals Upholds Cap-and-Trade Greenhouse Gas Regulations

April 2017 | Blog |

Outcome May Help Washington’s Embattled Clean Air Rule

Washington UTC Issues Draft Policy Statement on Energy Storage

March 2017 | Blog |

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

Avista Issues Request For Solar Energy Proposals

Responses are due May 5 with selection to be made by June 30. The selected project is expected to commence operation on or before October 31, 2018.