CETA & CEIP
Electricity production is the third-largest source of carbon emissions in the state. The bill aims to curb that by eliminating coal power, including the importation of electricity produced by coal-fired power plants in neighboring states, by 2025. Washington utilities, including Grant PUD, are required by law to transition to a carbon-neutral electricity supply by 2030, before eliminating fossil fuel electricity production completely by 2045.
The legislation requires utilities to engage the public to help determine their clean energy transition. Utilities will be required to account for the costs and impacts of carbon pollution when considering energy sources. As part of this requirement, utilities must develop a Clean Energy Implementation Plan (CEIP) that demonstrates how they will work to meet carbon standards at the lowest reasonable cost in the next four years.
PUBLIC HEARING: Clean energy targets, energy consumption and communicate assistance programs
The Clean Energy Transformation ACT (CETA) commits utilities to reach 100% clean electricity supply by 2045 while providing safeguards to maintain affordable rates and reliable service. CETA also requires an equitable distribution of the benefits from the transition to clean energy for all utility customers and adds and expands energy assistance programs for low-income customers.
Grant PUD will be hosting a public hearing to share its clean energy targets, plans to reduce energy consumption, and communicate assistance programs to qualifying households of highly impacted areas throughout the county. All of these elements will be incorporated into Grant PUD’s Clean Energy Implementation Plan (CEIP) that demonstrates how they will work to meet the clean energy standards at the lowest reasonable cost in the next four years.
To encourage customer engagement in developing its CEIP, Grant PUD will be conducting a virtual workshop to discuss and take public comment on its CEIP.
This virtual workshop will occur as part of the business meeting during the October 26 commission meeting. The business meeting begins at 1 p.m. and attendees can participate virtually by calling 509-703-5291 and using conference ID 287 686 505#.
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