Our path to 100% renewable and non-emitting energy and equitable distribution of benefits in Washington

In May 2019, Washington state Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) that applies to all electric utilities serving retail customers in Washington and sets specific milestones to reach the required 100% clean electricity supply. PacifiCorp is committed to an open, transparent, and accessible process to ensure that the transition to renewable and non-carbon-emitting electricity milestones in Washington are achieved equitably among its Washington customers and communities.

To join the distribution list to learn more about these important efforts, or for questions regarding the information provided below, please email us at CEIP@PacifiCorp.com.

Overview of the Clean Energy Transformation Act

Passed in 2019, the Clean Energy Transformation Act sets ambitious clean energy targets for Washington’s energy future:

  • By 2025 utilities remove coal-fired generation from Washington’s allocation of electricity;
  • By 2030, Washington retail sales will be carbon-neutral;
  • By 2045, Washington retail sales will be 100% renewable and non-carbon-emitting

Along with these clean energy targets, utilities in Washington must ensure that its customers and communities are benefitting equitably from the transition to renewable energy. PacifiCorp is leading this effort through its newly formed Equity Advisory Group (EAG) to ensure that the health, safety, and well-being of our customers and communities is included in the planning process.

Clean Energy Action Plan (CEAP) 

The CEAP is part of PacifiCorp’s 20-year, long-term planning document, known as the Integrated Resource Plan or IRP, and provides a Washington-specific look at what resources may be added or retired from the state’s allocation of electricity over the next 10 years. Ensuring that the power grid can deliver electricity reliably, safely, and at the lowest cost possible often requires planning far in advance. The CEAP provides a way to look at the mix of resources PacifiCorp plans to serve its Washington customers and communities in the next ten years progressing toward a renewable energy and non-carbon-emitting energy future. In addition to listing potential investments in PacifiCorp’s Washington service territory, the CEAP also includes an analysis of the health and well-being of the communities we serve, and how the company could help increase benefits and reduce impacts. 

The CEAP will be filed with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) as part of PacifiCorp’s 2021 IRP no later than September 1, 2021.

Clean Energy Implementation Plan (CEIP)

The CEIP is a near-term four-year action plan specific to Washington customers and communities that focuses on community-based actions to move toward meeting CETA's milestones. PacifiCorp’s first CEIP will be filed with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) no later than January 1, 2022, and will include:

  • A four-year clean energy strategy with proposed specific actions to meet this outlined strategy;
  • Customer Benefit Indicators – co-developed by PacifiCorp and the Equity Advisory Group and in conjunction with PacifiCorp’s public participation plan – to measure potential benefit and/or impact to communities of the resources proposed; and
  • Discussion of how PacifiCorp should comply with the CETA requirements as it moves toward 100% renewable and non-carbon-emitting energy in Washington. 

PacifiCorp's 2022 CEIP Public Participation Plan

Clean Energy Benefit Survey

As part of the public participation plan of the CEIP, PacifiCorp conducted a survey from July 2 through August 10, 2021. The survey sought to gather customers’ feedback, priorities and preferences on the clean energy transition in order to better inform our planning efforts. This report presents the survey results and key findings.

PacifiCorp's CETA Clean Energy Benefit Survey Results

Public Participation and Advisory Group Meetings

Throughout the development of the 2022 CEIP, PacifiCorp will seek and incorporate feedback from members of the public in Washington, as well as through PacifiCorp’s advisory group process. This feedback will inform the company’s specific actions, interim and specific targets, customer benefit indicators, and other aspects of PacifiCorp’s clean energy plan.

Additionally, PacifiCorp has assembled an Equity Advisory Group to help inform and advise the company on which issues are most important to the communities we serve in Washington, with a focus primarily on the establishment of Customer Benefit Indicators as part of development of the CEIP.

The following provides a proposed meeting schedule, subject to change:

Date

Meeting Time and Materials

4/28/2021

DSM Advisory Group meeting slides

5/6/2021

Low-Income Advisory Group meeting (discussion of Low Income Bill Assistance Program modifications)

5/13/2021

First EAG meeting agendadefinitionsslides and notes.

6/16/2021

Second EAG meeting agendaslidesnotes, and word cloud.

6/17/2021

DSM Advisory Group meeting slides

6/18/2021

Low-Income Advisory Group meeting (continued discussion of Low Income Bill Assistance Program modifications)

7/20/2021

Low-Income Advisory Group meeting (discussion of change to surcharge to fund Low Income Bill Assistance Program)

7/21/2021

1:00-4:00pm; Third EAG meeting agendaslides, and meeting notes

7/22/2021

DSM Advisory Group meeting slides

8/18/2021

1:00-4:00pm; Fourth EAG meeting (slidesnotes and meeting agenda)

9/8/2021

6:00-8:00pm; CEIP Public Participation meeting slides

9/14/2021

CEIP Technical Conference (1-3pm) (slides and Modeling Workplan)

9/15/2021

1:00-4:00pm; Fifth EAG meeting held (slidesnotes and meeting agenda)

10/6/2021

6:00-8:00pm; CEIP Public Participation meeting (slides)

10/12/2021

DSM Advisory Group meeting slides

10/19/2021

CEIP Technical Conference (1-3pm) (slides)

10/20/2021

1:00-4:00pm; EAG Meeting 6A (slides and meeting agenda)

11/1/2021

PacifiCorp Draft CEIP submission

11/10/2021

6:00-8:00pm; CEIP Public Participation Meeting

11/17/2021

1:00-4:00pm; EAG Meeting 6B

No later than 1/1/2022

PacifiCorp CEIP filed

January 2022

Seventh EAG meeting held

This section will be updated with additional meeting information, Washington advisory groups and materials.

About PacifiCorp

Nuestra ruta hacia el 100% de energía renovable y distribución equitativa de beneficios en Washington

En mayo de 2019, el gobernador del estado de Washington, Jay Inslee, firmó la aprobación de la Ley de Transformación a Energías Limpias (Clean Energy Transformation Act, CETA) que se aplica a todos los servicios públicos de energía eléctrica para clientes minoristas de Washington y establece hitos específicos a llevar a cabo para lograr el 100% de suministro de energía eléctrica limpia requerido. PacifiCorp está comprometida a seguir un proceso abierto, transparente y accesible para asegurar que la transición a la energía eléctrica de fuentes renovables y sin emisiones de carbono en Washington se logre equitativamente entre sus clientes y comunidades de Washington.

Para unirse a nuestra lista de distribución y recibir más información sobre estos importantes esfuerzos, o para hacer preguntas relacionadas con la siguiente información, envíenos un mensaje a CEIP@PacifiCorp.com.