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, utilities’ energy mix in Washington will be carbon-neutral;
  • By 2045, utilities’ energy mix in Washington 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 can be found here.

Equity Advisory Group

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 focused primarily on the establishment of Customer Benefit Indicators as part of development of the CEIP. The EAG will begin meeting during the second quarter of 2021. The following provides a proposed meeting schedule for the EAG, subject to change. 

Date

Action

5/13/2021

First EAG meeting agenda and discussion of definitions. Slides can be found here.

6/10/2021

Second EAG meeting

7/8/2021

Third EAG meeting

8/2021

Vulnerable Population Designation developed

8/12/2021

Fourth EAG meeting

9/2021

Draft Customer Benefit Indicators co-developed

9/9/2021

Fifth EAG meeting held

10/8/2021

Sixth EAG Meeting

11/1/2021

Draft CEIP filed and EAG recommended approaches for utility compliance developed

11/20/2021

Customer Benefit Indicators Finalized

12/9/2021

Seventh EAG meeting held

No later than 1/1/2022

PacifiCorp CEIP filed

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

Previous Meeting Materials:

Demand-Side Management Advisory Group meeting: April 28, 2021

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