Washington Clean Energy Transformation Act & Equitable Distribution of Benefits

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. 

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

2021 Clean Energy Implementation Plan

Clean Energy Implementation Plan

Workpapers

Comments

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

Since the development of its 2022 CEIP, PacifiCorp has sought to incorporate feedback from its customers as well as members of the public in Washington. In 2021, PacifiCorp assembled an Equity Advisory Group to help inform and advise the company on issues most important to the communities PacifiCorp serves in Washington. The Washington Equity Advisory Group helped establish PacifiCorp's Customer Benefit Indicators, the company's specific actions, its interim and specific targets, as well as other aspects of its clean energy plan. PacifiCorp continues to engage with its Equity Advisory Group and members of the public. 

Below is PacifiCorp's proposed 2023 Washington Equity Advisory Group meeting schedule, subject to change:

Date

Meeting Time and Materials

1/12/2023

1:00-4:00pm(Online); January EAG Meeting (slides and notes)

2/9/2023

1:00-4:00pm(Online); February EAG Meeting (slides)

3/9/2023

1:00-4:00pm(Hybrid); March EAG Meeting 

4/13/2023

1:00-4:00pm(Online); April EAG Meeting 

5/2023

Local Visits

6/8/2023

1:00-4:00pm(Online); June EAG Meeting 

7/13/2023

1:00-4:00pm(Hybrid); July EAG Meeting 

8/2023

No Meeting

9/14/2023

1:00-4:00pm(Online); September EAG Meeting 

10/12/2023

1:00-4:00pm(Hybrid);October EAG Meeting 

11/2023 No Meeting 
12/7/2023 1:00-4:00pm(Online); December EAG Meeting 

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.