Subject: In the matter of the Washington utilities and transportation commission's (commission) investigation into renewable energy resources.
Effective Date: January 3, 2011.
Document Description: The commission addresses the appropriate regulatory treatment for acquisition of renewable energy resources. The report explains the commission's process used during the inquiry, the commission's statutory authority governing renewable resources and utility resource acquisitions, and the commission's application of this authority to prior resource acquisitions. The policy statement discusses the criteria by which it will review the prudence of acquisitions of renewable resources or renewable energy credits to meet renewable portfolio standards (RPS) under chapter 19.285 RCW; in advance of an RPS target deadline; and to exceed RPS standards. The commission issued a policy statement on January 3, 2011.
To receive a copy of the policy statement, contact the commission by phone (360) 664-1160, fax (360) 586-1150, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to the commission's web site at http://utc.wa.gov/100849.
David W. Danner