WSR 14-17-029
[Filed August 13, 2014, 8:37 a.m.]
Notice of Interpretive or Policy Statement
Document Title: Interpretive Statement Concerting Commission Jurisdiction and Regulation of Third-Party Owners of Net Metering Facilities, Docket UE-112133.
Subject: In the matter of amending and repealing rules in chapter 480-108 WAC relating to Electric companiesInterconnection with electric generators.
Effective Date: July 30, 2014.
Document Description: The Washington utilities and transportation commission (commission) discusses its jurisdiction to regulate third-party owners of net metering facilities as public service companies, and consumer protection issues surrounding such business relationships. In this interpretive statement, the commission concludes that determination of whether or not a third-party owner of net metering facilities is subject to commission jurisdiction is substantially a fact-dependent determination. The commission recommends that the legislature clarify the commission's jurisdiction to regulate third-party owners of net metering facilities. The commission issued an interpretive statement on July 30, 2014.
To receive a copy of the interpretive statement, contact the commission by phone (360) 664-1160, fax (360) 586-1150, or e-mail, or go to the commission's web site at
Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.
Steven V. King
Executive Director
and Secretary