Oregon, Utah, and Washington Commissions Approve PacifiCorp’s 2022 RFP

At the March 10, 2022 Open Meeting, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (the Washington Commission) approved PacifiCorp’s 2022 request for proposals (RFP) with conditions in Docket No. UE-210979. At the April 14, 2022 Special Public Meeting, the Oregon Public Utility Commission (the Oregon Commission) approved PacifiCorp’s 2022 RFP with several conditions in Docket No. UM 2193. In an Order from April 22, 2022, the Utah Public Service Commission (the Utah Commission) also approved PacifiCorp’s 2022 RFP with conditions in Docket No. 21-035-52. PacifiCorp’s RFP was issued to the market in April and bids are expected to be due in January 2023.   [Read more…]

Washington Commission Declined to Increase Avista’s Avoided Costs

At the March 10, 2022 Open Meeting, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (the Commission) approved Avista’s avoided cost Schedule 62 tariff filing in Docket No. UE-210815.  [Read more…]

Washington Commission Approves PSE Interconnection Tariff

The Washington Utility and Transportation Commission (Washington Commission) approved a new interconnection tariff for Puget Sound Energy (PSE). PSE’s new tariff is only available to state jurisdictional qualifying facilities (QFs) interconnecting and selling power to PSE under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA), and provides a third, lower cost option for interconnection service.  [Read more…]

WUTC Approves PSE 2021 RFP With Modifications

On June 14, 2021, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (Washington Commission) issued an order approving of Puget Sound Energy’s (PSE) All-Source Request for Proposals (RFP), with two significant modifications. First, the Washington Commission required PSE to remove a cost adder on PPA bids for a potential return on power purchase agreements (PPAs). Second, the Washington Commission required PSE to accept comments and hold a workshop on Effective Load Carrying Capability (ELCC) calculations. PSE expects that bids will be due September 1, 2021.  [Read more…]

Washington Commission Focuses on Protecting Customers During the COVID Pandemic in Puget Sound Energy Rate Case

On July 8, 2020, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (Washington Commission) rejected Puget Sound Energy’s (PSE’s) proposed rate increases for electric and natural gas customers and instead authorized much smaller increases that effectively provided a less than one percent increase. The Washington Commission’s decision reflects the Washington Commission’s efforts to protect ratepayers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  
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