Forging a Path Towards Carbon Reduction Standards
In 2019, Governor Inslee signed the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) into law, committing Washington to providing electricity free of greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. CETA includes provisions for affordability and reliability to help ensure all customers benefit from the clean energy transformation.
Learn more about how we are working to meet carbon reduction standards and more about CETA by visiting Washington State Department of Commerce’s CETA webpage.
About the CEIP
The Clean Energy Implementation Plan (CEIP) is a four-year roadmap that will help inform Lewis County PUD’s (LCPUD) clean energy actions, programs and investments for the defined four-year period of 2022 – 2025. It’s an important part of our energy planning efforts to meet the goals of Washington’s Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA).
The goal of the CEIP is to develop an implementation plan of specific actions to be taken over the next four years to track progress being made toward meeting clean energy goals. The CEIP is also a tool that defines and demonstrates how our customers are benefitting from the transition to clean energy through:
- Equitable distribution of energy and non-energy benefits and reduction of burdens to named communities
- Long-term and short-term public health and environmental benefits
- Energy security and resiliency
In developing the CEIP, LCPUD held public meetings and solicited feedback with community stakeholders. The draft plan was presented to the LCPUD Board of Commissioners who opened a public comment period on November 2, 2021. On November 16, 2021 the Board approved the final CEIP for 2022-2025. There were no public comments received during the open public comment period.
- Four-year planning report required for all Washington utilities under CETA
- Used to define and track results of public participation process
- Ties to the utility Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and identifies specific data related to several key topics, including non-emitting resource targets, conservation targets and demand response targets