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Welcome to AWC’s online library of Legislative Bulletin and CityVoice news articles and other updates.

12

Feb

2016

Utility back-billing charges

HB 2261 prohibits consumer-owned electric utilities from collecting under-billed amounts owing for any period longer than six months from the date of a billing error.
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Categories: Energy

12

Feb

2016

Changing the calculation and reporting of fuel mix information

Every electric utility in the state must annually disclose its fuel mix.
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Categories: Energy

12

Feb

2016

Water power license fees

HB 1130 would impact cities with hydropower facilities that must comply with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) licensing requirements.
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Categories: Energy

12

Feb

2016

State energy strategy

HB 2826 originally would have repealed the requirement of the state energy office to prepare a state energy strategy document.
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Categories: Energy

12

Jun

2015

House committee to consider revised requirements for disclosure of customer energy use information

On Friday June 12 at 9 am the House Technology & Economic Development Committee held a public hearing on HB 2264 which amends recently adopted legislation related to the statewide minimum privacy policy for disclosure of customer energy use information.
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Categories: Energy

20

Mar

2015

Bill on thermal energy efficiency would create new requirement when constructing or renovating some city buildings

2SHB 1095 contains a number of provisions related to energy efficiency, most of which do not apply directly to cities.

6

Feb

2015

Bill proposes new criteria and process for changes to state energy code

SB 5804 makes a number of changes to the process the State Building Code Council uses to adopt and amend our state energy code.
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Categories: Energy

12

Jul

2013

Another quiet session for energy

It was another relatively quiet legislative session in the energy field.

22

Mar

2013

EFSEC bill

HB 1374, which significantly changes the way that energy facilities are sited and permitted in Washington state, still has not been scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Energy, Environment & Telecommunications Committee.

15

Mar

2013

Energy facility siting bill moves out of the House

HB 1374 would significantly change the way that energy facilities are sited and permitted in Washington state. It moved out of the House on March 12, with a 53-44 vote.

1

Mar

2013

Major changes to energy siting

On February 28, AWC testified in the House Appropriations Committee on Rep. Morris's proposal, HB 1374.

15

Feb

2013

Net metering

The net metering issue has surfaced again this year in the form of HB 1106, with some changes from bills that have been introduced in the past few years. 
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Categories: Energy

15

Feb

2013

Addressing energy storage in Integrated Resource Plans

Based on legislation that passed in 2006, all municipal electric utilities must periodically produce some version of an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) – the exact requirements depend on the size of the utility.
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Categories: Energy

15

Feb

2013

Community solar and green jobs

AWC testified on the original version HB 1301 on behalf of the City of Ellensburg. Other cities interested in community solar or other renewable energy facilities will want to pay attention to this proposal.
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Categories: Energy

11

Jan

2013

Energy facility siting proposal

Rep. Jeff Morris has shared a proposal that would significantly change the EFSEC (Energy Facility Siting Evaluation Council) and the process they use for siting energy facilities.
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