Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) and Clean Buildings
CETA and Clean buildings compliance affects all utilities in Washington — both large and small.
The first biennial Energy Assistance Compliance report (CETA Section 12) is due in February 2022. Contact us to learn more about how to prepare these reports.CETA Energy Assistance reports due in:
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Energy Equity Compliance (CETA Section 12)
1. The Dept. of Commerce determines methods to estimate energy assistance need and targets in each service territory.
2. Every two years, utilities report certain key data points related to customer energy burden to the Dept. of Commerce. Dept. of Commerce aggregates and publishes the data.
3. Every two years, utilities are required to develop a cumulative assessment of previous funding levels for energy assistance and a plan to meet certain targets. Utilities must demonstrate progress towards meeting these goals in their assessments.
Empower Dataworks provides turnkey services related to energy assistance programs, delivered through our data-driven Energy Equity Flywheel framework.
Clean Energy Planning Compliance (CETA Sections 6 and 14)
Utilities understand very their generation resources very well, so those components of the Clean Energy Implementation Plan should be relatively straightforward. But if you haven’t done any goals and potential studies of energy efficiency, demand response or renewables, Empower Dataworks can help. Contact us now to chat about your Clean Energy Implementation Plan.
Clean Buildings Compliance (SB 1257)
Empower Dataworks works with utilities on SB 1257 compliance in two capacities:
1. We set up the data infrastructure to clean and format data for upload to Energy Star Portfolio manager in order to make benchmarking and compliance easier for your large customers.
2. We undertake benchmarking studies that are specific to your service territory to ensure that the benchmarks being used by Commerce reflect your actual building stock.
(CETA and SB 1257 Compliance)
Overview. The Clean Energy Workshop was designed to provide actionable plans for the components of SB 5116 and SB 1257 that fall outside the purview of day-to-day utility operations and planning. Specifically, we focus on the equity and conservation/demand response components of CETA, as well as the benchmarking and data requirements of SB 1257. A typical agenda is shown below, but can be adjusted depending on your specific needs.
You will leave the workshop with concrete action items for satisfying your compliance requirements.Location. On-site at your utility.
Duration. Full day (6-7 hours), including a coffee and lunch break.
Scheduling. A Clean Energy and Equity Workshop can be scheduled within 3-6 weeks, depending on the time of year.
Requirements. Key managers and employees should participate in the introductory session and other relevant sessions, based on their role. We will request non-confidential documentation for review (e.g. annual reports, customer counts and segments, recent board presentations).
Cost. $3,995 fee includes expenses for travel within Washington State.
Payment Terms. Prepaid and non-refundable, due ten days before the on-site workshop.
Contact us now to schedule or inquire about the workshop
9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.: Clean Buildings (SB 1257), Relevant to: Key Accounts, Large Customer Care, Energy Services, Customer Solutions.
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: CETA Planning Requirements. Relevant to: Energy Services, Planning.
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Energy Equity in CETA. Relevant to: Customer Service, Energy Services, Customer Solutions, Finance.