19.29A.070  <<  19.29A.080 >>   19.29A.090

Electricity information coordinatorSelectionRegional entity serving as coordinator, requirementsRetail supplier's information.

*** CHANGE IN 2019 *** (SEE 1428-S.SL) ***
(1) For the purpose of selecting the electricity information coordinator, the department shall form a work group of interested parties. The department shall invite interested parties, including, but not limited to, representatives from investor-owned utilities, consumer-owned utilities, the commission, the attorney general's office, consumer advocacy groups, and the environmental community to participate in the work group. In the event an appropriate regional entity is not selected by November 1, 2000, the department shall serve as the electricity information coordinator after notifying the committees of the senate and house of representatives with jurisdiction over energy matters.
(2) The department may receive any lawful gifts, grants, or endowments from public or private sources that are made from time to time, in trust or otherwise, for the use and benefit of the department in implementing this section, and may spend such gifts, grants, or endowments for the purposes of implementing this section.
(3) As a condition for an appropriate regional entity to be selected under this section to serve as the electricity information coordinator, it must agree to compile the following information:
(a) Actual generation by fuel mix in the Northwest power pool for the prior calendar year, expressed in megawatt-hours. This data will be compiled as it becomes available.
(b) Adjustments to the actual generation for the prior calendar year that are known and provided to the electricity information coordinator by the end of January of the current calendar year to reflect known changes in declared resources for the current year and changes due to interconnection of new generating resources or decommissioning or sale of existing resources or contracts. These adjustments shall include supporting documentation.
(c) The amount of electricity from declared resources that retail suppliers will identify in their fuel mix disclosures during the current calendar year. Retail suppliers shall make this data available by the end of January each year.
(4) Retail suppliers shall make available upon request the following information to support the ownership or contractual rights to declared resources:
(a) Documentation of ownership of declared resources by retail suppliers; or
(b) Documentation of contractual rights by retail suppliers to a stated quantity of electricity from a specific generating facility.
If the documentation referred to in either (a) or (b) of this subsection is not available, the retail supplier may not identify the electricity source as a declared resource and instead must report the net system power mix for the quantity of electric generation from that resource.
(5) If the documentation referred to in either subsection (4)(a) or (b) of this section is not available, the retail supplier may not identify the electricity source as a declared resource and instead must report the net system power mix for the quantity of electric generation from that resource.
(6) As a condition for an appropriate regional entity to be selected under this section to serve as the electricity information coordinator, it must agree to:
(a) Coordinate with comparable entities or organizations in the western interconnection;
(b) On or before May 1st of each year, or as soon thereafter as practicable once the data in subsection (3)(a) of this section is available, calculate and make available the net system power mix as follows:
(i) The actual Northwest power pool generation for the prior calendar year;
(ii) Plus any adjustments to the Northwest power pool generation as made available to the electricity information coordinator by the end of January of the current calendar year pursuant to RCW 19.29A.060(6);
(iii) Less the quantity of electricity associated with declared resources claimed by retail suppliers for the current calendar year;
(iv) Plus other adjustments necessary to ensure that the same resource output is not declared more than once;
(c) To the extent the information is available, verify that the quantity of electricity associated with the declared resources does not exceed the available generation from those resources.
(7) Subsections (3) and (6) of this section apply to the department in the event the department assumes the functions of the electricity information coordinator.

NOTES:

FindingIntent2000 c 213: See note following RCW 19.29A.050.
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