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WAC 194-22-030

Curtailment stages.

State curtailment directives apply to all retail loads served within the state of Washington. Under this plan, curtailment is requested or ordered as a percentage of historical, base billing period electric energy consumption, weather normalized at the discretion of each utility, for all individual residential, general, and major use consumers in the state of Washington. Curtailment stages are associated with increasing energy deficits, and are therefore likely to be implemented in a sequential manner, however, circumstances may require nonsequential implementation.
The five curtailment stages are:
Curtailment
Stage #
Nature
Percent
Type of Curtailment
Stage 1
Voluntary
No specified %
Uniform among all consumers
Stage 2
Voluntary
5%+
Uniform among all consumers
Stage 3
Mandatory
5 to 15%
Uniform among all consumers
Stage 4
Mandatory
15%
Residential consumers
15%+
General use consumers
15%+
Major use consumers
Stage 5
Mandatory
% associated
with Stage 4+ additional
curtailment
Continued consumer
curtailment plus utility
action, including plant
closures and possible
black-outs
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21F.045. WSR 94-20-103, ยง 194-22-030, filed 10/4/94, effective 11/4/94.]
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