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WAC 194-37-110

Renewable resource energy reporting.

Each utility must submit a renewable resource energy report to the department by June 1st of each year using a form provided by the department. The report must reflect the actions that the utility took by the previous January 1st to meet the renewable requirements of chapter 19.285 RCW for that year. For example, a utility must report by June 1, 2015, the actions it took by January 1, 2015, to meet requirements applicable to the 2015 target year.
(1) Reporting requirements applicable to all utilities. Each utility must report the following information:
(a) The compliance method:
(i) Renewable energy target using renewable resources and RECs – RCW 19.285.040 (2)(a);
(ii) Incremental cost – RCW 19.285.050; or
(iii) No-growth cost – RCW 19.285.040 (2)(d).
(b) The utility's load for the two years preceding the target year and the average load for those two years.
(c) The utility's renewable energy target for the target year.
(d) The amount of eligible renewable resources, RECs, and multiplier credits to be applied toward the utility's renewable energy target for the target year. The report must identify, by generating facility or hydroelectric project, including the WREGIS generating unit identification where applicable, and, in the case of RECs, by vintage year:
(i) The eligible renewable resources in megawatt-hours to be applied toward the renewable energy target for the target year;
(ii) The RECs to be applied toward the renewable energy target for the target year;
(iii) Any additional credit for eligible renewable resources or RECs from generating facilities eligible for the apprentice labor provision in RCW 19.285.040 (2)(h), applied toward the renewable energy target for the target year;
(iv) Any additional credit for RECs from generating facilities eligible for the distributed generation in RCW 19.285.040 (2)(b), applied toward the renewable energy target for the target year.
(e) The percent of its total annual retail revenue requirement invested in the incremental cost of eligible renewable resources and the cost of renewable energy credits. Each utility must include in its report documentation of the calculations and inputs to this amount.
(2) Incremental cost compliance method report. Each utility reporting pursuant to subsection (1)(a) of this section its use of the incremental cost compliance method for the target year must include the following information in its report:
(a) Annual revenue requirement for the target year;
(b) The annual levelized delivered cost of its eligible renewable resource(s) reported separately for each resource;
(c) The annual levelized delivered cost of its substitute resources and the eligible renewable resource with which it is being compared;
(d) The total cost of renewable energy credits to be applied in the reporting year;
(e) The percentage of its annual revenue requirement invested in the incremental cost of eligible renewable resources and the cost of RECs; and
(f) The most current information required by WAC 194-37-160 used for this financial demonstration.
(3) No-growth cost compliance method report. Each utility reporting pursuant to subsection (1)(a) of this section its use of the no-growth cost compliance method for the target year must include the following information in its report:
(a) Annual revenue requirement for the target year;
(b) Actual and weather-adjusted load for each year used in determining that the utility's load did not increase;
(c) Delivered cost of its eligible renewable resource(s), RECs or a combination of both for the target year to be applied to the one percent of annual revenue requirement, reported separately for each resource;
(d) Generating facility identification, vintage, quantity and cost of any RECs to be retired as an offset for nonrenewable resource purchases pursuant to RCW 19.285.040 (2)(d).
(4) Final compliance report. A utility must submit a final renewable compliance report by the later of (a) two years after the filing of the report required in subsections (1) through (3) of this section; or (b) ninety days after the issuance of the auditor's report for the target year. The final renewable compliance report must provide an update of any revisions to the information previously reported pursuant to this section or, if no revisions were made, notify the department that the initial report should be considered the final report. For any target year that a utility demonstrates to the auditor that it did not meet the annual renewable resource requirements in chapter 19.285 RCW due to events beyond the reasonable control of the utility per RCW 19.285.040 (2)(i), the utility must summarize these events in the final compliance report.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 19.285.080. WSR 15-07-002, § 194-37-110, filed 3/6/15, effective 4/6/15; WSR 14-04-015, § 194-37-110, filed 1/24/14, effective 2/24/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.285.080(2). WSR 08-07-079, § 194-37-110, filed 3/18/08, effective 4/18/08.]
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