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PDFWAC 194-37-120

Documentation of use of eligible renewable resources and RECs for compliance.

A utility using an eligible renewable resource or REC for compliance with a requirement of chapter 19.285 RCW must document that use by following the procedures in this section.
(1) Documentation of energy from eligible renewable resources. Each utility using an eligible renewable resource for compliance must document the following for each resource:
(a) The electricity was generated by a generating facility that is an eligible renewable resource;
(b) The electricity was generated during the target year;
(c) If the utility sold, exchanged, or otherwise transferred the electricity to any person other than its retail customer, the utility retained ownership of the nonpower attributes; and
(d) The utility retired, consistent with the requirements of subsection (2) of this section, any RECs representing the nonpower attributes associated with the electricity or, if no RECs have been created, the utility has committed to use the nonpower attributes exclusively for the compliance purpose stated in its documentation.
(2) Documentation of renewable energy certificates. Each utility using a REC for compliance must document the following:
(a) The REC represents the output of an eligible renewable resource;
(b) For a REC from electricity generated by a resource other than freshwater, the vintage of the REC is the year immediately prior to the target year, the year of the target year, or the year immediately after the target year; and
(c) For a REC from electricity generated by freshwater:
(i) The vintage of the REC is the target year;
(ii) The REC was acquired by the utility through ownership of the generation facility or through a transaction that conveyed both the electricity and the nonpower attributes of the electricity; and
(iii) For RECs from projects marketed by the Bonneville Power Administration, the utility received the REC through a transaction with the Bonneville Power Administration that conveyed both the electricity and the nonpower attributes of the electricity.
(d) The utility has retired the REC to a retirement subaccount of the utility within WREGIS using the following values in the certificate transfer:
(i) Retirement type: Used by the account holder for a state-regulated renewable portfolio standard/provincial utility portfolio standard;
(ii) State/province: Washington; and
(iii) Compliance year: Applicable target year.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 19.405.100 and 19.285.080. WSR 20-02-089, § 194-37-120, filed 12/30/19, effective 1/30/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.285.080. WSR 15-07-002, § 194-37-120, filed 3/6/15, effective 4/6/15; WSR 14-04-015, § 194-37-120, filed 1/24/14, effective 2/24/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.285.080(2). WSR 08-07-079, § 194-37-120, filed 3/18/08, effective 4/18/08.]
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