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WAC 194-37-140

Documentation of renewable resource financial path for no-load growth utilities.

For each year that a utility meets the renewable energy financial cost cap, associated with no load growth, identified in RCW 19.285.040 (2)(d), the utility must document the following by January 1:
(1) That it used a consistent methodology from year to year to weather-adjust its retail load;
(2) That the average of weather-adjusted loads over the three previous years did not increase over the weather-adjusted load in the year immediately prior to the three-year period;
(3) That it invested at least one-percent of its total annual revenue requirement in each target year on eligible renewable resources, RECs, or a combination of both;
(4) That it executed contracts, dated no later than January 1 of the target year, for power purchases of sufficient eligible renewable resources and/or RECs;
(5) The quantity of megawatt-hours for each target year for which the utility:
(a) Commenced or renewed ownership of nonrenewable resources, other than coal transition power, after December 7, 2006; or
(b) Made electricity purchases from nonrenewable energy resources, other than coal transition power, incremental to its annual electricity purchases made or contracted for before December 7, 2006.
Sources of power for daily spot market purchases are not included in this calculation;
(6) The RECs the utility acquired, in addition to any RECs acquired for subsection (3) of this section, to offset power purchases listed in subsection (5) of this section; and
(7) Annual revenue requirement for the target year.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 19.285.080(2). WSR 18-12-114, § 194-37-140, filed 6/6/18, effective 7/7/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.285.080. WSR 14-04-015, § 194-37-140, filed 1/24/14, effective 2/24/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.285.080(2). WSR 08-07-079, § 194-37-140, filed 3/18/08, effective 4/18/08.]
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