On May 7, 2019, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) (SB 5116, 2019), which commits Washington to an electricity supply free of greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. All Washington utilities, including Cheney Light Department (CLD), are required to fulfill the CETA requirements. To learn more about CETA, please visit the Department of Commerce’s website here.
Where do we get our Fuel?
CLD purchases 88% of its power from Bonneville Power Association (BPA). BPA’s current energy mix is 95 - 98% carbon-free. In addition, CLD purchases approximately 12% of its power from a non-federal source annually.
Cheney Clean Energy Implementation Plan
CETA requires all Utilities to submit a Clean Energy Implementation Plan (CEIP) to the Department of Commerce by January 1, 2022 that is approved by the Utilities governing body. This Plan is to identify measures the Utility will take in meeting the 2025 CETA requirement, of each utility supplying its customers with power that is 80 percent greenhouse gas emissions free. The City already meets this 2025 standard since the power the City supplies to its customers is 81 percent greenhouse gas emissions free. Cheney’s CEIP can be viewed here.