Avista submits Clean Energy Implementation Plan
Avista’s CEIP is a road map of specific actions to be taken over the next four years (2022-2025) to show the progress being made toward clean energy goals established by the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA), which was passed by the
“This plan builds upon our longstanding commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability,” said
In 2019, Avista announced its goal to serve its customers with 100 percent clean electricity by 2045 and to have a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by the end of 2027. More than half of Avista’s current generating potential is clean hydropower, biomass, wind and solar.
The full CEIP is available to view on our website at www.myavista.com/CETA or on the UTC website at www.utc.wa.gov. The CEIP must show customers are benefiting from the transition to clean energy through:
- The equitable distribution of energy and non-energy benefits and reduction of burdens to named communities (i.e. communities who are either socially or economically disadvantaged or sensitive to health effects)
- Long-term and short-term public health and environmental benefits
- Energy security and resiliency
Some highlights of Avista’s CEIP include:
- Beginning in 2022, Avista plans to serve 80 percent of its
Washingtoncustomer demand with renewable energy, then increase this target by 5% every two years.
- To minimize Avista rate impacts as it transitions to clean energy, Avista proposes selling some of its renewable energy credits (RECs) on the behalf of customers through 2029. In 2030, Avista will retire 100% of attributes on behalf of its customers. Avista’s proposed plan to sell these renewable attributes should lower rates by 1% each year.
- The plan sets energy efficiency targets to reduce customer load by approximately 2% over the next four years by savings 204,305 megawatt hours through incentives and programs to lower energy use without impacting the customer.
- Avista’s demand response target is to lower peak demand by 30 megawatts in period of extreme heat or cold as an effort to eliminate the need for future resources.
- Avista has proposed a set of Customer Benefit Indicators (CBIs) to be used to ensure the equitable distribution of energy and non-energy benefits and reduction of burden to all customers and named communities. The CBIs were developed in coordination with Avista’s newly formed
Equity Advisory Group, existing advisory groups, interested stakeholders and customers.
- Avista has proposed a
Named Communities Investment Fundin which, if approved, it would invest up to $5 millionannually in projects, programs, and initiatives that directly benefit customers residing in historically disadvantaged and vulnerable communities.
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Source: Avista Corporation