Washington's Clean Energy Future
Your Input Is Needed
How would you like to receive information from Avista in the future? We are conducting a customer survey as part of our Clean Energy Implementation Plan (CEIP) process. The purpose of the survey is to better understand how to equitably engage and communicate with Avista customers.
Input received during the survey of preferences will help in the development of an equitable and standard Public Participation Plan. This Plan will guide Avista staff in planning for and implementing public engagement in future projects and initiatives.
Take the Survey by Nov. 4th
The online survey will be live through November 4, 2022.
You’ll be asked about your experiences with Avista in the past and how you’d like to be communicated with in the future. All questions are voluntary, and the entire survey should take about 3 minutes to complete.
Request translations or paper copies of the survey by emailing email@example.com or calling (919) 706-5449.
Для этого мы подготовили для вас две возможности поделиться отзывами о наших методах взаимодействия и обмена информацией.
Приглашаем вас заполнить до 4 ноября наш онлайн-опрос, чтобы высказать ваше мнение. Заполнение этого опроса должно занять около 3 минут. Он содержит вопросы о ваших впечатлениях от Avista и о том, как вы желаете получать информацию в будущем.
من أجل مساعدتنا في تحقيق هذه الغاية، جمعنا لك فرصتين لإعطاء التعقيبات عن طرق المشاركة والاتصال الخاصة بنا.
ندعوك للمشاركة في الاستبيان عبر الإنترنت الخاص بنا قبل 4 نوفمبر لإعطاء تعقيباتك. لن يأخذ الاستبيان من وقتك أكثر من 3 دقائق تقريبًا. وسيتم سؤالك فيه عن تجاربك السابقة مع Avista والطريقة التي تفضلها للاتصال بك مستقبلاً.
Ñan jibañ kij ilo kōttopar in, emōj ad likit ruo ien ko ñan am kwalok am uak kin ippān doon eo ad im wawen roñjake im kōnaan.
Jej kaurinenene eok ñan bōk kajitok ko ad aunḷain mōkta jān Nobōmba 4 ñan kwalok uak ko am. Kajitok kein enij bōk lak ñan 3 minit in kōmmane. Enij kajitok kin ta ko kwar ion e mōkta lak ippān Avista im wawen am kōnaan im roñjake kake ilju jeklaj.
In 2019, Washington State passed the Clean Energy Transformation Act requiring an electricity supply free of greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. This aligns with Avista’s own clean energy goals.
CETA requires electric utilities to eliminate coal-fired electricity by the end of 2025, use a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by 2030, and source 100 percent of their electricity from renewable or non-carbon-emitting sources by 2045.
There are also provisions to ensure affordability and reliability for all our customers as we undergo this energy transformation.
Rules for implementing CETA were adopted in December 2020 by the Washington State Department of Commerce and Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.
Avista filed our 10-year Clean Energy Action Plan (CEAP) with the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) on April 1, 2021 and April 30, 2021, outlining Avista’s resource acquisition plan for the next 10 years to meet CETA requirements.
In addition, we filed our Clean Energy Implementation Plan (CEIP) in October 2021 with input from our Equity Advisory Group (EAG) to help guide and lead our equity work. Find out more about both below, as well as opportunities for participation in each Advisory Group, along with contact information.
We will have a public meeting on June 23, 2022, 5-6 p.m. to give an update on the CEIP process. Here is the Microsoft Teams link to the virtual meeting. No need to pre-register. Just click the link when it’s time. You don’t need to have Teams on your device.
Community involvement is critical to our efforts, and we want to hear from you directly on what benefits you and your community as we transition to a cleaner energy future. Please know this is just the beginning, and we will continue to update you as we move forward.
Avista's Advisory GroupsView Avista's Advisory Groups (PDF)
The goal of the CEIP is to develop an implementation plan of specific actions to be taken over the next four years to show the progress being made toward clean energy goals by 2030 and 2045. The CEIP must also 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
- Long-term and short-term public health and environmental benefits
- Energy security and resiliency
Avista is currently in the process of identifying and proposing actions for implementing the targets established in the CEIP. A series of meetings will be held to educate, inform and solicit feedback on the development of the CEIP.
Appendix A - 2021 Clean Energy Action Plan
- 2021 IRP PRiSM Lowest Reasonable Portfolio
- 2021 IRP PRiSM Reasonably Available Portfolio
- PRiSM Model Guide
Appendix B - Biennial Conservation Plan
Appendix C - Energy Efficiency
Appendix D - 2020 Clean Energy Workpapers
Appendix E - Customer Benefit Indicators
- Benefit Area Matrix
- CBI - Avista Air Emissions
- CBI - Energy Burden
- CBI - Energy Efficiency Spending
- CBI - Energy Availability
- CBI - Generation Location
- CBI - Named Community Clean Energy
- CBI - Outdoor Air Quality
- CBI - Outreach Events
- CBI - Program Participants
- CBI - Regional GHG Emissions
- CBI - Supplier Diversity
- Census Tracts
- Western Generation Sources - EIA
- Workforce Availability
- Avista Approved 2021 CBIs, Metrics, and Conditions
Appendix F - Public Comments and Avista Responses
Appendix G - Equity Advisory Group
- Avista Equity Advisory Group Member Interest Form
- Equity Advisory Group Charter Fall 2021
- 2021 Equity Advisory Group Member List
Appendix H - WAC Requirement List
Appendix I - Specific Actions Table
Appendix J - WA State Commerce Report
Appendix K - Figures and Tables
- Chapter 2 Figures and Tables
- Chapter 3 Figures and Tables
- Chapter 4 Figures and Tables
- Chapter 5 Figures and Tables
- Chapter 6 Figures and Tables
Appendix L - Post Falls
Appendix M - Incremental Cost
For access to confidential CEIP materials, please contact Avista at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss. In order to receive confidential materials a Non-Disclosure Agreement will be required.
Community input is vital to this process, and we are inviting the public to join in this effort through a series of technical meetings. To be added to the registration list, please email email@example.com.
- Avista’s current clean electricity portfolio
- About the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA)
- Highly impacted communities as defined by the Department of Health
- About the Clean Energy Action Plan (CEAP) and Clean Energy Implementation Plan (CEIP)
- CEAP targets
- Avista’s customer benefit indicators
- Renewable energy credit
- Breakout groups with Equity Advisory Group
Thursday, July 15, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
View recorded meeting
View meeting notes
View Clean Energy Implementation Plan Terms and Definitions
Watch what is a renewable energy certificate video
- Customer benefit indicators and associated resource mix
- Customer benefit indicators methodology and measurement
- Resource details—location, budget, etc.
- Correlated customer benefit indicators, resource mix and metrics
- Cost-cap calculations
- Non-energy impacts
- Next steps for CEIP and engagement
Thursday, September 2, 9:00 a.m.
CEIP listening session
Thursday, September 9, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
View generation resource breakout session presentation
View listening session presentation
View energy efficiency and demand response presentation
View customer benefit indicators presentation
Non-technical public meeting to provide an overview of all topics from previous meetings. There will be limited time for feedback collected as this meeting is meant to be a summary of the process to date and how we will move forward with future CEIPs.
Avista’s Equity Advisory Group (EAG) is being formed to ensure customers are benefitting from the transition to clean energy through the equitable distribution of energy and nonenergy benefits and reduced energy burdens to communities and populations that have been identified as highly impacted by fossil fuel pollution and climate change.
Avista is seeking individuals who are interested being part of the conversations on equity in energy planning and implementation.
We are especially looking for those who are:
- older adults,
- economically disadvantaged,
- living with disability,
- Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)
- have an interest in environmental justice,
- are associated with public health,
- reside on tribal land,
- live in affordable housing, or
- are member of marginalized community or population
In addition to the EAG meetings featured below, EAG members are also encouraged to attend CEIP public meetings listed above.
Thursday, May 13, 2021 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. OR 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
- Meet and greet
- Review 2021 participation opportunities
Meeting options of June 9 2021 at 5:30 to 7:30 pm OR June 19 at 7:30 to 9:30 am
Public Participation during the first portion of the meeting
View June 9 meeting notes
View June 10 meeting notes
- Review and Discuss Clean Energy Customer Benefit Indicators
Thursday, June 17, 2021 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Combined with public participation meeting
- CEAP targets
- Avista’s customer benefit indicators
- Renewable energy credit
Tuesday, July 20, Time TBD
- Review and discuss customer benefit indicators and associated resource mix with methodology and measurement
Below is a tentative list of meetings dates and agenda topics that will be discussed throughout the rest of 2022 and up until the Company files its next Public Participation Plan in compliance with WAC 480-100-655 (2) on May 1, 2023.
2022/2023 Equity Advisory Group Meeting Schedule
||Wednesday, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
||Friday, 7:30 pm - 9:00 am
|Named Communities Investment Fund / CEIP Condition #10
||October 19, 2022
||October 21, 2022
|CEIP Condition #10 / Develop metric for Condition #24
||November 16, 2022
||November 18, 2022
||December 14, 2022
||December 16, 2022
|CEIP Condition #24 Update
||January 18, 2023
||January 20, 2023
|CEIP Condition #38 Selection
||February 15, 2023
||February 17, 2023
|CEIP Condition #38 / Develop metric for CEIP Condition #20
||March 15, 2023
||March 17, 2023
|Present and discuss additional CBIs defined in CEIP Condition #23
||April 19, 2023
||April 21, 2023
|CEIP Condition #23 continued
||May 17, 2023
||May 19, 2023
If you would like to attend an Equity Advisory Group meeting please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (509) 495-7896.