Pacific Power submits annual decoupling filing with WUTC

January 12, 2021

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Pacific Power has submitted its required annual decoupling filing to the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. The decoupling mechanism was originally approved by the Commission in 2016 to remove barriers to energy efficiency and conservation.

This is a separate filing from the approved settlement announced in December 2020 resulting in a 1.2% average rate decrease for customers. That decrease went into effect Jan. 1, 2021.

If approved, the proposed annual decoupling filing will increase rates 0.7% from February 1, 2021 through January 31, 2022. The previous annual decoupling mechanism was a 3.4% reduction in rates from February 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021.

The Commission will examine Pacific Power’s compliance filing and may determine that the filing be accepted as filed, modified, or rejected. If accepted as filed, the rate change would go into effect on February 1, 2021.

The public is invited to comment to the Commission. The Commission has the authority to set final rates that may be lower or higher than the company’s filing, depending on the outcome of its examination. More information is available on the Commission’s website at utc.wa.gov, or by using the following contact information:

Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission

621 Woodland Square Loop SE

Lacey, WA 98503

Email: comments@utc.wa.gov

Telephone: 1-888-333-WUTC (9882)

The Commission is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to participants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation, please contact the Commission at 360-664-1132 or human_resources@utc.wa.gov.