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Utility Updates

Benton Rural Electric Association (8-16-18)

Because of the high level of interest in the Renewable Energy System Incentive Program in the Benton REA electric service area, the availability of incentive funds is virtually exhausted. The WSU Energy Program will continue to process applications for projects in the Benton REA service territory that were submitted on or before August 16, 2018. We will also work with installers and customer-owners who have already applied for interconnection agreements with the Benton REA.

The annual incentive program cap in the Benton REA service territory is $583,704.93. The WSU Energy Program cannot approve applications in one year that will cause the cap to be exceeded in a subsequent year. We will review incentive payment obligations each fiscal year.

Jefferson County PUD 1 (8-16-18)

Because of the high level of interest in the Renewable Energy System Incentive Program in the Jefferson County PUD electric service area, the availability of incentive funds is virtually exhausted. The WSU Energy Program will continue to process applications for projects in the Jefferson County PUD service territory that were submitted on or before August 16, 2018. We will also work with installers and customer-owners who have already applied for interconnection agreements with the Jefferson County PUD.

The annual incentive program cap in the Jefferson County PUD service territory is $447,156.97. The WSU Energy Program cannot approve applications in one year that will cause the cap to be exceeded in a subsequent year. We will review incentive payment obligations each fiscal year.

Okanogan County Electric Cooperative (8-16-18)

Because of the high level of interest in the Renewable Energy System Incentive Program in the Okanogan County Electric Cooperative electric service area, the availability of incentive funds is virtually exhausted. The WSU Energy Program will continue to process applications for projects in the Okanogan County Electric Cooperative service territory that were submitted on or before August 16, 2018. We will also work with installers and customer-owners who have already applied for interconnection agreements with the Okanogan County Electric Cooperative.

The annual incentive program cap in the Okanogan County Electric Cooperative service territory is $165,922.45. The WSU Energy Program cannot approve applications in one year that will cause the cap to be exceeded in a subsequent year. We will review incentive payment obligations each fiscal year.

PacifiCorp (8-14-18)

Because of the high level of interest in the Renewable Energy System Incentive Program in the Pacific Power & Light Company (PacifiCorp) electric service area, the availability of incentive funds is virtually exhausted. The WSU Energy Program will continue to process applications for projects in the PacifiCorp service territory that were submitted on or before Tuesday, August 14, 2018. We will also work with installers and customer-owners who have already applied for interconnection agreements with PacifiCorp.

Kittitas County PUD (7-18-18)

Because of the high level of interest in the Renewable Energy System Incentive Program in the Kittitas County PUD electric service area, the availability of incentive funds is virtually exhausted. The WSU Energy Program will continue to process applications for projects in the Kittitas County PUD service territory that were submitted on or before Wednesday, July 18, 2018. We will also work with installers and customer-owners who have already applied for interconnection agreements with the Kittitas County PUD.

The annual incentive program cap in the Kittitas County PUD service territory is $250,000.00. The WSU Energy Program cannot approve applications in one year that will cause the cap to be exceeded in a subsequent year. We will review incentive payment obligations each fiscal year.

Applications submitted after July 18, 2018, will be waitlisted. If funding becomes available, we will process applications based on their date of submission to the WSU Energy Program.

City of Ellensburg (7-9-18)

Because of the high level of interest in the Renewable Energy System Incentive Program in the City of Ellensburg electric service area, the availability of incentive funds is virtually exhausted. The WSU Energy Program will continue to process applications for projects in the City of Ellensburg service territory that were submitted on or before Friday, July 6, 2018. We will also work with installers and customer-owners who have already applied for interconnection agreements with the City of Ellensburg. 

The annual incentive program cap in the City of Ellensburg service territory is $250,000.00. The WSU Energy Program cannot approve applications in one year that will cause the cap to be exceeded in a subsequent year. We will review incentive payment obligations each fiscal year.

Orcas Power and Light Company (3-30-18)

Because of the high level of interest in the Renewable Energy System Incentive Program in the Orcas Power and Light Company (OPALCO) service territory, the availability of incentive funds for renewable energy systems is virtually exhausted. The WSU Energy Program will process only those applications for projects in OPALCO’s service territory that were submitted on or before Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

The annual cap for the program in the OPALCO service territory is $289,577.13. The WSU Energy Program cannot approve applications in one year that will cause the cap to be exceeded in a subsequent year. We will review incentive payment obligations each fiscal year.

Applications submitted after Wednesday, March 28, 2018, will be queued in a “suspended – pending funding” status. If funding becomes available, we will process applications based on their date of submission to the WSU Energy Program.