Washington State ratepayers are feeling the pinch of initiative 937's (Energy Independence Act) unintended consequences. While the initiative was intended to increase energy conservation and renewable energy resources, many of our utility companies are now required to purchase eligible renewable power (or equivalent credits) even if they don’t need it. This has forced utility companies to pass those unneeded costs onto their customers.
With your help, we can make important changes to the EIA. Legislators need to hear from individuals and businesses that sensible, cost-effective changes can be made to the EIA to protect ratepayers from rising rates without changing the overall intent of the law. By working together we can send a strong message to Olympia – Legislation is needed to amend the EIA to remove the requirement that utilities must buy power they don’t need to serve their customers, thus protecting our rates.
Visit our website today, www.wapower.net, to sign on in support and/or to make a donation in the effort to make changes to the EIA.