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Department of Ecology
Committees, Boards, and Workgroups

Residential Heating Assistance Program
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Ecology is meeting with Tribes, stakeholders, and the public to gather ideas for potential measures to assist customers who heat their homes with fuels other than electricity and natural gas.  The Climate Commitment Act (CCA) includes measures to assist residents who use electric and natural gas heating.  Section 47 of the CCA also directs Ecology to develop a proposal for how to assist households that use other heating sources, including fuel oil and propane. 

Initial Tribal and stakeholder meetings took place in October and November of 2022. Ecology has begun work on a draft proposal and intends to accept feedback on the draft before the proposal is finalized in Spring 2023. If you would like to provide comment or request a meeting in advance of the release of the draft proposal, please contact Harrison Ashby by November 30, 2022.  

We will share information and documents on this webpage as we meet the requirements of Section 47.

 

Get involved, provide your input

Ecology held two stakeholder meetings to talk about existing resources for customers, and hear feedback about how we can expand these resources. PowerPoint presentations from these meetings can be found at the bottom of the page.  We intend to provide additional opportunities for feedback once we have completed a draft proposal.  

Stakeholder meeting
Thursday, October 20, 2022, 1 p.m.
Online meeting
Agenda:

  • Presentations (45 minutes)
    • Weatherization (Department of Commerce)
    • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (Department of Commerce)
    • Energy burden (Department of Commerce)
    • Heating Oil Loan and Grant Program and Liability Insurance Program
      (Pollution Liability Insurance Agency)
  •  Feedback from stakeholders (45 minutes)

 

Stakeholder meeting
Thursday, November 10, 2022, 1 p.m.
Online meeting

Agenda:

  • Presentations (30 minutes)
    • Follow-up on Stakeholder Meeting I
  • Q&A (15 minutes)
  • Facilitated Discussion (45 minutes) 

Tribal engagement

Ecology held a separate process with Tribes. 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 3:30pm
Invitation by email.

 

Contact information

Harrison Ashby
Residential Heating Assistance Project Lead
harrison.ashby@ecy.wa.gov
360-485-2771

Documents

 File NameFile SizeDescriptionCategoryDate Added
ResidentialHeatingStakeholder1Slides.pdf 1.9 MB Slides from Residential Heating Stakeholder Meetin...
Slides from Residential Heating Stakeholder Meeting 1
Presentation 10/20/22 03:42 PM
ResidentialHeatingStakeholder2Slides.pdf 877.5 KB Slides from Residential Heating Stakeholder Meetin...
Slides from Residential Heating Stakeholder Meeting 2
Presentation 11/10/22 03:58 PM

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