Washington State Enacts Law Requiring the Use of the SCC in Resource Planning

  • Application

    Integrated resource planning

  • Date

    May 2019
  • Details

    n early 2019, the state enacted a law requiring the use of the social cost of carbon in utility resource planning, specifying that utilities should use the IWG Social Cost of Carbon at the 2.5% discount rate.

  • SCC Value(s)

    IWG Social Cost of Carbon at the 2.5% discount rate.

  • Reference

    Wash. Sen. Bill. 5116 (signed by Gov. Inslee on May 7, 2019) - Supporting Washington's clean energy economy and transitioning to a clean, affordable, and reliable energy future.

  • Legal Authority

    Wash. Sen. Bill. 5116 (signed by Gov. Inslee on May 7, 2019)

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