Funding for Comprehensive Value of Solar and Storage Approved


Following a tumultuous series of legislative events, lawmakers in Washington approved a supplementary 2025 budget which allocated funds for a comprehensive study on the Value of Solar and Storage. This victory holds great significance for advocates of widespread adoption of rooftop solar energy in Washington. The findings of this study will play a crucial role in shaping upcoming discussions and choices regarding key matters like net metering rates.

Washington’s Value of Solar Study – the What’s and Why’s

Numerous individuals and groups collaborated to bring about this achievement. WASEIA would like to give special thanks to the following legislators:

  • Rep. Vandana Slatter, prime sponsor of the Appropriations amendment.
  • Senator Joe Nguyen
  • Rep. Beth Doglio
  • Rep. Timm Ormsby
  • Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon
  • Rep. Alex Ramel
  • Rep. Debra Lekanoff

We would also like to express our gratitude and appreciation to:

Cassie Bordelon, Senior Government Affairs Representative at Puget Sound Energy. Cassie collaborated closely with WASEIA throughout the entire process. She played a key role in composing the bill language, engaged in conversations with legislators to emphasize the importance of the study, and garnered support from other utility companies in our state.


  • Glenn Blackmon, Director, Energy Policy Office at the Washington State Department of Commerce, State Energy Office
  • Nora Hawkins, Senior Energy Policy Specialist, Washington State Department of Commerce
  • Robert Duff, Executive Director, Policy & Outreach, Office of the Governor
  • Anna Lising, Senior Climate Advisor to Governor Jay Inslee
  • Donna Gerardi Riordan, Executive Director of the Washington Academy of Sciences.
  • Shift Zero, a zero carbon building alliance
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