The governor signed SB 5187, the state operating budget for the next biennium today, and it will not include an accelerated two-year plan to study the future of net metering and determine a successor rate.
Section 132(20), pages 102-103, Department of Commerce and Utilities and Transportation Commission, Net Metering Work Group
This section directs the Department of Commerce and the Utilities and Transportation Commission to convene a work group to study the future of net metering in Washington state.
Because funding was not provided to do this work, I have vetoed Section 132(20). However, Iam directing the department and the commission to request funding in the next budget to adequately support a work group for this purpose.