Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia

Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia An independent, quasi-judicial agency that regulates energy and telecom providers serving D.C. The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia was originally established by Congress in 1913 and was reaffirmed by Congress as an independent agency of the District of Columbia Government in the District of Columbia Home Rule Charter in 1973.

The DCPSC functions as a quasi-judicial agency to ensure that the natural gas, electricity and telecommunications utilities doing business in the District provide safe and reasonably adequate service and facilities at just and reasonable rates.

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We believe in giving back to our DC community. For our The Good Neighbor Initiative, we partnered with A Wider Circle to...
12/22/2021

We believe in giving back to our DC community. For our The Good Neighbor Initiative, we partnered with A Wider Circle to support two families through their Good Karma program for the holidays this year! We're thankful to provide gifts for these wonderful families.

#ICYMI Interim Chairman Emile Thompson testified before the The Council of the District of Columbia's Public Hearing on ...
12/21/2021

#ICYMI Interim Chairman Emile Thompson testified before the The Council of the District of Columbia's Public Hearing on the “Climate Resilience Planning in the District” legislation.
📑 Read our testimony: https://bit.ly/3mnPpQr
▶️ View the replay: https://bit.ly/30N5c3Q

#ICYMI Interim Chairman Emile Thompson testified before the The Council of the District of Columbia's Public Hearing on the “Climate Resilience Planning in the District” legislation.
📑 Read our testimony: https://bit.ly/3mnPpQr
▶️ View the replay: https://bit.ly/30N5c3Q

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia had a great time at Mayor Bowser's Senior Holiday Luncheon. We...
12/17/2021

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia had a great time at Mayor Bowser's Senior Holiday Luncheon. We answered questions and provided information about utility discount programs. Learn if you’re eligible for assistance programs at: https://bit.ly/3E6GOI3

We have openings in our agency and invite you to apply! The DCPSC  is currently looking to fill the position of Pipeline...
12/16/2021

We have openings in our agency and invite you to apply! The DCPSC is currently looking to fill the position of Pipeline Safety Engineer and Policy Advisor – if you’re interested find out more at: https://dcpsc.org/About-PSC/Careers/Employment-Opportunities.aspx

We have openings in our agency and invite you to apply! The DCPSC is currently looking to fill the position of Pipeline Safety Engineer and Policy Advisor – if you’re interested find out more at: https://dcpsc.org/About-PSC/Careers/Employment-Opportunities.aspx

If you haven't already heard, #WinterReadyDC is officially here so be sure to sign up for your FREE weatherization kit t...
12/16/2021

If you haven't already heard, #WinterReadyDC is officially here so be sure to sign up for your FREE weatherization kit today! You just need to be a DC resident and sign up at the link here: dcpsc.org/WinterReadyDC

If you haven't already heard, #WinterReadyDC is officially here so be sure to sign up for your FREE weatherization kit today! You just need to be a DC resident and sign up at the link here: dcpsc.org/WinterReadyDC

#WinterReadyDC is officially here! Find out about winterizing your home to save on your utility bills this winter – also...
12/15/2021

#WinterReadyDC is officially here! Find out about winterizing your home to save on your utility bills this winter – also sign-up for your FREE weatherization kit that is delivered straight to your door! https://dcpsc.org/WinterReadyDC

#WinterReadyDC is officially here! Find out about winterizing your home to save on your utility bills this winter – also sign-up for your FREE weatherization kit that is delivered straight to your door! https://dcpsc.org/WinterReadyDC

Love data? Our 2020 Statistical Report, a companion piece to our Annual Report, is now available. Find statistics about ...
12/10/2021

Love data? Our 2020 Statistical Report, a companion piece to our Annual Report, is now available. Find statistics about energy and telecom suppliers, solar energy systems, RPS applications, and more. Find the report here: https://bit.ly/3EG6dt4

Love data? Our 2020 Statistical Report, a companion piece to our Annual Report, is now available. Find statistics about energy and telecom suppliers, solar energy systems, RPS applications, and more. Find the report here: https://bit.ly/3EG6dt4

This month the Department of Aging & Community Living is hosting Mayor Bowser's 23rd Annual Senior Holiday Celebration! ...
12/10/2021

This month the Department of Aging & Community Living is hosting Mayor Bowser's 23rd Annual Senior Holiday Celebration! It’ll be on December 15th from 10am-2pm and the DCPSC will be present to answer any questions about your utility issues or provide assistance! Find out more here: https://bit.ly/mmbholidaycelebration

This month the Department of Aging & Community Living is hosting Mayor Bowser's 23rd Annual Senior Holiday Celebration! It’ll be on December 15th from 10am-2pm and the DCPSC will be present to answer any questions about your utility issues or provide assistance! Find out more here: https://bit.ly/mmbholidaycelebration

We’re excited to share our recap video of our first Clean Energy Summit: Path to Decarbonization. Here’s a glimpse at th...
12/08/2021
DCPSC Clean Energy Summit 2021 Recap

We’re excited to share our recap video of our first Clean Energy Summit: Path to Decarbonization. Here’s a glimpse at the all-day event of conversations and insights shared on advancing clean energy in the District and in the nation. https://bit.ly/3ox1C6R

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia held the first ever Clean Energy Summit in 2021. It was an event of collaboration, insight and dial...

Congratulations to Commissioner Richard Beverly for his re-appointment to the @DCPSC! We’re excited for another year und...
12/07/2021

Congratulations to Commissioner Richard Beverly for his re-appointment to the @DCPSC! We’re excited for another year under his leadership. Find the press release here: https://tinyurl.com/BeverlyReappointment

Congratulations to Commissioner Richard Beverly for his re-appointment to the @DCPSC! We’re excited for another year under his leadership. Find the press release here: https://tinyurl.com/BeverlyReappointment

Congratulations to Commissioner Emile Thompson for his appointment to the DCPSC as Interim Chairman! We look forward to ...
12/02/2021

Congratulations to Commissioner Emile Thompson for his appointment to the DCPSC as Interim Chairman! We look forward to his leadership and how he will move us forward in this next season. https://bit.ly/31r2EZe

Congratulations to Commissioner Emile Thompson for his appointment to the DCPSC as Interim Chairman! We look forward to his leadership and how he will move us forward in this next season. https://bit.ly/31r2EZe

DC Sustainable Energy Utility is offering a $50 rebate on electric leaf blowers. This effort will help eliminate fuel co...
11/29/2021
Switch from Gas to Electric Lawn Care Equipment | DC Sustainable Energy Utility

DC Sustainable Energy Utility is offering a $50 rebate on electric leaf blowers. This effort will help eliminate fuel costs, and drastically cut down on maintenance time and costs. Find out more by visiting: https://www.dcseu.com/homes/electric-lawn-care #TurnOverANewLeaf

Who is on your holiday shopping list this year? Starting in the Workforce Development Program, Madison, is back as an … Since 2014, Mess Hall Founder, Al Goldberg, has been innovating …

Congratulations to our Chairman Willie L. Phillips for being confirmed by the Senate to the Federal Energy Regulatory Co...
11/17/2021

Congratulations to our Chairman Willie L. Phillips for being confirmed by the Senate to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission! We're excited to see how the Chairman will continue to lead in his new appointment. https://bit.ly/325ANxL

Congratulations to our Chairman Willie L. Phillips for being confirmed by the Senate to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission! We're excited to see how the Chairman will continue to lead in his new appointment. https://bit.ly/325ANxL

Join us at Maya Angelou Public Charter School on November 13th from 10am to 3pm for their #EastEndMarket. Civic associat...
11/09/2021
Ward 7's East End Market

Join us at Maya Angelou Public Charter School on November 13th from 10am to 3pm for their #EastEndMarket. Civic associations, non-profits, and local businesses will be there with us! Come show your pride and connect with the Ward 7 community:

Maya Angelou Public Charter School • November 13th, 2021A Quarterly Market Created and Organized By Ward 7’s Residents  Register Today! 💻 We Need Vendors! Register as a Vendor

Thanks to Public Utilities Fortnightly for their extensive recap of our Clean Energy Summit! Check out their articles an...
11/03/2021

Thanks to Public Utilities Fortnightly for their extensive recap of our Clean Energy Summit! Check out their articles and images at bit.ly/PUFCleanEnergySummitarticle

Great job to FERC nominee and DCPSC Chairman Willie L. Phillips on his Senate confirmation hearing today. We are proud o...
10/19/2021

Great job to FERC nominee and DCPSC Chairman Willie L. Phillips on his Senate confirmation hearing today. We are proud of his efforts to ensure that energy is reliable, affordable, and sustainable for all. https://www.eenews.net/articles/what-willie-phillips-past-says-about-how-he-would-change-ferc/

Great job to FERC nominee and DCPSC Chairman Willie L. Phillips on his Senate confirmation hearing today. We are proud of his efforts to ensure that energy is reliable, affordable, and sustainable for all. https://www.eenews.net/articles/what-willie-phillips-past-says-about-how-he-would-change-ferc/

A full recording of our recent Clean Energy Summit featuring numerous local, state, federal and industry experts is now ...
10/15/2021

A full recording of our recent Clean Energy Summit featuring numerous local, state, federal and industry experts is now available. Watch it at https://cleanenergysummitdc.com/.

A full recording of our recent Clean Energy Summit featuring numerous local, state, federal and industry experts is now available. Watch it at https://cleanenergysummitdc.com/.

Do you know the signs of a utility scam? Would you know what to do or what to say? Learn how to protect yourself and you...
10/13/2021
Fight Utility Scams

Do you know the signs of a utility scam? Would you know what to do or what to say? Learn how to protect yourself and your community.

9 tips to protect yourself from utility scams.

D.C.’s area code has been 202 for as long as there have been area codes, back to the 1940s. But 202 will soon have some ...
10/08/2021
New DC Area Code: Here's What to Know About 771 and Beloved 202

D.C.’s area code has been 202 for as long as there have been area codes, back to the 1940s. But 202 will soon have some competition. Here’s everything you need to know about 771.

Big changes to making phone calls in D.C. are about to go into effect. Phone numbers with the District’s new 771 area code will be issued starting next month, and using the area code while dialing will be mandatory starting this weekend. D.C.’s area code has been 202 for as long as there have be...

Starting this Saturday, Oct. 9, whenever you place a call to a 202 number, you'll have to dial the area code. This is to...
10/07/2021

Starting this Saturday, Oct. 9, whenever you place a call to a 202 number, you'll have to dial the area code. This is to accommodate the rollout of our new 771 area code. After Oct. 9, any calls using only 7 digits will not go through. More: https://dcpsc.org/771

Starting this Saturday, Oct. 9, whenever you place a call to a 202 number, you'll have to dial the area code. This is to accommodate the rollout of our new 771 area code. After Oct. 9, any calls using only 7 digits will not go through. More: https://dcpsc.org/771

Today we were at the DC Public Library in Southwest to share info on utility discount programs + ways to save energy as ...
10/06/2021

Today we were at the DC Public Library in Southwest to share info on utility discount programs + ways to save energy as well as give out free home weatherization kits for the Department of Energy & Environment's #EEDay2021! Such a great event and partnership.

Stay up to date with what we’re doing to address the ongoing Washington Gas customer service issues, as well as what the...
10/01/2021
Working to address Washington Gas customer service issues

Stay up to date with what we’re doing to address the ongoing Washington Gas customer service issues, as well as what the company is doing in response. We’ll keep this page updated as new information and developments become available. Reach out to us directly with any specific issues or complaints: https://bit.ly/DCPSC-complaint

A recent DCPSC order outlines specific actions that WGL must take to resolve the customer service issues.

Our 771 area code will be here soon. Starting Oct. 9, we’ll all have to start dialing the area code + number whenever we...
09/30/2021
Seven-seven-what? After 74 years, D.C. braces for a new area code.

Our 771 area code will be here soon. Starting Oct. 9, we’ll all have to start dialing the area code + number whenever we place a call, even to a 202 number. And about the desire for 771 merch – we say yes!

As 771 arrives, longtime residents ask (anxiously), “Can I keep my 202?” (The answer is yes.)

Our inaugural Clean Energy Summit was a success! We heard from utility regulators, industry experts, federal/state/local...
09/29/2021

Our inaugural Clean Energy Summit was a success! We heard from utility regulators, industry experts, federal/state/local leaders and others on how we can all chart a path to a clean energy future. A huge thanks to all of our speakers, participants, exhibitors and staff who were a part of this event.

The final phone in our #LastPayphonesInDC series is at 2452 18th St, NW in the heart of Adams Morgan. This one’s wedged ...
09/24/2021

The final phone in our #LastPayphonesInDC series is at 2452 18th St, NW in the heart of Adams Morgan. This one’s wedged between an Irish pub and an empanada shop and has clearly been a part of some late-night activities.

The final phone in our #LastPayphonesInDC series is at 2452 18th St, NW in the heart of Adams Morgan. This one’s wedged between an Irish pub and an empanada shop and has clearly been a part of some late-night activities.

Four more of the #LastPayphonesInDC are near each other on Mt. Pleasant St, NW between Lamont and Irving. Located in fro...
09/23/2021

Four more of the #LastPayphonesInDC are near each other on Mt. Pleasant St, NW between Lamont and Irving. Located in front of a supermarket, dry cleaner, community center, and ice cream shop, these vary in condition and age. One has a unique "hole punch" design across the top.

As part of our regulatory duties, we certify every payphone in the District. That used to be quite the task, but now in ...
09/22/2021

As part of our regulatory duties, we certify every payphone in the District. That used to be quite the task, but now in 2021 just six payphones are active in the entire city. One of the #LastPayphonesInDC (and the only one remining downtown) is at is 1432 H St, NW. This payphone has a traditional pedestal and is in overall great shape! While technically active, this phone is pending removal so if you’d like to place a call, the time is now.

As part of our regulatory duties, we certify every payphone in the District. That used to be quite the task, but now in 2021 just six payphones are active in the entire city. One of the #LastPayphonesInDC (and the only one remining downtown) is at is 1432 H St, NW. This payphone has a traditional pedestal and is in overall great shape! While technically active, this phone is pending removal so if you’d like to place a call, the time is now.

The Lifeline program, run by Verizon in the District, helps low-income consumers afford phone and/or high-speed internet...
09/21/2021
DCPSC - Lifeline Program

The Lifeline program, run by Verizon in the District, helps low-income consumers afford phone and/or high-speed internet. This lets them find jobs, access health care, connect with family and call for help in an emergency.

The Lifeline Program helps make telephone and broadband services more affordable for low-income consumers.

Welcome to National Clean Energy Week! Mayor Bowser has recognized the occasion and noted that “the urgency to combat cl...
09/20/2021
Home - Clean Energy Week

Welcome to National Clean Energy Week! Mayor Bowser has recognized the occasion and noted that “the urgency to combat climate change and build a more sustainable future is clear, and Washington, DC is proud to serve as an international model for building greener, more resilient cities.” More: https://dcpsc.org/cleanenergy/

National Clean Energy Week is a celebration of the policies, industries, and innovations that power our daily lives while producing no or very little greenhouse gas emissions. Despite the very real technological and political challenges, a clean energy future is in our reach, and America is ready to...

Happy District Department of Transportation  Park(ing) Day! Stop by 700 Monroe St NE to pick up your free home winter we...
09/17/2021

Happy District Department of Transportation Park(ing) Day! Stop by 700 Monroe St NE to pick up your free home winter weatherization kit and then stay to charge your phone from our solar generator and play a game of co****le!

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Washington D.C., DC
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Tuesday 9am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9am - 5:30pm
Thursday 9am - 5:30pm
Friday 9am - 5:30pm

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(202) 626-5100

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Marvin L. Briggs (Records Management Specialist) and Natalie Taylor (Management Liaison Specialist) sporting our official PSC Commission Shirts on Friday!
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