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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.

Operating as usual

Did you see us yesterday at the Capital Pride festival on Pennsylvania Ave NW? We were happy to be there to support the ...
06/13/2022

Did you see us yesterday at the Capital Pride festival on Pennsylvania Ave NW? We were happy to be there to support the District's LGBTQ+ community and provide important information on the our campaigns, programs, and activities.

It’s official! The Council of the District of Columbia has confirmed Emile C. Thompson as our Chairman. He’s been our In...
06/08/2022

It’s official! The Council of the District of Columbia has confirmed Emile C. Thompson as our Chairman. He’s been our Interim Chairman since Mayor Bowser appointed him last December. Looking forward, Chairman Thompson will make reducing greenhouse gas emissions and grid modernization top priorities.

The deadline to submit proposals for our community heat pump pilot project has been extended to August 22. This project ...
06/07/2022
DCPSC — Community Heat Pump Pilot Project

The deadline to submit proposals for our community heat pump pilot project has been extended to August 22. This project is the first of four to modernize the District’s energy delivery system and help the city meet its clean energy goals: https://dcpsc.org/CleanEnergy

The DCPSC is seeking proposals in response to a Request for Proposals for the design and construction of a large community heat pump system in the District.

It may not be officially summer yet, but summer weather has certainly arrived in the District. Request your free weather...
06/03/2022
DCPSC — Summer Ready DC

It may not be officially summer yet, but summer weather has certainly arrived in the District. Request your free weatherization kit to help make your home more efficient and save on your utility bills in the coming months.

During the summer, there are simple and inexpensive actions you can take to help save energy and reduce utility bills.

Did you see us today at the Shaw DC Public Library? We helped visitors with utility issues and questions as well as gave...
06/02/2022

Did you see us today at the Shaw DC Public Library? We helped visitors with utility issues and questions as well as gave away weatherization kits to help them lower cooling bills this summer. More: https://dcpsc.org/summerreadydc

Let us know if you'd like us to come to a place near you this summer!

We’re hiring! We’re looking for a new IT Specialist who’ll provide support and advice to our staff, software and network...
06/01/2022
DCPSC - Employment Opportunities

We’re hiring! We’re looking for a new IT Specialist who’ll provide support and advice to our staff, software and network. The ideal candidate will also provide security recommendations and stay abreast of new trends and research. Apply by 6/5: http://bit.ly/DCPSCjobs

It’s so great to see more community solar installations coming online in the District. Read more about “one of the large...
05/27/2022

It’s so great to see more community solar installations coming online in the District. Read more about “one of the largest rooftop solar installations in the District to date”: https://bit.ly/3PIrkRp

📷: Real Property & Energy Solutions

It’s likely that many District residents are still behind on their utility bills due to the pandemic, but help is availa...
05/26/2022
Here2HelpDC

It’s likely that many District residents are still behind on their utility bills due to the pandemic, but help is available. Set up payment plans with utility companies, sign up for money-saving programs from District agencies and/or switch to renewable energy through : https://youtu.be/t4VhJivqqJM

In the wake of COVID-19, four District agencies charged with serving DC utility consumers joined forces to create , a public awareness campaign.

The District has "joined a spate of other regional efforts to try to expand the use of a technology that the U.S. Enviro...
05/25/2022
Efforts to develop centralized community geothermal heat pumps expand

The District has "joined a spate of other regional efforts to try to expand the use of a technology that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sees as the most energy-efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to heat and cool a building." Learn more about our community heat pump pilot project: https://bit.ly/DCcommunityheatpump

Washington, D.C., joined a spate of other regional efforts to try to expand the use of a technology viewed as the most energy-efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to heat and cool a building.

Happy ! We're proud to honor this year’s theme of “Advancing Leaders Through Collaboration” as we continue to promote di...
05/20/2022

Happy ! We're proud to honor this year’s theme of “Advancing Leaders Through Collaboration” as we continue to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion and support our employees in reaching their fullest potential.

Spring has officially sprung in the District! In honor of , we're offering free weatherization kits for DC residents. Su...
05/20/2022

Spring has officially sprung in the District! In honor of , we're offering free weatherization kits for DC residents. Supplies are limited, but claim yours today: https://bit.ly/SummerReadyDC

Ever received a piece of mail encouraging you to switch how you get your electricity? That was an offer from a third-par...
05/19/2022
DC Power Connect: Your energy. Your choice.

Ever received a piece of mail encouraging you to switch how you get your electricity? That was an offer from a third-party supplier. Use DC Power Connect to search all available offers and check to make sure any offer you’re considering comes from an approved supplier.

District energy customers have a choice when it comes to their energy supply. Whether your concern is a fixed price over time, reducing your carbon footprint or finding additional services, it’s about selecting the best energy option for your household.

Our Office of Consumer Services attended Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church's Spring Forward event. The event was o...
05/18/2022

Our Office of Consumer Services attended Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church's Spring Forward event. The event was open to the public and included other District agencies, food, and safety demonstrations. It was well attended by the Ward 7 community and church members!

Help the District of Columbia meet its goal of carbon neutrality. Submit a proposal to design and construct a large comm...
05/18/2022
DCPSC - Community Heat Pump Pilot Project

Help the District of Columbia meet its goal of carbon neutrality. Submit a proposal to design and construct a large community heat pump system in the city. https://bit.ly/3Lsbbwf

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia is seeking proposals in response a Request for Proposals for the design and construction a large community heat pump system in the District.

The three, large, ongoing infrastructure projects that we oversee — the Capital Grid Project, DC PLUG, and PROJECTpipes ...
05/17/2022

The three, large, ongoing infrastructure projects that we oversee — the Capital Grid Project, DC PLUG, and PROJECTpipes — not only improve the energy grid, but also make it safer, more reliable, and sustainable. More: https://bit.ly/39tTMFT

Knowing how many solar systems there are in DC only tells part of the story. For example, a large CREF helps Ward 8 gene...
05/12/2022

Knowing how many solar systems there are in DC only tells part of the story. For example, a large CREF helps Ward 8 generate the most MW of any ward even though it has fewer systems than Wards 4, 5, 6 and 7. Read our full Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Report for complete info: http://bit.ly/RPSreports

Meet Aaron Herbert, our newest attorney-advisor! A native of Norfolk, VA, and Howard University grad, Aaron was previous...
05/11/2022

Meet Aaron Herbert, our newest attorney-advisor! A native of Norfolk, VA, and Howard University grad, Aaron was previously a taxpayer advocate at The Office of Tax and Revenue. He’s been in DC for 13+ years and enjoys volunteering as a high school tutor and listening to audiobooks. Welcome to the team!

It’s so great to see the growth of the District’s Solar For All program. The DC Sustainable Energy Utility says the prog...
05/10/2022
DC Sustainable Energy Utility Launches $11.5 Million in 2022 Solar for All Incentives for Solar Developers, Contractors

It’s so great to see the growth of the District’s Solar For All program. The DC Sustainable Energy Utility says the program is expected to provide solar on around 100 single-family homes plus around 40 CREFs that’ll provide enough solar capacity to serve 2,600 families in the program. Way to go!

Solar installations will cut electricity costs by 50% for up to 2,700 low- to moderate-income families in the District

Our latest report on renewable energy in the District shows significant, continued expansion of solar across the city. I...
05/03/2022
DCPSC — Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) Report

Our latest report on renewable energy in the District shows significant, continued expansion of solar across the city. In 2021 we certified 2,337 solar energy systems, 82 of which were community renewable energy facilities (CREFs). That’s an increase of 210 CREFs since 2018. Read the full report: http://bit.ly/RPSreports

Electricity suppliers in the District must provide an increasing percentage of their electricity from renewable resources, following rules created by the DCPSC.

While April is  (don’t forget to call 811 before you dig!), our pipeline safety team makes the safety of the city’s unde...
04/29/2022
Natural Gas Pipeline Safety and Damage Prevention — DCPSC

While April is (don’t forget to call 811 before you dig!), our pipeline safety team makes the safety of the city’s underground gas pipelines their top priority every day. See how we’re keeping District residents and businesses protected.

The DCPSC Office of Compliance & Enforcement (OCE) provides oversight of the transport of natural gas in the District of Columbia. OCE staff make safety their top priority.

Did you know that Metro is putting solar panels above the parking areas at four of its stations? These community solar i...
04/28/2022

Did you know that Metro is putting solar panels above the parking areas at four of its stations? These community solar installations will power other homes and business in the area. Check out the progress at the Anacostia station below and learn more: https://bit.ly/3rTb8T8 📷: Metro Forward

We previously prohibited Washington Gas from disconnecting customers for non-payment as the utility failed to meet servi...
04/27/2022

We previously prohibited Washington Gas from disconnecting customers for non-payment as the utility failed to meet service standards, but having now met those standards, WGL may resume charging late fees for past due amounts arising on or after April 20, 2022. Details: https://bit.ly/3s8jZQj

Have you been confronted with a utility scam? We want to hear from you! Share your story or experience with us to help u...
04/26/2022
Share your experience with utility scams – DCPSC / Fight Utility Scams

Have you been confronted with a utility scam? We want to hear from you! Share your story or experience with us to help us track the frequency, number and types of utility scams in the District.

Use this form to share your story or experience with us to help us track the frequency, number and types of utility scams.

The application deadline for our summer internship program is approaching! We’re looking for recent grads from schools i...
04/22/2022
DCPSC 2022 Summer Internship Program

The application deadline for our summer internship program is approaching! We’re looking for recent grads from schools in D.C. who majored in law, communications, economics, engineering, finance, and/or business administration. Apply by April 30.

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia is seeking interns to work in various areas of energy regulation, including the fields of law, engineering, economics, communications and information technology.

Today we were at Langley Elementary School with the DC Sustainable Energy Utility to share information on solar/renewabl...
04/21/2022

Today we were at Langley Elementary School with the DC Sustainable Energy Utility to share information on solar/renewable energy, energy efficiency, and solar cooking with the 5th grade STEM class. Everyone also was given a home weatherization kit! So great to see such excitement around solar in the District.

Did you know that the DPR Urban Garden Division has a monthly seed subscription box for District residents? We've partne...
04/20/2022

Did you know that the DPR Urban Garden Division has a monthly seed subscription box for District residents? We've partnered with them to provide information on our clean energy efforts and a reminder to call 811 for in their April box.

Join the Greater Washington Urban League on Wednesday, April 20, for an informational webinar discussing the federal and...
04/19/2022
Pepco Energy Bill Assistance Information Webinar

Join the Greater Washington Urban League on Wednesday, April 20, for an informational webinar discussing the federal and state energy assistance programs available to District residents. Access additional bill credits and other assistance: https://bit.ly/DCPSC_UDPs

Learn about available federal and state energy assistance programs to help DC residents, non-profit agencies, churches, and small businesses

Happy National Lineman Appreciation Day! This recognition honors the men and women who work hard, day in and day out, to...
04/18/2022

Happy National Lineman Appreciation Day! This recognition honors the men and women who work hard, day in and day out, to provide safe and reliable electricity to homes and businesses across the country.

04/14/2022

We’re aware of a PepcoConnect transformer power surge in Ward 4 that's burned out residents’ appliances and electronic devices. We’re working with Councilmember Janeese Lewis George's office to help affected residents, but anyone needing more assistance can contact us at bit.ly/DCPSC-complaint or (202) 626-5120.

Today kicks off the Organization of PJM States (OPSI) Spring Meeting in Raleigh, NC. Our Interim Chairman joined reps fr...
04/11/2022

Today kicks off the Organization of PJM States (OPSI) Spring Meeting in Raleigh, NC. Our Interim Chairman joined reps from The Brattle Group, RMI, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and the World Resources Institute to discuss the best ways to get the energy resources needed to meet local policy goals.

Last week, in recognition of , our staff had a presentation from Dr. Amber Hewitt, DC's Chief Equity Officer, about the ...
04/08/2022

Last week, in recognition of , our staff had a presentation from Dr. Amber Hewitt, DC's Chief Equity Officer, about the biases that women must navigate and overcome, and how we can all achieve equity and inclusion at work. We were so glad she was able to join us!

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