Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia

Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia The DCPSC is an independent, quasi-judicial agency that regulates energy and telecom providers serving District residential and business utility customers.

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

Join us next Wednesday, June 2, for our final webinar in our Certified Business Enterprise series where a few of our exi...
05/27/2021
Virtual networking event: Expanding your business

Join us next Wednesday, June 2, for our final webinar in our Certified Business Enterprise series where a few of our existing vendors will share what it’s been like working with us. We’ll also provide an opportunity for current and prospective vendors to network and potentially partner on upcoming procurements. Register for free: https://bit.ly/3wusV2O

DCPSC Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) Initiative Webinar Series

We work to improve diversity and inclusion in the public utility sector as well as within our own ranks. Our 80+ staff m...
05/26/2021

We work to improve diversity and inclusion in the public utility sector as well as within our own ranks. Our 80+ staff members represent a wide range of backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities — including Asian American and Pacific Islander. We’re proud and lucky to have Annie, Bruce, Roger, Elise, and Grace as part of the DCPSC. #AAPIHeritageMonth

We work to improve diversity and inclusion in the public utility sector as well as within our own ranks. Our 80+ staff members represent a wide range of backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities — including Asian American and Pacific Islander. We’re proud and lucky to have Annie, Bruce, Roger, Elise, and Grace as part of the DCPSC. #AAPIHeritageMonth

This weekend several of our staff formed a team and participated in Mayor Bowser's Serve DC DC COVID-19 Community Corps ...
05/24/2021

This weekend several of our staff formed a team and participated in
Mayor Bowser's Serve DC DC COVID-19 Community Corps Day of Action at the convention center. Not only did we get to help members of our community #TakeTheShotDC, we also got to see a few coworkers in person after more than a year!

We’ve selected Synapse Energy Economics, Inc. to study how distributed energy resources (DERs) in the District are helpi...
05/17/2021

We’ve selected Synapse Energy Economics, Inc. to study how distributed energy resources (DERs) in the District are helping the city reach its clean energy goals. The company will research and propose a framework that’ll help us assign a value to DERs and work to integrate them as efficiently as possible. More: https://bit.ly/2Qqrinr

We’ve selected Synapse Energy Economics, Inc. to study how distributed energy resources (DERs) in the District are helping the city reach its clean energy goals. The company will research and propose a framework that’ll help us assign a value to DERs and work to integrate them as efficiently as possible. More: https://bit.ly/2Qqrinr

05/14/2021
here2helpdc.dc.gov

The District’s public health emergency will end on May 20 and your utility bills could be shutoff if you’re behind. NOW is the time to get help and take advantage of the many discount and assistance programs available for District residents. #Here2HelpDC

Here’s everything you need to know about District’s new 771 area code, including what you need to do to prepare. Don’t w...
05/13/2021

Here’s everything you need to know about District’s new 771 area code, including what you need to do to prepare. Don’t worry — your 202 numbers are safe, but adding an overlay area code to a city does come with some challenges: https://bit.ly/771areacode

Here’s everything you need to know about District’s new 771 area code, including what you need to do to prepare. Don’t worry — your 202 numbers are safe, but adding an overlay area code to a city does come with some challenges: https://bit.ly/771areacode

Demand for solar in the District continues to rise. Not only is it helping the city meet its aggressive climate goal of ...
05/12/2021

Demand for solar in the District continues to rise. Not only is it helping the city meet its aggressive climate goal of being powered by 100% renewable energy by 2032, it’s also helping individual residents lower their utility costs. Details in our new report: https://bit.ly/RPSreports

Demand for solar in the District continues to rise. Not only is it helping the city meet its aggressive climate goal of being powered by 100% renewable energy by 2032, it’s also helping individual residents lower their utility costs. Details in our new report: https://bit.ly/RPSreports

We work with a variety of vendors, including engineering, accounting, economics, law, and marketing firms, but we’re mak...
05/11/2021
How to become a Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) in Washington, D.C.

We work with a variety of vendors, including engineering, accounting, economics, law, and marketing firms, but we’re making an effort to bring more small, local, and/or underrepresented District businesses into the fold. Do you work in one of those fields are interested in partnering with us? Step one in that process is to become a CBE and our upcoming webinar will explain how to do that.

DCPSC Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) Initiative Webinar Series

Join us in welcoming Raj Barua, our new Chief of our Office of Policy and Development. Many of us know Raj as he previou...
05/07/2021

Join us in welcoming Raj Barua, our new Chief of our Office of Policy and Development. Many of us know Raj as he previously worked at the Delaware Public Service Commission, Maryland Public Service Commission and Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. He brings to us his three decades of experience in energy and utility regulation, including leading the National Regulatory Research Institute for six years. Welcome to the team, Raj! More: https://bit.ly/3f09yrf

Join us in welcoming Raj Barua, our new Chief of our Office of Policy and Development. Many of us know Raj as he previously worked at the Delaware Public Service Commission, Maryland Public Service Commission and Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. He brings to us his three decades of experience in energy and utility regulation, including leading the National Regulatory Research Institute for six years. Welcome to the team, Raj! More: https://bit.ly/3f09yrf

325 low-income families across the District will now benefit from a new CREF — the city’s version of community solar — t...
05/06/2021
A Low-Income Solar Program that Works | NetZero Insider

325 low-income families across the District will now benefit from a new CREF — the city’s version of community solar — that’s providing energy to the Solar For All program.

D.C.’s Solar For All program has put panels on the roofs of 200 low-income single-family homes and launched 130 community renewable energy facilities.

The Federal Communications Commission's new Emergency Broadband Benefit is providing discounts for broadband internet se...
05/05/2021

The Federal Communications Commission's new Emergency Broadband Benefit is providing discounts for broadband internet service and devices to families struggling to stay connected during the pandemic. See if you qualify and learn how to apply: https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit

The Federal Communications Commission's new Emergency Broadband Benefit is providing discounts for broadband internet service and devices to families struggling to stay connected during the pandemic. See if you qualify and learn how to apply: https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit

Solar continues to be king in the District when it comes to renewable energy. Our latest report on the topic highlights ...
05/04/2021
DCPSC — Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) Report

Solar continues to be king in the District when it comes to renewable energy. Our latest report on the topic highlights the continued growth in solar energy generator applications, including a significant increase in CREFs — Community Renewable Energy Facilities — which jumped from just 12 certified facilities in 2019 to 137 by the end last year. 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.

Come be our first our first environmental economist and help us deliver the District’s climate action plan! The ideal ca...
04/30/2021

Come be our first our first environmental economist and help us deliver the District’s climate action plan! The ideal candidate has experience with climate policy plans, energy efficiency and/or with utilities. We’re also looking for an experienced contract specialist to help oversee all aspects of our contracting and procurement. Apply: http://bit.ly/DCPSCjobs

Come be our first our first environmental economist and help us deliver the District’s climate action plan! The ideal candidate has experience with climate policy plans, energy efficiency and/or with utilities. We’re also looking for an experienced contract specialist to help oversee all aspects of our contracting and procurement. Apply: http://bit.ly/DCPSCjobs

Every 6 minutes an underground utility line is damaged because someone decided to dig without first calling 811. You can...
04/29/2021

Every 6 minutes an underground utility line is damaged because someone decided to dig without first calling 811. You can also submit a request online: http://www.missutility.net/ #SafeDiggingMonth

Every 6 minutes an underground utility line is damaged because someone decided to dig without first calling 811. You can also submit a request online: http://www.missutility.net/ #SafeDiggingMonth

Interested in working with us? We want to partner with more local and/or underrepresented businesses in the District and...
04/28/2021
Business opportunities at the DCPSC for suppliers and services

Interested in working with us? We want to partner with more local and/or underrepresented businesses in the District and are excited to share more about upcoming projects and procurement opportunities, as well as explain our procurement process to help de-mystify the whole vendor experience.

Register for a free webinar on 5/19 from 10-11am: https://bit.ly/3vp9Xu4

DCPSC Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) Initiative Webinar Series

Join us tomorrow, April 28, at 2pm for a cybersecurity conference where reps from our local utilities — Verizon, PepcoCo...
04/27/2021
DCPSC Cybersecurity Conference

Join us tomorrow, April 28, at 2pm for a cybersecurity conference where reps from our local utilities — Verizon, PepcoConnect and Washington Gas — will share how they're protecting their infrastructure from cybersecurity threats. See speakers/panels and join the event: https://bit.ly/3eCH9ar

The DCPSC is hosting a cybersecurity conference to discuss the important steps that local telecommunications, electric and natural gas utilities are taking to protect their infrastructure from cybersecurity threats.

This morning Commissioner Thompson joined the DC Sustainable Energy Utility, the Department of Energy & Environment, New...
04/26/2021

This morning Commissioner Thompson joined the DC Sustainable Energy Utility, the Department of Energy & Environment, New Columbia Solar, Mary Cheh and others at the Children’s National Hospital Research Institute on the former Walter Reed site for a ribbon-cutting of their new Community Renewable Energy Facility — a massive 1.1MW solar installation over their parking garage that generates energy for the District’s Solar For All program.

Supporting local and underrepresented businesses in the District is one of our top strategic priorities. We want to work...
04/23/2021
Certified Business Enterprise — Webinar Series

Supporting local and underrepresented businesses in the District is one of our top strategic priorities. We want to work with more of these companies, so we’re hosting a free webinar series in late May/early June to share our business opportunities, provide tips for becoming a Certified Business Enterprise, and create a place for vendors to meet each other and expand their businesses. Register for free: https://dcpsc.org/cbe

Registration for the DCPSC Certified Business Enterprise Webinar Series from May 19-June 21, 2021, is now open.

Recognizing #EarthDay, The Washington Informer has put out a special sustainability issue tackling the restoration and r...
04/22/2021
How the District of Columbia Is Taking the Lead to Address Climate Change - The Washington Informer

Recognizing #EarthDay, The Washington Informer has put out a special sustainability issue tackling the restoration and resolutions to environmental injustice — including an in-depth look at our clean energy and efficiency efforts. Read the full issue: https://bit.ly/2PcFD6m

The Commission has updated its mission to take into account the District’s climate policy commitments when making its policy decisions.

Our Advisory Council on Utility Supplier and Workforce Diversity has released its suggested best practices guide and we’...
04/21/2021
Advisory Council on Utility Supplier and Workforce Diversity

Our Advisory Council on Utility Supplier and Workforce Diversity has released its suggested best practices guide and we’ve signed revised MOU’s (based on those best practices) with the utilities we regulate. This is an important next step in increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in the public utility sector. Download the guide: https://bit.ly/35qruIg

The Advisory Council on Utility Supplier and Workforce Diversity was established in 2019 by the DCPSC to identify best practices for diversity, equity and inclusion in contracting and employment related to the public utility sector.

STAY DC is a new emergency assistance program from Mayor Bowser and other District government agencies that is helping r...
04/19/2021

STAY DC is a new emergency assistance program from Mayor Bowser and other District government agencies that is helping residents who are unable to pay their utility bills and rent due to COVID-19.

➡️ See if you're eligible and apply: http://stay.dc.gov or call 833-4-STAYDC

➡️ Additional utility assistance programs: https://here2helpdc.dc.gov/

STAY DC is a new emergency assistance program from Mayor Bowser and other District government agencies that is helping residents who are unable to pay their utility bills and rent due to COVID-19.

➡️ See if you're eligible and apply: http://stay.dc.gov or call 833-4-STAYDC

➡️ Additional utility assistance programs: https://here2helpdc.dc.gov/

We’ve always stressed the importance of calling 811 and #SafeDiggingMonth, but D.C.’s new Underground Facilities Protect...
04/15/2021

We’ve always stressed the importance of calling 811 and #SafeDiggingMonth, but D.C.’s new Underground Facilities Protection Amendment Act gives local government more authority over gas and power lines to ensure residents stay safe.

Read the law: https://bit.ly/3mOCWo1
Call 811 or submit a request online: https://bit.ly/3dgk121

We’ve always stressed the importance of calling 811 and #SafeDiggingMonth, but D.C.’s new Underground Facilities Protection Amendment Act gives local government more authority over gas and power lines to ensure residents stay safe.

Read the law: https://bit.ly/3mOCWo1
Call 811 or submit a request online: https://bit.ly/3dgk121

Bringing the new 771 area code online for the District “has little to do with technology—people just need to tap three m...
04/14/2021
New In Town

Bringing the new 771 area code online for the District “has little to do with technology—people just need to tap three more numbers—but it does dial into issues of inconvenience, like updating stationery to specify an area code, and perception.” See all of the often-forgotten phone systems that will be affected: https://bit.ly/3tvwPqY

After a 75-year solo run for 202, DC will soon dial three new digits

Some competitive energy suppliers in the District promote their services and rates through door-to-door salespersons or ...
04/13/2021
Stay informed | DC Power Connect

Some competitive energy suppliers in the District promote their services and rates through door-to-door salespersons or telemarketers, but did you know they have to follow specific guidelines for these interactions? See how to protect yourself: https://bit.ly/3fqsL4h

Once you understand your energy options, it’s important to stay informed and understand your rights when choosing a retail energy supplier.

The District's Clean Energy Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018 includes seven specific goals and mandates — everything from i...
04/09/2021
DCPSC Clean Energy Commitments — Goals and Mandates

The District's Clean Energy Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018 includes seven specific goals and mandates — everything from increasing efficiency to updating solar systems — that we as an agency must fulfill to help the city reach its climate goals.

The Clean Energy Act include several goals and mandates that the DCPSC must fulfill. Explore below each directive to learn how the Commission helping to achieve the District’s climate goals.

Nearly two in five homeowners will put themselves — and their neighbors — at risk this year when they start digging proj...
04/08/2021

Nearly two in five homeowners will put themselves — and their neighbors — at risk this year when they start digging projects. Every digging project, no matter the size, requires a call to 811. You can also submit an online request: https://www.missutility.net/homeowner/ #SafeDiggingMonth

Nearly two in five homeowners will put themselves — and their neighbors — at risk this year when they start digging projects. Every digging project, no matter the size, requires a call to 811. You can also submit an online request: https://www.missutility.net/homeowner/ #SafeDiggingMonth

We’re proud to share that Mayor Bowser has nominated and The Council of the District of Columbia has confirmed Emile C. ...
04/07/2021

We’re proud to share that Mayor Bowser has nominated and
The Council of the District of Columbia has confirmed Emile C. Thompson to serve as our new commissioner. Welcome to the team, Commissioner Thompson! More: https://bit.ly/3fS3Mdw

We’re proud to share that Mayor Bowser has nominated and
The Council of the District of Columbia has confirmed Emile C. Thompson to serve as our new commissioner. Welcome to the team, Commissioner Thompson! More: https://bit.ly/3fS3Mdw

Our Chairman Willie Phillips has been appointed to lead the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Sel...
04/06/2021
District of Columbia PSC Chairman Willie Phillips to Lead the NARUC Select Committee on Regulatory and Industry Diversity

Our Chairman Willie Phillips has been appointed to lead the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Select Committee on Regulatory and Industry Diversity, a driving force to advance opportunities for women, minority and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses in utility supply markets. At the helm, he’ll help make sure NARUC creates a pipeline of diverse businesses and professionals to change the discussion around diversity in the utility field. Congrats, Chairman!

View as PDF For Immediate Release: Contact: Regina Davis, 202-898-9382, [email protected] WASHINGTON (April 6, 2021) — National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners President Paul Kjellander has

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1325 G Street, N.W. Suite 800
Washington D.C., DC
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The District of Columbia Public Service Commission is easily accessible by public transportation. There are several Metro Bus routes with stops within one block of the Office. It is located one block from the Metro Center station.

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The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia is an independent District Government agency established by Congress in 1913 to regulate the electric, natural gas, and telephone companies in the District by functioning as a quasi-judicial agency.

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Monday 09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:30
Thursday 09:00 - 17:30
Friday 09:00 - 17:30

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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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