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Issue #1 - February 19, 2019

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We are thrilled to be launching the Commission’s inaugural newsletter, Your Energy. Your Voice. Together with Commissioner Beverly, Commissioner Gillis, and Commission staff, we are tackling some of the most important energy issues facing the District of Columbia, including infrastructure improvement, grid modernization, and consumer education. This newsletter is one of many ways we plan to increase public engagement and awareness on our efforts. Opening a dialogue, sharing information more widely, and offering new and compelling ways for you to make your voice be heard is essential as we deliver on our mission.

We couldn’t be more excited to be at the forefront of some of the most exciting changes in energy reliability, propelling the District into the future - and we invite you to join us as we move toward a more sustainable and resilient DC.

-Chairman Willie L. Phillips

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DCPSC launched the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Portal for individuals and businesses to become certified renewable energy generators in the District. Check out the map of all generators in the District here.

Our efforts to support the District's goal of 100% renewable portfolio standard by 2032 were recently featured in the news, DC eases path for renewable generators as it pursues 100% goal

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Energy Suppliers: Obtain your required certification here at our self-paced Supplier Education Workshop & Test.

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The Public Service Commission hosted a retirement celebration to honor the contributions of former Chairman, Betty Ann Kane whose life has been a testament to her 44 years of public service to the residents of the District of Columbia.

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DCPSC in the Community: 2019 Winter Ready DC Coat Drive

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February 20 to 22, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability (MEDSIS) Working Group Meetings

District residents can provide input and recommendations about modernizing the District’s electric delivery system. Sign-up for the working group here.

February 26, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
D.C. Council Performance Oversight Hearing: Committee on Business & Economic Development

Click for the agenda.
Click to watch the live stream.

February 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
DCPSC Open Meeting
Click to watch the live stream. 

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Grid Modernization Supports a Sustainable DC

MEDSIS

The Commission’s grid modernization initiative, Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability, or as we call it, MEDSIS, is well on its way. MEDSIS will help DC reach its climate goals by aligning energy systems with climate policy to increase renewable resources in the District.  We have created six working groups with over 180 participants – which is likely the greatest public participation we’ve ever had in any Commission case.  The working groups have met a total of 25 times, with 28 more meetings scheduled.  Each working group established a set of action items for completion.  As of today, 78 of those action items have been completed, with 52 left to go.  We are on target to meet our May deadline for delivery of recommendations to the Commission. 

Click here to read more about MEDSIS. 

District residents can still sign-up to participate in the MEDSIS Working Groups


The District Moves Forward with EV Adoption

EV

The District is taking steps to prioritize adoption of electric vehicles as a key strategy to reduce fossil fuel dependence, energy costs, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.  With nearly 700,000 residents, 400,000 daily commuters, and 20.8 million annual visitors, transportation is a critical factor in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Read more.


Natural Gas Pipeline Safety is a Top Priority

WGL Hearing

In January, the DCPSC began to receive letters of concern from District residents about natural gas leaks. To address the community’s concerns and Mayor Bowser’s request to look into gas leak reporting requirements, the DCPSC hosted a community hearing to give the public an opportunity to gain insight into the safety measures employed by our local natural gas utility company, Washington Gas Light (WGL), and to receive comments regarding the dissemination of gas leak information to the community. Read more.


Gas Pipeline Safety Program Receives 100% Rating Third Year in a Row

Pipeline Safety Staff

For three consecutive years, the DCPSC received a 100% rating for its implementation of the District’s Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Program from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). The Commission provides oversight of intrastate natural gas pipelines in the District through annual certification and partial funding by PHMSA. Read more. 


DC PLUG Construction Set to Begin in Spring 2019

DCPLUG

Beginning in Spring of 2019, Pepco and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will begin construction work to underground major components of the utility distribution system.  DC PLUG is a multi-year program designed to migrate up to 30 of the District’s most vulnerable overhead distribution lines underground, taking place over six to eight years. DC PLUG is a joint effort between the DCPSC, the Office of the Mayor, the City Council, Pepco, DDOT and other government agencies to improve the electric service reliability and reduce the impact of storm-related outages in the District. Read more. 


DCPSC Attends 2019 NARUC Winter Policy Summit

DCPSC Staff NARUC

Commissioners and staff attended the 2019 Winter Policy Summit hosted by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. Read more.