Author:DCPSC and SUN Staffs   Published: 8/21/2023   Solar United Neighbors

Commissioner Ted Trabue

One founding  Member of Washington DC Solar For All Program.

Commissioner Ted Trabue

Ted Trabue was appointed to the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia by Mayor Muriel Bowser and was confirmed by the Council of D.C. on December 20, 2022. His current term ends June, 30, 2026.

Commissioner Trabue previously served as the Managing Director of the District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) from 2011-2022. Prior to that, he was the Vice President for District of Columbia Affairs at Pepco, worked at the Greater Washington Board of Trade as Staff Director for Critical Issues for the District of Columbia and Maryland, and served as Chief of Staff for former Council of DC Chairman Linda Cropp.

Commissioner Trabue served on the District of Columbia State Board of Education for more than five years, including as President from 2010- 2012 and as Vice President in 2009.

Commissioner Trabue is a fourth generation Washingtonian and, like his mother and grandmother, he attended District of Columbia Public Schools. He received a degree in Economics from Dartmouth College and holds a law degree from Howard University School of Law.

Anya Schoolman

Executive Director

Anya has worked for decades on environmental projects and policy up and down the Western Hemisphere. This work has helped her grapple with the issue of sustainable development and how to make complex issues relevant to the community. Solar United Neighbors got its start when her son Walter asked, “Mom, can we go solar?” In her role as Executive Director, Anya has been instrumental in the passage of landmark solar legislation and regulation. In April 2014, the White House selected Anya as one of 10 White House Champions of Change for Solar Deployment for her groundbreaking work to deploy solar in the National Capital Region.

About us

Solar United Neighbors (SUN) is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit. We represent the needs and interests of solar owners and supporters across the country. See how we’ve been helping people go solar, join together, and fight for their energy rights since 2007.

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About Solar United Neighbors Action

Solar United Neighbors Action is a national 501(c)4 nonprofit. SUN Action represents solar homeowners and everyone who wants to benefit from solar energy. We are fighting for a clean, resilient, and equitable energy system. We do this by putting rooftop solar at the cornerstone. Our grassroots network of solar supporters communicates with lawmakers to implement the policies that will make this vision a reality.

Solar for All Competition

This competition is a $7 billion fund that will provide up to 60 grants to states, municipalities, Tribal governments and eligible nonprofits to deploy residential and community solar, and storage technologies and enabling infrastructure, in low-income and disadvantaged neighborhoods. EPA plans to award at least one grant per state, with up to three awards set aside to directly serve Tribal nations.

The IRA requires all of the money under this competition to benefit disadvantaged communities, and by investing in community and rooftop solar projects within these communities, this program provides benefits to low-income consumers who may not be able to access other IRA programs like tax incentives. This program acknowledges that disadvantaged communities may need extra support to successfully deploy solar projects, and allows for investments in associated storage and critically, enabling upgrades of the buildings that would host these technologies.