Author: DCPSC  Staff    Published:  2/13/2024      DCPSC

DCPSC joins investigation of natural gas explosion in Anacostia

Staff from the DCPSC Office of Compliance and Enforcement were on the scene of a major natural gas explosion that rocked the 1200 block of Marion Barry Ave SE in Anacostia on Jan. 17. Washington Gas has been in contact with the Commission and will soon file an official report detailing the circumstances surrounding the incident.


Chairman Thompson ‘deeply honored’ to serve on NARUC Board of Directors

DCPSC Chairman Emile Thompson has been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, a nonprofit representing public service commissions that regulate energy, water, and telecommunication utilities.


Ward 7 apartment community becomes model for sustainable urban living

The Paradise at Parkside community adjacent to the Anacostia River has embraced solar and other energy efficiency improvements to enhance the quality of life for its residents.


‘Chat & Chew’ forum equips local diverse companies to do business with utilities

Individuals from several diverse suppliers in the District joined DCPSC staff to share knowledge and participate in a Q&A forum for working with Pepco, WGL, Verizon, and other local utility companies.


Climate action chief to directly impact the District’s clean energy and climate goals

The DCPSC is searching for an individual with significant climate, clean energy, and environmental experience to lead its new Office of Climate Action within the Office of Technical & Regulatory Analysis.


Updates and Announcements

  • This Black History Month, learn more about the Black leaders who helped shaped the DCPSC and the field of utility regulation in years past.
  • New federal energy efficiency standards for electric and gas stoves “translate into bill savings for consumers and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions,” say advocates.
  • In the market for a new car? Deciding if an EV or hybrid (plug-in or traditional) is right for you can be a tough decision, but a guide from The Washington Post can help.
  • Congratulations to former DCPSC Chairman Wille Phillips who was recently announced by President Biden to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as Chairman, a position he has held in an acting capacity since Jan. 3, 2023.
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