Author:  Kellie Didigu        Published: 8/4/2020                        DCPSC

(Washington, D.C.) The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia (Commission) has issued a public notice scheduling a virtual community hearing to receive comments on two matters:  the Pepco Application to Implement a Multiyear Rate Plan for electric distribution service (Formal Case No. 1156), and the Petition of the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA) for relief for the 202 numbering plan area (Formal Case No. 1165). The virtual community hearing for the formal cases is scheduled for September 1, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. 

 Comment is requested on the 2019 Pepco Application requesting the Commission to authorize an increase in rates and charges for electric service through the implementation of a Multiyear Rate Plan. The plan is for Pepco’s electric distribution service in the District of Columbia for the years 2020 through 2022. 


Comment is also requested on the NANPA Petition. To ensure that the District of Columbia has enough telephone numbers for wireline and wireless telecommunications service customers, the Commission is requested to approve an implementation schedule to transition to a second area code in the District. The new area code would be implemented six months prior to the exhaust of the 202 area code numbers as required by industry guidelines.


Those who wish to testify at either or both portions of the virtual community hearing should contact the Commission Secretary by the close of business, five business days prior to the date of the hearing by sending an email. Representatives of organizations shall be permitted a maximum of five minutes for oral presentations.

Individuals shall be permitted a maximum of three minutes for oral presentations. Additional instructions will be provided before the hearing to persons who have provided notice of their intent to participate.

 If an organization or an individual is unable to offer comments at the virtual community hearing, written statements can be submitted electronically by email or on the Commission’s website.

 For special accommodations and interpretation services, please call the Commission Secretary’s Office at 202-626-5150.

 The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia is an independent agency established by Congress in 1913 to regulate electric, natural gas, and telecommunications companies in the District of Columbia.


 Kellie Didigu

Communications Officer

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia

1325 G Street, N.W., Suite 800

Washington, D.C. 20005