Open Meeting Summaries

Summary of July 28th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved three Formal Case action items at its July 28, 2021, Open Meeting:

Formal Case Actions:

1. Formal Case No. 874, In the Matter of the Gas Acquisition Strategies of the District of Columbia Natural Gas, a Division of the Washington Gas Light Company — This Order accepts Washington Gas Light Company’s 2020 Biennial Gas Procurement Report.

2. Formal Case No. 977, In the Matter of the Investigation into the Quality of Service of Washington Gas Light Company, District of Columbia Division, in the District of Columbia — This Order accepts Washington Gas Light Company’s 2020 Natural Gas Quality of Service Standards Annual Report.

3. ASMT 2021, Assessments for Fiscal Year 2021 — These Orders assess public utility companies, competitive local exchange carriers, natural gas suppliers, and electric supply providers for their percentages of the Commission’s and the Office of the People’s Counsel’s Fiscal Year 2021 appropriated budget.
 

Summary of July 7th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved two Formal Case action items at its July 7, 2021, Open Meeting:

Formal Case Actions:
 
1. Formal Case No. 1148, In the Matter of the Investigation into the Establishment of Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation Programs Targeted Towards Both Affordable Multifamily Units and Master Metered Multifamily Buildings Which Include Low- and Limited-Income Residents in the District of Columbia — This order among other things grants Pepco’s (“Company”) Motion to change the reimbursement process to recover the Company’s incremental administrative costs.

2. PEPPOR-2021-01, Purchase of Receivables — This Notice of Final Tariff approves Pepco’s revised
Purchase of Receivables (“POR”) reflecting the POR discount rates for 2021.
 

Summary of June 23rd Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved two Formal Case action items at its June 23, 2021, Open Meeting:

Formal Case Actions:

1. Formal Case No. 977, Formal Case No. 1154, and OPC2021-01-G, Office of the People’s Counsel for the District of Columbia’s Petition for Investigation into Washington Gas Light Company’s System Leak Reduction Practices & Transparency — This order holds in abeyance OPC’s Petition for an Investigation into WGL’s Gas Leaks and directs WGL to hold technical conferences consistent with this Order.
 
2. Formal Case No. 1156, In the Matter of the Application of the Potomac Electric Power Company for Authority to Implement a Multiyear Rate Plan for Electric Distribution Service in the District of Columbia — This order grants Pepco’s Motion for Enlargement of Time to Submit its Compliance Filing until June 24, 2021; grants AOBA/OPC’s motion for parties to file comments on Pepco’s compliance filing until July 8, 2021, but the rates authorized by Order No. 20755 shall remain and become effective at 12:01 a.m. on July 1, 2021.
 

Summary of June 16th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved two Formal Case action items at its June 16, 2021, Open Meeting:

Formal Case Actions:

1. Formal Case No. 1159, In the Matter of Applications for Approval of Biennial Underground Infrastructure Improvement Projects Plans and Financing Order — This Order grants Pepco’s Motion to establish September 30 as the filing data for both the DC PLUG Biennial Plan Application and the Biennial Report.

2. PEPRADR2021-01, In the Matter of Potomac Electric Power Company’s Residential Aid Discount Compliance Reports and Filings — This Notice of Final Tariff (“NOFT”) approves Pepco’s Residential Aid Discount Surcharge Update effective upon publication of the NOFT in the D.C. Register.
 

Summary of June 4th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved two Formal Case action items at its June 4, 2021, Open Meeting:

Fromal Case Actions:

1. Formal Case No. 1142, In the Matter of the Merger of AltaGas Ltd. and WGL Holdings, Inc. and Formal Case No. 1167, In the Matter of the Implementation of Electric and Natural Gas Climate Change Proposals — This Order, among other things, establishes the next steps in this proceeding and directs Pepco and Washington Gas to file a proposed timeline for filing proposals that seek to implement the Climate Change Commitment and the Climate Business Plan within 60 days of the date of this Order.

2. Formal Case No. 1156, In the Matter of the Application of Potomac Electric Power Company (“Pepco”) for Authority to Implement a Multiyear Rate Plan for Electric Distribution Service in the District of Columbia.

 

Summary of May 26th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved two Formal Case action items at its May 26, 2021, Open Meeting:

Formal Case Actions:

1. Formal Case No. 1164, In the Matter of an Inquiry into the Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on District Utilities and Consumers — This Order among other things, amends Order No. 20707 to increase the income eligibility threshold for customer participation in current utility discount programs.

2. RM5-2021-02, In the Matter of 15 DCMR Chapter 29-Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard — This Notice of Final Rulemaking approves amendments to Chapter 5, Fuel Adjustment Clause Audit and Review Program, which will become effective upon publication in the D.C. Register.
 

Summary of May 12th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved two Formal Case action items at its May 12, 2021, Open Meeting:

Formal Case Actions:

1. Formal Case No. 1159, In the Matter of the Applications for Approval of Biennial Underground Infrastructure Improvement Projects Plans and Financing Orders — This Order approves Pepco’s Application to adjust the Underground Project Charges.

2. RM29-2020-02, In the Matter of 15 DCMR Chapter 29-Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard — This Order approves the Notice of Final Rulemaking (“NOFR”) adopting amendments to Chapter 29, Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Rules, which will become effective upon publication of the NOFR in the D.C. Register.
 

Summary of May 5th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved two Formal Case action items at its May 5, 2021, Open Meeting:

Formal Case Actions:

1. Formal Case No. 1142, In the Matter of the Merger of AltaGas Ltd. and WGL Holdings, Inc. — This Order directs Washington Gas Light Company to provide additional information regarding its Response to Order No. 20371, which supplemented its Root Cause Analysis filed in this proceeding, within 30 days of the date of this Order.

2. WGPOR-2021-01, In the Matter of the Investigation into the Establishment of a Purchase of Receivables Program for Natural Gas Suppliers and Their Customers in the District of Columbia — This Order approves Washington Gas Light Company’s request to revise the discount rate and reconciliation factor components of its Purchase of Receivables program.
 

Summary of April 21st Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved one Formal Case action item at its April 21, 2021, Open Meeting:

Formal Case Action:

1. Formal Case No. 1154, In the Matter of Washington Gas Light Company’s Application for Approval of PROJECTpipes 2 Plan — This Order grants in part, the Joint Movants’ request to institute a technical conference and establish a procedural schedule.

A copy of the Order is available on the Commission’s e-Docket website.

The Commission’s action on formal case matters was followed by Pepco’s “State of the Company” presentation.
 

Summary of April 7th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved one Formal Case action item at its April 7, 2021, Open Meeting:

Formal Case Action:

1. Formal Case No. 1130, In the Matter of the Investigation into Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability — This Order addresses the remaining recommendations contained in the PowerPath Final Working Group Report and Order No. 19984.