Open Meeting Summaries

Summary of January 13th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved two Formal Case action items at its January 13, 2021, Open Meeting:

Formal Case Actions

1. Formal Case No. 1160, In the Matter of the Development of the Metrics for Electric Company and Gas Company Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Programs Pursuant to Section 201(B) of the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018 — This Order grants the Department of Energy and Environment’s Motion for Clarification of Order No. 20654.

2. OPC2020-02, Office of the People’s Counsel for the District of Columbia’s Motion to Compel Discovery Response from Washington Gas Light Company — This Order denies the Office of the People’s Counsel’s Petition for Reconsideration of Order No. 20628.

Summary of January 6th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved one Formal Case action item at its January 6, 2021, Open Meeting:

Formal Case Actions

1. TT00-5, In the Matter of Verizon Washington, DC Inc.’s Public Occupancy Surcharge General Regulations Tariff — This Notice of Final Tariff approves Verizon Washington, DC Inc.’s Rights-of-Way Compliance Filing and shall become effective upon publication in the D.C. Register.
 

Summary of December 16th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved three Formal Case action items at its November 18, 2020, Open Meeting:

Formal Case Actions

1. Formal Case No. 1125 — Order regarding the District Department of Energy and Environment’s Invoices for the Fourth Quarter FY 2020.

2. Formal Case No. 1156 — Order regarding the Baltimore-Washington Construction and Public Employees Laborers’ District Council’s Motion for Sanctions.

3. Formal Case No. 1156 — Order regarding Joint Movants’ Request for Reconsideration of Bench Ruling.
 

Summary of December 9th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved two Formal Case action items at its December 9, 2020, Open Meeting:

Formal Case Actions

1. Formal Case No. 712, In the Matter of the Investigation into the Public Service Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. This Order establishes the simple interest rate of 0.12% that District of Columbia regulated utilities shall pay on customers deposits during calendar year 2021, effective January 15, 2021.

2. 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 and subject to conditions as set out in this Order, Washington Gas Light Company’s Request for Approval of PROJECTpipes 2 Plan.
 

Summary of November 18th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved three Formal Case action items at its November 18, 2020, Open Meeting: 

Formal Case Actions:

1. Formal Case No. 988, In the Matter of the Development of Universal Service Standards and the Universal Service Trust Fund for the District of Columbia. 

2. 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 the Climate Business Plan

3. 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.
 

Summary of October 28th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved four Formal Case action items at its October 28, 2020, Open Meeting:

Formal Case Actions:

1. Formal Case No. 988, In the Matter of the Development of Universal Service Standards and the Universal Service Trust Fund for the District of Columbia. This Order approves the calendar year 2021 budget and assessment calculation for the District of Columbia Universal Service Trust Fund.

2. Formal Case No. 1160, In the Matter of the Development of the Metrics for Electric Company and Gas Company Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Programs Pursuant to Section 201(B) of the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018. This Order, among other things, sets forth principles and metrics for developing Energy Efficiency and Demand Response programs and accepts the Metrics Working Group report as filed.

3. Formal Case No. 1162, In the Matter of the Application of Washington Gas Light Company for Authority to Increase Existing Rates and Charges for Gas Service. This Order denies OPC’s Motion to Compel filed October 15, 2020.

4. Formal Case No. 1162, In the Matter of the Application of Washington Gas Light Company for Authority to Increase Existing Rates and Charges for Gas Service. This Order grants OPC’s Motion to Compel filed October 19, 2020.
 

Summary of October 15th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved two Formal Case action items at its October 15, 2020, Open Meeting: 

Formal Case Actions:

1. Formal Case No. 1154, In the Matter of Washington Gas Light Company’s Application for Approval of PROJECTpipes

2 Plan. This Order grants DC Climate Action’s Motion for Leave to File Out of Time and accepts all documents into the administrative record. 2. Formal Case No. 1157, In the Matter of the Investigation into Washington Gas Light Company’s Compliance with the Recommendations of the National Transportation Safety Board. This Order denies WGL’s NTSB Motion for Reconsideration of Order No. 20608. Alternatively, the Commission grants WGL’s request for modification and grants WGL and OPC’s Motions for Leave to File a Reply.
 

Summary of October 7th Open Commission Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved two Formal Case action items at its October 7, 2020, Open Meeting:
 
Formal Case Actions:

1. Formal Case No. 1162, In the Matter of the Application of Washington Gas Light Company for Authority to Increase Existing Rates and Charges for Natural Gas Service. This Order amends the procedural schedule in this proceeding. The Joint Issues List is now due October 19, 2020, and the evidentiary hearing is now scheduled for November 18-20, 2020.

2. RM3-2018-01, In the Matter of the Investigation into the Public Service Commission’s Rules Governing Energy Meter Locations. This Order adopts amendments to Chapter 3, Energy Meter Locations which will become effective upon publication of a Notice of Final Rulemaking in the DC Register.
 

Summary of September 30th Open Commission Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved three Formal Case action items at its September 30, 2020, Open Meeting:

Formal Case Actions:

1. Formal Case No. 1017, In the Matter of the Development and Designation of Standard Offer Service in the District of Columbia. This Notice of Final Tariff approves Pepco's Updated Transmission Rates which will become effective upon publication in the DC Register.

2. Formal Case No. 1017, In the Matter of the Development and Designation of Standard Offer Service in the District of Columbia. This Order approves Pepco’s (“Company”) Request for Proposals (“RFP”) and the draft power purchase agreement (“PPA”) for the pilot program to procure renewable energy through a long-term PPA for electricity for a target quantity of five (5) percent of the Standard Offer Service (“SOS”) load and directs the Company to issue the RFP by October 15, 2020.

3. Formal Case No. 1155, In the Matter of the Application of the Potomac Electric Power Company for Approval of its Transportation Electrification Program. This Notice of Final of Tariff approves Pepco’s update to its existing Plug-In Vehicle-Green Rider Tariff which will become effective upon publication in the D.C. Register.
 

Summary of September 24th Open Commission Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved one Formal Case action items at its September 24, 2020, Open Meeting:

Formal Case Action:

1. Formal Case No. 1156, In the Matter of the Application of Potomac Electric Power Company for Authority to Implement a Multiyear Rate Plan for Electric Distribution Service in the District of Columbia. This Order denies OPC and Joint Movants’ Motions to Dismiss the MRP and EMRP Proposal and to Direct Withdrawal of Pepco’s Rate Case Application. The Order also sets the procedural schedule allowing Parties additional discovery beginning immediately and supplemental testimony on Pepco’s July 28th Errata/Rebuttal Testimony to be filed by October 9, 2020. Lastly, the Order sets hearing dates for the week of October 26-30, 2020.