Open Meeting Summaries

Summary of January 24th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved two Formal Case action items at its January 24, 2023, Open Meeting:

1. 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 and Formal Case No. 1142, In the Matter of the Merger of Altagas Ltd. And WGL Holdings, Inc. - This Order, among other things, grants Washington Gas Light Company’s (“WGL”) Motion For Leave to File its November 2022 Monthly Report on Call Metrics Out-of-Time and directs WGL to respond to the Commission’s directives in this Order within 15 days date this Order with Parties reply comments due 30 days thereafter.

2. Formal Case No. 1130, In the Matter of the Investigation into Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability - This Order directs Pepco to release $38,516.25 from the MEDSIS Fund Subaccount to Synapse Energy Economics, Inc., within 15 days from the date of this Order.

 

Summary of December 22nd Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved two Formal Case action item at its December 22, 2022 Open Meeting:

1. Formal Case No. 1148, In the Matter of the Investigation Into the Establishment and Implementation 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 accepts the EEEC Task Force’s first annual report and directs Pepco to disburse $3 million from the EEEC Fund to pay invoices for work being performed as part of the Whole-Building, Deep Energy Retrofit Program.
 
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 rejects Pepco’s New Billing Determinant Forecast and Rate Design and directs Pepco to provide a compliance filing containing updated distribution rate schedules effectuating the approved CY 2023 $38.4 million revenue increase based on the currently approved billing determinants. The Commission holds in abeyance a decision on the Federal 5-year excess deferred income tax (“EDIT”) sur-credit and directs Pepco to file a reconciliation and rate schedule update 60 days prior to the expiration of the 5-year EDIT surcredit. Finally, the Commission rejects AOBA’s request to make structural changes to the BSA calculations.
 

Summary of December 14th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved five Formal Case action items at its December 14, 2022, Open Meeting:

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 4.34 percent as the simple interest rate that regulated utilities in the District of Columbia shall pay to customers on deposits during the calendar year 2023.

2. Formal Case No. 1130, In the Matter of the Investigation into Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability – This Order directs Pepco to release $48,331.25 from the MEDSIS Fund Subaccount to Synapse Energy Economics, Inc., within 15 days from the date of this Order.

3. Formal Case No. 1154, In the Matter of Washington Gas Light Company’s Application for Approval of PROJECTpipes 2 Plan – This Order approves, with modifications, Washington Gas Light Company’s (“WGL”) Draft Request for Proposals to perform a Management Audit of the first two years of the second phase of WGL’s Accelerated Pipe Replacement Plan.

4. Formal Case No. 1174, In the Matter of the Application of Washington Gas Light Company for a Certificate of Authority to Issue Debt Securities – This Order, among other things, grants AOBA’s Comments and Objections regarding Washington Gas Light Company’s Application for Authority to Issue Debt Securities.

5. PEPACR2021-01, In the Matter of the Annual Consolidated Report of the Potomac Electric Power Company – This Order accepts Pepco’s 2021 Annual Consolidated Report and grants OPC’s Motion for Enlargement of Time to file Comments.
 

Summary of November 30th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved one Formal Case action item at its
November 30, 2022, Open Meeting:

1. Formal Case No. 1142, In the Matter of the Merger of AltaGas, Ltd. and WGL Holdings, Inc. - This Order directs WGL to disburse the funds due under Term No. 73 of the AltaGas/WGL
merger Settlement Agreement as described in this Order.

Summary of November 2nd Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved one Formal Case action item at its
November 2, 2022, Open Meeting:

1. Formal Case No. 1167, In the Matter of the Implementation of Electric and Natural Gas Climate
Change Proposals – This Order denies Pepco’s Motion to Strike Portions of OPC’s Reply Comments.
 

Summary of October 17th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved three Formal Case action items at its October 17, 2022, Open Meeting:

1. Formal Case No. 1148, In the Matter of the Investigation Into the Establishment and Implementation 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 directs Pepco to release and disburse $39,709.00 from the Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation Initiatives Fund escrow account for reimbursement of the incremental administrative costs for the administration of the Deep Retrofit Program for the second quarter of 2022.

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 declines Pepco’s request to reconsider Order No. 21416 but grants Pepco’s request to clarify particular directives in the Order.

3. Formal Case No. 1172, In the Matter of the Consideration of Federal Funding Under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This Order grants OPC’s Motion to modify certain reporting requirements under Order No. 21176. Order No. 21176 is modified to require Pepco and Washington Gas to file monthly reports with the Commission and provide copies to OPC and the District Department of Energy and Environment beginning October 31, 2022, containing the information outlined in the Order regarding the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 and the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.

 

Summary of October 12th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved one Formal Case action item at its October 12, 2022, Open Meeting:
 
1. Formal Case No. 1160, In the Matter of the Development of 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 — After considering the pleadings, and in lieu of tolling, Order No. 21417 is rescinded and a revised order to provide more clarity will be issued within 30 days.
 

Summary of October 5th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved three Formal Case action items at its October 5, 2022, Open Meeting:
 
1. Formal Case No. 1130, In the Matter of the Investigation into Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability — This Order directs Pepco to release $24,625.00 from the MEDSIS Fund Subaccount to Synapse Energy Economics, Inc., within 15 days from the date of this Order.
 
2. Formal Case No. 1154, In the Matter of Washington Gas Light Company’s Application for Approval of PROJECTpipes 2 Plan — This Order approves Washington Gas Light Company’s (“Company”) Application for Approval of Revisions to the Company’s Year 8 Annual Project List
of the Accelerated Pipes Replacement Plan.
 
3. Formal Case No. 1164, In the Matter of an Inquiry into the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on District Utilities and Consumers — This Order, among other things, extends Washington Gas Light Company’s (“Company”) Arrearage Management Program (AMP) for two (2) years and allows the Company to automatically enroll customers into the AMP program.
 

Summary of September 21st Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved four Formal Case action items at
its September 21, 2022, Open Meeting:

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 (“Notice”) approves Pepco’s (“Company”) proposed tariff amendment that updates the Company’s retail transmission rates, effective upon publication of this Notice in the D.C. Register.

2. Formal Case No. 1130, In the Matter of the Investigation into Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability — This Order grants in part and denies in part Mission: data Coalition’s Application for Reconsideration of Order No. 21412 and Motion for Leave to File Comments regarding billing data as described in this Order.

3. The next matter is also in Formal Case No. 1130 and 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 Tariff (“Notice”) approves Pepco’s proposed update to its General Terms and Conditions regarding Electric Vehicle charging stations, effective upon publication of this Notice in the D.C. Register.

4. 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 approves Atrium Economics to conduct an audit of Pepco’s Bill Stabilization Adjustment.
 

Summary of September 14th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved five Formal Case action items at its September 14, 2022, Open Meeting:
 
1. Formal Case No. 1017, In the Matter of the Development and Designation of Standard Offer Service in the District of Columbia - This Order approves and adopts the SOS Working Group’s proposed WFRSA and RFP for the 2022-2023 SOS Solicitation. The SOS Working Group is directed to file a complete final copy with the Commission Secretary by October 3, 2022.

2. Formal Case No. 1130, In the Matter of the Investigation into Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability, and 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 Tariff (“Notice”) approves Pepco’s proposed update to its Rider PIV-Green Tariff, effective upon publication of this Notice in the D.C. Register.

3. Formal Case No. 1163, In the Matter of the Investigation into the Regulatory Framework of Microgrids in the District of Columbia — This Order denies DOEE’s Motion for Reconsideration and Clarification of Order No. 21172 and grants Pepco’s Application to modify Order No. 21172. Pepco is directed to update the current Standby Service to accommodate a distributed energy resources focus on microgrids on or before March 1, 2023.

4. Formal Case No. 1167, In the Matter of the Implementation of Electric and Natural Gas Climate Change Proposals — This Order grants ChargePoint, Inc.’s Petition for Leave to Intervene and Motion for Special Appearance of Counsel.

4. Formal Case No. 1167, In the Matter of the Implementation of Electric and Natural Gas Climate Change Proposals — This Order grants ChargePoint, Inc.’s Petition for Leave to Intervene and Motion for Special Appearance of Counsel.