Open Meeting Summaries

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.
 

Summary of March 31st Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved two Formal Case action items at its March 31, 2021, Open Meeting:

Formal Case Action:

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

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, among other things, accepts WGL’s Customer Engagement Plan as filed.
 

Summary of March 24th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved one Formal Case action item at its March 24, 2021, Open Meeting:

Formal Case Actions:

1. Formal Case No. 1130, In the Matter of the Investigation into Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability — This Order reconvenes the Consumer Impact Working Group to facilitate the implementation of Green Button Connect My Data in the District.
 

Summary of March 17th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved two Formal Case action items at its March 17, 2021, Open Meeting

Formal Case Action:

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 Pepco’s revised proposed SOS retail rates and directs Pepco to file a revised tariff setting forth the new rates within seven (7) calendar days of the date of this Order.

2. RM41-2020-02, In the Matter of 15 DCMR Chapter 41-District of Columbia Standard Offer Service Rules. — This Order adopts amendments to Chapter 41, District of Columbia Standard Offer Service Rules, which will become effective upon publication of a Notice of Final Rulemaking in the D.C. Register.
 

Summary of March 10th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved two Formal Case action items at its March 10, 2021, Open Meeting:

Formal Case Action:
 
1. Formal Case No. EA2017-04, In the Matter of the Application of Yardi Systems, Inc., for the Return of Its Integrity Bond and Waiver of Future Bond Submission — This Order denies the request of Yardi Systems, Inc. for the return of its integrity bond and waiver of future submission.

2. WGIA2021-01, In the Matter of Washington Gas Light Company’s Request for Approval of Independent Accountant — This Order grants Washington Gas Light Company’s request for approval of an independent accountant.
 

Summary of March 3rd Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved one Formal Case action item at its March 3, 2021, Open Meeting:

Formal Case Actions:

1. 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, amends Section 311.3 of Title 15 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations on an emergency basis, requiring utilities to provide at least 45 days’ notice before disconnecting residential service after the public health emergency is lifted. The Commission also requires utilities to provide Deferred Payment Agreements of at least 12 months to eligible residential customers after the public health emergency ends, and a report within 60 days describing the impact. The Commission directs the Washington Gas Light Company (“WGL”) to submit a proposal and implementation plan for an Arrearage Management Program in a filing within 45 days from the date of this Order.

Additionally, the Commission directs that the income threshold for participation in the electric and gas utility discount programs be increased temporarily from 60% to 75% of the state median income level and requires the Potomac Electric Power Company and WGL to file a report within 90 days from the date of this Order describing the impact of the increased threshold. 
 

Summary of February 24th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved one Formal Case action item at its February 24, 2021, Open Meeting:

Formal Case Action:

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 Gas Service — This Order grants the Joint Motion for Approval of Non-Unanimous Settlement Agreement regarding Washington Gas Light Company’s (“WGL”) rate increase application. The Commission thanks the parties for their efforts in bringing this Settlement Agreement to the Commission, including increasing the low-income discount program to cover 100% of the distribution charge for eligible customers through the winter heating season. This change is especially helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic. WGL shall file its compliance tariffs within 14 days of the date of this Order. The new rates will become effective 12:00 a.m. April 1, 2021.
 

Summary of February 17th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved three Formal Case action items at its February 17, 2021, Open Meeting:

Formal Case Actons

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 the Potomac Electric Power Company’s tariff amendment to update its Rider Standard Offer Service transmission retail rates and shall become effective upon publication in the D.C. Register.

2. Formal Case No. 1154, In the Matter of Washington Gas Light Company’s Application for Approval of PROJECTpipes 2 Plan — This Order clarifies Order No. 20671 as set forth in the Order.

3. RM5-2020-02, Fuel Adjustment Clause Audit and Review Program — This Notice of Final Rulemaking adopts amendments to Chapter 5, Fuel Adjustment Clause Audit and Review Program, and shall become effective upon publication in the D.C. Register..
 

Summary of January 27th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved two Formal Case action items at its January 27, 2021, 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 adds to the delegated authority of the Office of the General Counsel to issue orders on the matters listed in this Order.

2. Formal Case No. 1125, In the Matter of the Promotion of the Utility Discount Programs — This Order reviews the Annual Report of the Utility Discount Program Education Working Group (“Working Group”) for Fiscal Year 2020 and directs the Working Group to develop new ways of obtaining customer feedback about the effectiveness of the Consumer Education Program, particularly in the virtual environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

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.