Open Meeting Summaries

Summary of July 1st Open Commission Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved the following action item(s) at its July 1, 2020, 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 WGL to supplement the Root Cause Analysis report within 60 days of the date of this Order; comments and reply comments are due within 30 and 45 days of this filing, respectively.

2. PEPPOR 2020-01, Purchase of Receivables. This Order approves Pepco’s Purchase of Receivables (“POR”) tariff. The POR tariff will become effective upon publication of a Notice of Final Tariff in the D.C. Register.

3. PEPRADR 2020-01, In the Matter of Potomac Electric Power Company’s Residential Aid Discount Compliance Reports and Filings and Formal Case No. 1120, In the Matter of the Investigation into the Structure and Application of Low- Income Assistance for Electricity Customers in the District of Columbia. This Notice of Final Tariff (“Notice”) approves Pepco’s Rider - Residential Aid Discount Surcharge Update which shall become effective upon publication of the Notice in the D.C. Register.
 

Summary of June 17th Open Commission Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved two action items at its June 17, 2020 Open Meeting. The matters include:

Formal Case Actions:

1. Formal Case No. 1156, the Order regarding Joint Emergency Motion to Strike and for Summary Judgment. Order No. 20368, denied the Joint Emergency Motion to Strike Pepco’s Surrebuttal Testimony Pertaining to the Company’s New MRP Proposal and for Summary Judgment on Pepco’s Multiyear Rate Plan Application.

2. Formal Case No. 1162, the Order regarding Motion to Extend Procedural Schedule.Order No. 20369, granted in part and denies in part the Office of the People’s Counsel for the District of District of Columbia and Joint Intervenors’ Motion to Extend Procedural Deadlines and to Clarify Order No. 20338, or, in the Alternative, Request for Limited Reconsideration.
 

Summary of June 10th Open Commission Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved two action items at its June 10, 2020 Open Meeting. The matters include:

Formal Case Actions:

1. Formal Case No. 990, the Order regarding Verizon Washington, D.C. Inc.’s Motion for Waiver. Order No. 20365, granted Verizon Washington, D.C.’s motion for waiver of the out-of-service clearing time metrics for business and residential customers for December 2019.

2. Formal Case No. 1156, the Order regarding the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington’s Motion to Strike. Order No. 20366, denied the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington's Motion to Strike portions of the April 8, 2020 rebuttal testimony of the Potomac Electricity Power Company (“Pepco”) witness. 
 

Summary of June 3rd Open Commission Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved three action items at its June 3, 2020 Open Meeting. The matters include:

Formal Case Actions:

1. Formal Case No. 1130, the Order Investigation into Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability. Order No. 20364, (1) directed Commission Staff to initiate a Notice of Inquiry by August 4, 2020, to address ownership of energy storage devices and other DERs by setting out the recommendations from the Final WG report, (2) directed the Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco) to review DIAAWG Recommendation 5.1.6 and thereafter update its website to facilitate data availability, consistent with this Recommendation, (3) directed Washington Gas Light Company (WGL) to work with interested parties to establish a process whereby an approved customer, builder or developer will be able to obtain required system-level data that meets their requirements within an agreed-upon number of days from their initial request; and (a) WGL shall file its proposed process/plan for Commission approval, and (4) directed Commission Staff, to lead educational workshops to inform stakeholders and solicit their input on IEEE updates and any other applicable industry advancements.

2. Formal Case No. 1162, the Order regarding the Office of the People’s Counsel for the District of Columbia’s Motion to Compel filed March 25, 2020. Order No. 20362, granted in part and denies in part the Office of the People’s Counsel for the District of Columbia’s Motion to Compel filed March 25, 2020.

3. Formal Case No. 1162, the Order regarding the Office of the People’s Counsel for the District of Columbia’s Motion to Compel filed March 30, 2020. Order No. 20363, granted in part and denies in part the motion of the People’s Counsel for the District of Columbia to compel filed March 30, 2020.
 

Summary of May 27th Open Commission Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved five action items at its May 27, 2020 Open Meeting. The matters include:

Formal Case Actions:

1. Formal Case No.977, the Order regarding Washington Gas Light Company’s Natural Gas Quality of Service Standards Annual Report for Calendar Year 2019. Order No. 20359, accepts Washington Gas Light Company’s Natural Gas Quality of Service Standards annual report for calendar year 2019 as filed.

2. Formal Case No. 988, the Order regarding Verizon Washington, DC Inc.’s Request for DC Universal Service Trust Fund Funding Application for the First Quarter of 2020. Order No.20356, grants Verizon Washington DC’s request for DC Universal Trust Fund funding for the first quarter.

3. Formal Case No. 1125, the Order regarding the District Department of Energy and Environment’s Invoices for the Second Quarter FY 2020. Order No.20357, approves the District Department of Energy and Environment’s invoices for the second quarter FY 2020.

4. Formal Case No. 1154, the Order regarding the Sierra Club’s Petition to Intervene Out of Time. Order No.20354, granted Sierra Club’s petition to intervene out of time and motion for leave to file a response.

5. Formal Case No. 1162, the Order regarding the Office of the Office of the People’s Counsel for the District of Columbia’s Motion for Clarification. Order No. 20355, granted the motion for clarification in the Office of the People’s Counsel for the District of Columbia’s motion for clarification.

New Business:

1. Formal Case No. 1164, In the Matter of an Inquiry into the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on District Utilities and Consumers. Order No.20358, opens and inquiry to examine the merits of the Office of the People’s Counsel for the District of Columbia’s Emergency Petition and Request for Expedited Treatment Requesting an Investigation into the Comprehensive Options Available to the District’s Utility Ratepayers/Consumers in Response to the Negative Financial Impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on public utilities and District ratepayers.
 

Summary of May 20th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved two action items at its May 20, 2020 Open Meeting.

The matters include:

1. RM3-2018-01, the Order and Notice regarding Amendments to Chapter 3 “Consumer Rights and Responsibilities” of Title 15 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations. Order No. 20351, adopted final amendments to Sections 301 and 399 of Chapter 3 (Consumer Rights and Responsibilities) of Title 15 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations.

2. WGPOR-2020-01,the Order and Notice regarding Washington Gas Light Company’s Purchase of Receivables Tariff. Order No. 20350, accepted Washington Gas Light Company's Responses to Commission Staff's Data Request No. 1, filed May 5, 2020, as well as WGL’s Supplemental Response to Staff’s Data Request No. 1, filed May 13, 2020.
 

Summary of May 13th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved four action items at its May 13, 2020 Open Meeting.

The matters include:

1. Formal Case No. 1142, the Order regarding Sierra Club’s Application for Reconsideration. Order No. 20342, denied the application for reconsideration of denial of Sierra Club’s petition to Intervene out-of-time and request for expedited consideration.

2. Formal Case No. 1159, the Order regarding Pepco’s DC PLUG Annual Underground Project Charges. Order No. 20343, approved Pepco’s Application for adjustments to set the underground project charges.

3. RM40-2020-01 and Formal Case No. 1050, the Order regarding Pepco’s Motion for Enlargement of Time. Order, No. 20344, granted the Potomac Electric Power Company’s motion for enlargement of time to file comments to the notice of proposed rulemaking for Chapter 40 of Title 15 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations.

4. Gas Tariff 00-2, the Notice regarding Washington Gas’ Rights-of-Way Tariff.Notice of final tariff on Washington Gas Light Company's Right-of-Way.
 

Summary of May 7th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved one action item at its May 7, 2020 Open Meeting.

The matter includes:

1. Formal Case No. 1156, the Order regarding the Joint Emergency Motion to Suspend the Rate Case During the Pendency of the COVID-19 Crisis. Order No. 20340, granted the Potomac Electric Power Company authority to implement a multiyear rate plan for electric distribution service in the District of Columbia.
 

Summary of April 29th Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved two action items at its April 29, 2020 Open Meeting.

The matters include:

1. Formal Case No. 1159, the Order regarding the Request of the Potomac Electric Company Approval of a Schedule Applying the True-Up Mechanism to the Underground Rider. Order No. 20285, approved the Joint Application of the Potomac Electric Power Company and District of Columbia Department of Transportation for Approval of the Second Biennial Underground Infrastructure Improvement Projects Plan and Financing Order.


2. Formal Case No. 1162, the Order regarding the Application of Washington Gas Light Company for Authority to Increase Existing Rates and Charges for Gas Service. Order No. 20325, granted the petition to intervene out of time of the Baltimore Washington Construction and Public Employees Laborer’s District Council.
 

Summary of April 22nd Open Meeting

The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved five action items at its April 22, 2020 Open Meeting.

The matters include:

1. Formal Case No. 988, the Order regarding Verizon Washington DC Inc.’s 2020 District of Columbia Universal Service Trust Fund Surcharge. Order No. 20331, approved Verizon Washington, DC Inc’s District of Columbia Universal Service Trust Fund 2020 surcharge.

2. Formal Case No. 1144, the Order regarding the Potomac Electric Power Company’s Proposed Formats for the Quarterly and Annual Reports. Order No. 20332, approved the Potomac Electric Power Company’s quarterly and annual report formats for the quarterly and annual reports to be submitted during Phase I of the Capital Grid Project.

3. Formal Case Nos. 1115, 1142, and 1154, the Order regarding the Procedural Schedule Proposed by the Office of the People’s Counsel/Intervenors. Order No. 20333, adopted the procedural schedule proposed by the Office of the People’s Counsel for the District of Columbia (“OPC”) and intervenors for considering Washington Gas Light Company’s PROJECT pipes 2 plan.

4. RM9-2020-01, the Order and Notice regarding the Amendments to Chapter 9, “Net Energy Metering” , of Title 15 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations. Order No. 20334, adopted the rule amendment in Chapter 9 of Title 15 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations.

5. Electric Tariff 00-2, Notice regarding the Potomac Electric Power Company’s Updated Rider Public Space Occupancy Surcharge. Order No. 17518, approved Pepco’s public space occupancy surcharge rider.