The DCPSC hosted its first annual Winter Ready DC Campaign. Winter Ready DC is designed to help community leaders and consumer advocates learn about how utility and government agencies prepare for the winter as well as tips on how to conserve heat and plan for emergencies. The DCPSC kicked off the campaign with a winter preparedness summit and scheduled presentations and outreaches on how to save energy and money on utility bills throughout the winter season.

Mr. Andre R. Carley, winner of a Winter Ready DC Toolkit with OCS Director, Maurice Smith.

Mr. Samuel Brown, winner of a Winter Ready DC Toolkit with Chairman Betty Ann Kane.

The DCPSC began important proceeding called MEDSIS, or Modernizing the Energy Distribution System for Increased Sustainability. The proceeding was held to find the barriers to modernization of the energy delivery system and to provide actionable solutions to overcome these barriers. In 2016, we hosted a series of well-attended workshops intended to identify technologies and projects for grid modernization in the District.

The MEDSIS Kickoff Workshop was well attended by the public.

DCPSC hosts MEDSIS Kickoff Workshop.

DPSC Staff attend Social Media Training.

In 2016, the DCPSC launched a new and improved website with a more engaging user experience with enhanced navigation and search features. The DCPSC also established its social media presence. The DCPSC can now be found on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube where we publicize events and provide information on Commission initiatives and how to participate in Commission proceedings.

DCPSC Commissioners and staff celebrate the book publication of The First 100 Years: Protecting the Public Interest.

The DCPSC published a book celebrating the centennial anniversary of the Commission, The First 100 Years: Protecting the Public Interest. We launched the book at a reception in March of 2016 hosted by Washington Post columnist John Kelley, who called the book “fascinating. ”

The launch of DCPSC publication, The First 100 Years: Protecting the Public Interest generated great public interest.

From left to right: Moderator John Kelly, Washington Post Columnist; PSC of DC Commissioners Joanne Doddy Fort, Chairman Betty Ann Kane, and Commissioner Willie L. Phillips; Executive Director Emerita of the PSC of DC Dr. Phylicia Fauntleroy Bowman and D.C. historian and co-founder of Prologue DC, LLC Mara Cherkasky.