- The Commission’s website, www.dcpsc.org, is the primary way that the Commission communicates with the public. In 2016, we undertook a top-to-bottom review of the website and made changes to make the website more user-friendly, more direct and less duplicative.
- In CY 2016, The Commission published the book, “The First 100 Years, Protecting the Public Interest, 1913-2013," commemorating the Centennial anniversary of the Commission and containing a history of the Commission and the companies it regulates, in the context of the history of the District of Columbia. We hosted a seminar and reception for those interested in historical D.C. and provided the book to D.C. Government officials, area libraries and interested persons. We also prepared a scholarly version of the book with text, tables and charts showing the progress of regulation and regulated industries from 1913 to 2013 in the District of Columbia. This version is available by request.
- In October 2016, the Commission kicked off a new initiative, the “Winter Ready DC Campaign” to raise awareness about winter preparedness in the District of Columbia. The campaign began with a well-attended forum presenting panels of experts discussing how utilities are preparing for winter, what resources are available to District consumers and the District Government strategy for emergency preparedness. The Winter Ready campaign is part of the Commission’s year-round efforts to hold utilities to tougher reliability standards, reduce outages and improve responsiveness and restoration times.