The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia (DCPSC) was originally established by Congress in 1913 and was reaffirmed by Congress as an independent agency of the District of Columbia Government in the District of Columbia Home Rule Charter in 1973.
The DCPSC functions as an independent, quasi-judicial agency in the District of Columbia Government.
The DCPSC is under the leadership of the DCPSC Chairman and Commissioners who are appointed to four-year terms by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the D.C. Council.
The DCPSC ended CY 2016 with 84 employees, including the DCPSC Chairman and two Commissioners. The DCPSC has a diverse workforce with a range of subject matter expertise in utility regulation, policy, and administration. Our employees include attorneys, economists, engineers, accountants, researchers, consumer specialists, and administrative personnel with experience working with the D.C. Council, District agencies, federal agencies, utilities, and District residents.