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July, 2016 A Note from Your People's Counsel Pepco has just requested an $85.4 million rate increase for its DC customers in its largest rate case in decades. If the Public Service Commission approves the hike, ratepayers could see their electric bills go up by $4.36 per month. No effective date has been set. Nonetheless, OPC will be vigilant in examining this monumental filing to ensure that any rate increase…
June, 2016 A Note from Your People's Counsel "Rain, Rain, Go Away." That's what many people are saying after weeks of continuous rain over the Washington region. Meteorologists report that May had a record number of rainy days-19 as of May 23-along with the coolest high temperatures since 1882. At a time when there is growing interest in solar energy, you might be wondering: do solar panels work on rainy…