OPC Is Addressing Solar Connection Roadblocks

Because of its location, nestled between two rivers and close to the Chesapeake Bay, the District of Columbia is particularly at risk from rising sea levels (demonstrated by the now, regular flooding of parts of the Tidal Basin). To combat these rising sea levels and other worrisome affects of climate change, the District has implemented … read more about OPC Is Addressing Solar

Engagement in DOEE’s Solar for All Task Force

OPC has been actively engaged in the District Department of Energy & Environment’s (DOEE) Solar for All Task Force. In 2016, the DC Council passed the Renewable Portfolio Standard Expansion Amendment Act of 2016 into law. One of the key provisions of this statute establishes the Solar for All read more about Engagement in DOEE’s Solar

Value of Solar Study

Background: In 2015, the DC Council charged OPC to conduct a study to review and assess emerging alternatives for energy choice for residential consumers.  Given the growing importance of solar in the DC energy landscape, and OPC’s commitment to consumer empowerment and mitigating the impacts of climate change, OPC decided a study of DC solar … read more about Value of Solar Study

Future of Solar PV in the District of Columbia

The Office of the People’s Counsel for the District of Columbia (“OPC”) in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of the Federal Department of Energy and the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) completed “The future of Solar Study for the District of Columbia.” Synapse Energy Economics, Inc., contracted to undertake the study for … read more about Future of Solar PV

OPC Releases Value of Solar Study with Positive Outlook on the District’s Solar Future

Washington, DC– People’s Counsel for the District of Columbia Sandra Mattavous-Frye today released the first Value of Solar Study on the potential for wide deployment of solar energy in the District of Columbia. A companion report on solar for low-income residents also was unveiled at a press conference at the Florida Avenue Baptist Church, which … read more about OPC Releases Value of

Distributed Solar in the District of Columbia

Policy Options, Potential, Value of Solar, and Cost‐Shifting. Prepared for the Office of the People’s Counsel for the District of Columbia Value of Solar Report – Distributed Solar in the District of Columbia Executive Summary – Value of Solar Report Low and Moderate Income Report People’s Counsel Sandra Mattavous-Frye shares her thoughts on what the … read more about Distributed Solar in the