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Water Affordability Study

D.C. Makes Water Affordability Possible for District Residents In June 2022, staff of The Office of the People’s Counsel (OPC) attended the 2022 National Energy & Utility Affordability Coalition (NEUAC) conference in New Orleans, LA. OPC contracted the technical consulting firm, APPRISE, to conduct a Water Affordability Study for the District of Columbia (“District”) prior … read more about Water Affordability Study

OPC’s Advocacy Helps to Save Pepco Ratepayers $24.1 million

Washington, DC- People’s Counsel for the District of Columbia Sandra Mattavous-Frye today announced that the DC Public Service Commission has approved a settlement agreement that lowers Pepco’s distribution rates by $24.1 million. That means Pepco consumer rates will remain unchanged until 2021, based on the settlement agreement that the Office of the People’s Counsel, Pepco, … read more about OPC’s Advocacy Helps to

OPC Doubles Down in Opposing Pepco’s Multiyear Rate Hike Plans in PSC Filing

The Office of the People’s Counsel for the District of Columbia has filed an initial brief stating the reasons why the DC Public Service Commission (PSC) should reject Pepco’s application to increase rates. In the brief filed yesterday, People’s Counsel Sandra Mattavous-Frye reiterates OPC’s opposition to both of Pepco’s Multiyear Rate Plans (MRPs) which, if approved, would increase rates … read more about OPC Doubles Down in

Need a Test? Get a Test: District Expands Free COVID-19 Testing at Firehouses Across DC

Beginning, Monday, June, 15, the District is expanding free COVID-19 testing to include four firehouses each day, Monday-Saturday. The firehouse testing sites are walk-up and no appointment is needed. Over the past two weeks, two firehouses have been open each evening, Monday through Friday, for free COVID-19 testing. So far, more than 2,300 people have … read more about Need a Test? Get