Below you will find videos and podcasts about OPC and created by the OPC.
OPC Podcast September 2022
People’s Counsel Sandra Mattavous-Frye talks with a true Homegrown Climate and Environmental Activist, Dennis Chestnut. Assistant People’s Counsel Sarah Kogel-Smucker joins the conversation to discuss District Climate policies.
Energy Efficiency, savings, climate change and you. People’s Counsel Sandra Mattavous-Frye welcomes to OPC Radio Connect Ted Trabue, Managing Director of the DC Sustainable Energy Utility, to explain what it is, what it does and how District energy consumers can get in on significant savings through its many programs.
Utility affordability for low and moderate income DC residents: People’s Counsel interviews David Carroll, Managing Director, Apprise Research Institute and Assistant People’s Counsel Thaddeus Johnson regarding OPC’s recent study.
Supporting consumers through the pandemic:
People’s Counsel Sandra Mattavous-Frye talks with Linda Jefferson, OPC Senior Outreach Specialist and Ms. Giovanna Hunt, Lay consumer advocate and geriatric social worker with the East of the River Collaborative.
Litigation Services Director Laurence Daniels leads a roundtable discussion that includes Litigation Supervisory Attorney, Travis Smith, Assistant People’s Counsel Barbara Burton and Assistant People’s Counsel Thaddeus Johnson, as they update the status of infrastructure projects that will cost DC ratepayers over $1 Billion in the years ahead including Pepco’s DC Powerline Undergrounding Program, Washington Gas’ ProjectPipes and more…
OPC Communications Manager Doxie McCoy is joined by Litigation Services Manager Laurence Daniels and Water Services Division Attorney Grace Soderberg for a detailed discussion of the rights and responsibilities of the consumer when coping with utility services providers, including OPC’s new area of operation, advocating for DC water customers.
OPC’S new Water Services Division is the subject and expanding DC Water consumer rights is the focus as People’s Counsel Sandra Mattavous-Frye is joined by Water Services Division Director, Chandler Crumlin and Water Services Division Attorney, Grace Soderberg for a deep dive into OPC’s actions to advocate for, educate and protect DC Water ratepayers.
Climate change, climate policy and sustainability are on the table as People’s Counsel Sandra Mattavous-Frye hosts a conversation with Mustafa Santiago Ali, Vice President for Environmental Justice, Climate and Community Revitalization, The National Wildlife Center.
The District’s Solar for All program seeks to change the landscape for energy consumers by bringing the benefits of solar energy to ratepayers of every demographic. The People’s Counsel talks with OPC Education and Outreach Specialist Pamela Nelson and Lenwood Coleman, Vice President for Solar development and Operations, Groundswell.
People’s Counsel Sandra Mattavous-Frye discusses the history of OPC and consumer advocacy with former People’s Counsel Brian Lederer, Esq. and longtime lay consumer advocate, Dr. Jerome Paige.
Learn more about how the Office of the People’s Counsel serves you as a DC Utility consumer…
Ward 8 Community Town Hall
Introduction and People’s Counsel Comments
Ward 8 Town Hall Presentations
Ward 8 Town Hall OPC Informational presentations, Scams targeting consumers, Third Party Suppliers, Consumer Complaints, DC Water and more…
Ward 8 Town Hall Q & A
Ward 8 Town Hall Questions and Answers Session
District of Columbia utility consumers have an important tool to use when starting service or working to resolve a problem with a utility company—learn more about the Consumer Bill of Rights…
What You Need To Know About Filing A Consumer Complaint
All Things Local: Meet DC’s People’s Counsel
On January 12, 2023 OPC’s Consumer Services and Litigation Services Divisions hosted an information briefing for consumers on the Verizon transition from traditional copper wire local phone service to local phone service that takes advantage of digital fiber optic technology. Hear directly from Verizon how the service differs, why FiOs service is not required, how battery backup will be managed and what to expect in your community as changes are made.