DC Undergrounding

***Important Second UPDATE***

 The DC Public Service Commission will convene a final community hearing to receive comments from the public regarding the 3-year Power Line Undergrounding Plan on:

September 9, 2014 - 6 p.m.

Location:
D.C. Public Service Commission
Hearing Room
1333 H Street, NW, 7th Floor East Tower
Washington, DC 20005

In response to an oral request by People's Counsel Sandra Mattavous-Frye made during the July 23, 2014, Triennial-Application community hearing, D.C. Public Service Commission ("Commission" or "PSC") Chairman Betty Anne Kane has announced that the Commission will hold one additional community hearing. The purpose of this additional community hearing is to give concerned residents who were unable to attend the previously scheduled community hearings (due to summer vacations or otherwise) an opportunity to provide oral comments regarding Pepco/DDOT's nearly $1 Billion electric reliability upgrade or "Power Line Undergrounding," plan.

The PSC requests participants observe the following:

Those who wish to testify at the community hearing should contact the Commission Secretary by the close of business September 4, 2014, by calling (202) 626-5150. Representatives of organizations shall be permitted a maximum of five minutes for oral presentations. Individuals shall be permitted a maximum of three minutes for oral presentations. If an organization or an individual is unable to offer comments at the community hearings, written statements may be submitted by September 15, 2014 to the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia, 1333 H Street, NW, Suite 200, West Tower, Washington DC 20005.

Any person who is deaf or hearing-impaired, and cannot readily understand or communicate in spoken English, and persons with disabilities who need special accommodations in order to participate in the hearing, must contact the Commission Secretary by close of business, seven days prior to the date of the hearing. Persons who wish to testify in Spanish, Chinese, Amharic, or Korean must also contact the Commission Secretary by close of business three business days before the day of the hearing. The number to call to request special accommodations and interpretation services is (202) 626-5150.

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Updated information can be found at www.opc-dc.gov and at www.dcpsc.org.  We strongly encourage you to come out to indicate your interest, ask questions and raise your concerns about the proposed plan.

On August 1, 2014, Pepco formally filed its application to the DC Public Service Commission for Issuance of a Financing Order, stating it “will allow the District of Columbia to issue bonds in a total aggregate…of up to $375 Million” consistent with the limitation imposed by Section 202(a) of the Electric Company Infrastructure Improvement financing Act of 2014.

According to the filing, the proceeds to be raised by these bonds will pay the upfront financing costs of the bonds, and pay or reimburse DDOT Underground Electric Infrastructure Improvement Costs incurred by the District of Columbia Department of Transportation in undertaking or support of Power Line Undergrounding activities.

In August 2012, Mayor Gray convened the Power Line Undergrounding Task Force to study the feasibility of various electric infrastructure improvement options that would significantly improve electric service reliability.

In October 2013, the Task Force final report was submitted to the Mayor recommending a plan that would implement its findings through legislative and regulatory processes.

In July 2013, D.C. Bill 20-387 was introduced in the D.C. Council.  The legislation was approved by the Council in February and signed into law by Mayor Gray on March 3, 2014.  The law became effective on May 3, 2014.
Simply stated, this proceeding will allow the District to expend its portion of the $875 Million to be incurred for the total undergrounding project. 

The parties and the Commission will review the bond funding proposed by the District and make a determination regarding whether it is consistent with the requirements of the law..  The total amount will be added to and recovered in the Undergrounding  Surcharge(s) to be approved by the PSC. 

Review the full order here:

 

Year 1 (2015) Download PDF
Ward Location, Feeder and Maps
Ward 3 (American University Park; Friendship Heights)
| Feeder 00308 | More Details | Maps
Ward 4 (16th Street Heights; Crestwood)
| Feeder 15001 | More Details | Maps
Ward 5 (Brookland; Brentwood; Langdon; Arboretum; Anacostia River; Gateway; Arboretum)
| Feeder 14093 | More Details | Maps
Ward 8 (Anacostia; Buena Vista; Greenway; Fairlawn; Douglas)
| Feeder 15177 | More Details | Maps
Ward 7 (Garfield Heights; Good Hope; Hillcrest; Naylor Gardens)
| Feeder 14261 | More Details | Maps
 
Year 2 (2015) Download PDF
Ward Location, Feeder and Maps
Ward 3 (American University Park; Spring Valley; Kent; Wesley Heights)
| Feeder 00075 | More Details | Maps
Ward 3 (American University Park)
| Feeder 00394 | More Details | Maps
Ward 3 (Chevy Chase)
| Feeder 00467 | More Details | Maps
Ward 4 (Manor Park; Walter Reed; Brightwood; Petworth)
| Feeder 15021 | More Details | Maps
Ward 5 (Gallaudet; Trinidad; Ivy City; Arboretum)
| Feeder 15701 | More Details | Maps
Ward 5 (Brentwood; Langdon; Ivy City; Arboretum)
| Feeder 14008 | More Details | Maps
Ward 7 (Benning Ridge; Fort Dupont Park; Dupont Park; Civic Betterment; Marshall Heights; Fort Davis)
| Feeder 00368 | More Details | Maps
Ward 7 (Lincoln Heights; Deanwood; Hillbrook; Mahaning Heights; Benning Heights)
| Feeder 15707 | More DetailsMaps
Ward 8 (Congress Heights; Joint-Base Anacostia Bolling; Washington Highlands; Bellevue)
| Feeder 14758 | More Details | Maps
 
Year 3 (2015) Download PDF
Ward Location, Feeder and Maps
Ward 3 (Glover Park; Cathedral Heights)
| Feeder 14136 | More Details | Maps
Ward 3 (Chevy Chase; American University Park; Friendship Heights; Tenletown)
| Feeder 15944 | More Details | Maps
Ward 3 (American University Park; Spring Valley)
| Feeder 14766 | More Details | Maps
Ward 5 (Brookland; Woodridge; Langdon)
| Feeder 14014 | More Details | Maps
Ward 5 (Brookland; Manor Park; Catholic University; Pleasant Hill; Fort Totten; Trinity College)
| Feeder 15013 | More Details | Maps
Ward 7 (Benning Ridge; Fort Dupont Park; Civic Betterment; Marshall Heights)
| Feeder 15130 | More Details | Maps
Ward 8 (Congress Heights; Shipley Terrace; Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling; St. Elizabeth's; Douglass; Washington Highlands)
| Feeder 15166 | More Details | Maps