Posts Tagged ‘pepco’

Own Goal: The D.C. United Stadium Faces a Skeptical D.C. Council

The Council thinks the mayor's office is "thumbing the nose at the legislative branch" on the stadium deal.

Pepco Is Being Sold. Here Are Five Ways It Could Affect D.C.

D.C., say hello to Exelon, your new electricity overlord.
The Chicago-based nuclear energy powerhouse has agreed to pay $6.8 billion to acquire Pepco Holdings, the electricity utility for the District and parts of Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey. "This is a tremendous opportunity to take Pepco Holdings to the next level," Pepco CEO Joe Rigby told reporters [...]

D.C. Takes Solar Power Into the Digital Age

The federal government may be shut down today, but the D.C. Council is in the midst of a legislative session. And it just passed a bill that has D.C. solar power advocates very excited.
The Community Renewable Energy Act, which just passed unanimously, will make it possible for people without their own rooftops to reduce their monthly [...]

Swap and Go

A first-time visitor to Allen Lew’s office would be forgiven for thinking he was a sportswriter. Four framed photos hang in his lobby. Two are of Nationals Park; the others are of local high school football fields, Coolidge and Roosevelt.
As D.C.’s city administrator, Lew is responsible for overseeing District agencies and ensuring that the city’s [...]

In Stadium Deal, Reeves Center Swap Is a Fraction of the Battle

Mayor Vince Gray used his weekly radio address on WNEW yesterday to tout the benefits to the city of the deal to bring a new D.C. United soccer stadium to Buzzard Point. And his focus was on the land swaps that will allow the city to assemble the land for the stadium without incurring huge costs.
"The [...]

Want to Save Energy and Paper? You’re Out of Luck.

Hey all you solar-powered conservationists out there: I've got bad news for you. If you want to save energy (and save a buck), you probably have to waste paper in the process.
Why's that? If you have solar panels on your roof, and those panels produce more energy than you consume at a given time, your [...]

Props to Pepco (!)

Pepco has taken a lot of heat for its performance in recent years, particularly following this summer's derecho—but so far, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, it looks like Pepco customers are holding up pretty well. Let's do a quick comparison of a few of the power companies in the region after the derecho and [...]

A Rough Day for Pepco

Poor Pepco.
The most hated company in America couldn't catch a break yesterday. As one of its executives laid out proposals to bury some of the city's power lines, nearly 200 anti-Pepco protesters chanted outside the hearing room and inflated a giant pig bearing the words "Pepco is greedy" in front of the Wilson Building.
At the [...]

Power Moves: The District Looks at Burying Its Power Lines

After the region got derechoed this summer and nearly half a million Pepco customers found themselves without power, District leaders went into CYA mode.
Mayor Vince Gray called for a “game-changer” and assembled a 15-member task force to figure out how to move the city’s power lines underground. Councilmembers Mary Cheh and Jack Evans introduced separate proposals [...]

Power Line Hearing Interrupted by Protesters, Pig

The Mayor's Task Force on Power Line Undergrounding is meeting right now to discuss solutions to the major outages the city has faced recently, in particular—you guessed it—moving power lines underground. A full undergrounding of the city's remaining overhead lines would eliminate most of the storm-related outages, but it would also cost $5.8 billion, according [...]