Posts Tagged ‘pepco’

Did Pepco Cash Kill Consumer Advocate’s Nomination?

Last week, a D.C. Council committee led by Yvette Alexander voted, after hours of debate, to kill the mayor's nomination of Betty Noel to the Public Service Commission, which regulates the District's utilities. Noel, who for 18 years had litigated on the behalf of consumers as the People's Counsel, had been targeted by Pepco and [...]

NIMBY Rewards: Substation Instead of Housing at Friendship Heights Metro

When the news first broke that developer Akridge had sold its site at 5220 Wisconsin Avenue to Pepco, I withheld judgment, hoping that Pepco would find a way to incorporate some housing or retail into its contemplated substation. But the Examiner reports today that the worst is true: The site, where Akridge had planned a [...]

Big Trades: Wisconsin Avenue Akridge Site to Pepco, H Street Murrys to Housing Developer

Today brings potentially bad news for Wisconsin Avenue and good news for H Street.
Bad news first: Michael Neibauer reports that 5220 Wisconsin Avenue, which developer Akridge had planned to turn into a mixed-use project, has sold to Pepco, which may use the site to expand its adjacent substation. Though Pepco might also incorporate some housing [...]


In the entire District, you’d behard-pressed to find a more pollution-plagued cluster of neighborhoods than those lining the Anacostia River as it heads south from the Maryland border. Kenilworth, Mayfair, Parkside, River Terrace, Eastland Gardens, and Kingman Park have been gashed by I-295, regularly deafened by a Metro overpass, and infiltrated by any number of [...]

Council Takes Aim at the Most Hated Company in America

All that rage over Pepco's difficulty keeping the lights on? Turns out there's a way to quantify it. Via Business Insider, the American Customer Satisfaction Index uses at least at least a reasonably scientific method to rank the popularity of all manner of different companies. Washington's electric power utility, with an index that plunged 23 [...]

This Bill Could Make or Break D.C. Solar

On Monday, you heard about the D.C. Council's solar debacle: $700,000 worth of grants were cut from the renewable energy incentive program, putting 51 pre-approved homeowners who'd already contracted for solar panel installations in a pickle. That's a problem that may or may not get solved.
But there's a bigger problem with how the solar energy [...]

A Walk With: Duane Gautier, Director of ARCH Development, Anacostia

Last week, we started a series of walking tours with folks in the know in their neighborhoods. Who else would be interesting? Let me know.
When Duane Gautier first came to Anacostia from his native New York City, to intern for a congressman in 1961, the neighborhood was thriving: Most every shopfront filled, and owner-occupied.
When he [...]

Paying the Bills: Wraparound Crowd Files Through Convention Center for Energy Discounts

Thousands of low-income Washingtonians started lining up early this morning at the Convention Center to get a crack at discounts on their utility bills and free weatherization for their homes, waiting for hours while canvassers for mayoral candidates Adrian Fenty and Vince Gray worked the line (a few heated arguments broke out along the way).
The [...]