DC CITY COUNCIL MOVES TO OPEN UP LOCAL ENERGY MARKET

BRENNAN SULLIVAN | July 18, 2018

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Earlier this year members of D.C.’s City Council proposed a piece of legislation that would have serious repercussions for local energy policy, not only in the swamp but potentially across the entire nation. The bill would create and a type of regulatory body not yet seen in the U.S., with the authority to assess and manage the utility under its jurisdiction. What has been referred to as the Distributed Energy Resource Authority (DER), would essentially take control over the planning of the city’s energy distribution- a function that has long been in the hands of Pepco, Washington’s prevailing electric utility.

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