Electric Supply: Deregulated
Gas Supply: Deregulated
Electric Utilities: Potomac Electric Power (Pepco)
Gas Utilities: Washington Gas Light Company
PSC Website: http://www.dcpsc.org/
The District of Columbia Public Service Commission allows customers of Pepco to choose alternate electric suppliers. Pepco sold its power plants to open the market to competition, and now only owns the transmission and distribution wires. Customers who do not choose an alternate electric provider receive Standard Offer Service (SOS) from the utility. Default supply prices change once annually. Supply for default service is bought over a period of two-to-three years with the results of the supply procurements 'laddered' and blended into a single price.
The District of Columbia Public Service Commission allows customers of the Washington Gas Light Company to choose an alternative natural gas supplier. Customers choosing an alternate gas supplier have their gas supply delivered by the local utility. Customers who do not choose an alternate gas supplier receive default sales service from their utility called the “Purchased Gas Charge” which can vary as often as monthly.