Public hearings for adjustments to Pepco Maryland electric rates are scheduled for 6:30pm May 6 (Prince George's Co. Comm. College, Largo Student Ctr., Rennie Forum, 301 Largo Rd, Largo, MD) and 6:30pm May 9 (Montgomery Co. Council Office Bldg., 3rd Floor Hearing Rm., 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD). Written comments may be submitted by May 15, visit pepco.com for details.
Pepco is proposing an innovative program to help prepare the District of Columbia for the growth of electric vehicles (EVs). As the energy provider responsible for managing the power grid across the District, we play a critical role in supporting EV growth. Our program will help us understand how EVs will affect our system. Understanding these changes now will help us continue to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy services as EVs become more popular. The program also will provide necessary charging and incentives to help customers large and small make the transition to this clean transportation option. The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia is currently reviewing our proposal.
As a critical part of the East Coast's transportation corridor, the District of Columbia is experiencing rapid EV growth. Growing demand for EVs requires more charging infrastructure to increase access to electricity. Maintaining reliability and stability as electric demand grows also requires enhancements to the power grid and changes to how we manage our system. We worked with our partners across the District to identify solutions that will help the District address these challenges and become a leader in the EV market. The residential, commercial and public offerings provided through this program will help us meet our customers' evolving needs.
Pepco's proposal outlines a voluntary suite of programs consisting of several key offerings for customers: