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Current Reliability Projects

Benning Area Plan

At Pepco, we are committed to providing safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable energy to our customers and communities in the District of Columbia. Consistent with this commitment, we are executing the Benning Area Plan –  a coordinated effort to improve the reliability of service in your community by upgrading equipment such as utility poles and overhead lines and adding new technology to the system. We will also be adding new feeders to the system, which will increase capacity to meet the area's growing demand for electricity.

Capital Grid

We are committed to delivering safe  and reliable energy to our customers and communities in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Part of this commitment includes actively managing and maintaining the existing electric system and planning for the future needs of our customers. The Capital Grid Project that we are proposing is an integrated solution that will strengthen the Capital area's electric system, promoting enhanced reliability and resiliency.

Capitol Hill Conversion Projects: E Street, G Street, and Benning to HIll East Feeder Extension

At Pepco, we are committed to providing safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable energy to our customers and communities in the District of Columbia. The Capitol Hill Conversion Project is a coordinated effort to improve the reliability of service in your community by upgrading equipment that will help increase the amount of electricity we can deliver to our customers. We will be increasing the capacity of our underground distribution lines by converting existing underground cables at a lower voltage to new cables with a higher voltage and greater electrical capacity.

Harrison Street Substation

We are always working to provide safe, reliable electric service to our customers and to support the needs of the region.  As part of this commitment, Pepco is upgrading the Harrison Street substation in the Friendship Heights area of Washington, D.C.  Related to this project will be the upgrade of underground supply feeders to the substation. 

Harvard Distribution

At Pepco, we are committed to providing safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable energy to our customers and communities in the District of Columbia. The Harvard Distribution Project will be used to improve the reliability of nearby Fort Slocum Substation feeders, as well as to provide load relief in the surrounding area. This project also will be utilized, as part of the Capital Grid Project, to supply Harvard Substation load in advance of the substation rebuild. The distribution project is planned to occur over several months with construction beginning in mid-October of 2018.

Waterfront Substation

We are always working to provide safe, reliable, and affordable energy to our customers, and to support the needs of the region. As part of this commitment, Pepco identified the need to construct a new distribution substation within Ward 6, Buzzard Point area of the District of Columbia. The Waterfront Substation is needed to support existing customers and planned development in the Capitol Riverfront and Southwest Waterfront areas, and to replace aging infrastructure. The new substation was placed in service in December, 2017, and is currently serving customers in the area.

The substation features a sculpture by David and Eli Hess ("Flashpoint") and murals by District-based artist Katherine Mann, which were developed in collaboration with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the community. Click the link below to learn more about the murals and hear the artist describe the connection between her work and the community. ​

Prince George’s County 69KV Central Avenue Upgrade​

As part of our ongoing commitment to provide safe, reliable and affordable electric service to our customers, we have identified the need to replace and upgrade existing overhead electrical equipment in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Beginning in May 2018, Pepco will start to replace wooden transmission poles with stronger steel poles. These upgraded poles are not only more resilient but also more resistant to damage. The work will span approximately 5.9 miles and will take place mostly along Central Avenue in Prince George’s County between Campus Way, Watkins Park Drive and Shady Glen Drive. This upgrade project will take approximately 12 months to complete, with the majority of the work in public spaces as well as Pepco’s existing right-of-way.​

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