• District of Columbia

  • Energy Choice

    Our District of Columbia customers are able to shop among certified competitive electric providers. Whether or not you choose to purchase electricity from another provider, we will continue to deliver electricity to all customers through our network of electric power lines. We will continue to maintain these power lines, restore service in the event of any disruption, such as weather related events, and respond to emergency and routine service calls. 

    Click here for a list of approved electric generation and transmission providers serving the District area.  

    If you do not choose a different provider, we buy electricity for you and charge you according to rates approved by the District of Columbia Public Service Commission. This is called the "Standard Offer Service" (SOS) program, and rates appear under the "Account Details" portion of your bill. 

    The “Account Details” section in your electricity bill is broken down to indicate charges for: 

    • Distribution (Distribution Services), which is the process of getting electricity to you through our local distribution lines to your home or business
    • Generation (Generation Services), which is the actual production of electricity at power plants or re-selling of electricity
    • Transmission (Transmission Services), which is the transportation of electricity through high voltage power lines from the plants where it is produced to Pepco

    Charges for Distribution, Generation and Transmission Services are itemized to show the component rates and dollar amounts. For each service, the component dollar amounts are totaled to show the total charges. 

    If you choose a provider other than Pepco, you will pay the provider’s price for generation and transmission instead of our electric supply price.


    Our speakers are available to speak on customer choices and rates at your next community group meeting. 

    To schedule a speaker, call us at 202-872-2089 or email us at pepcospeakersbureau@pepco.com.