For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The District
Department of Transportation (DDOT) and Pepco will host a forum to inform
District of Columbia businesses about the District of Columbia Power Line
Undergrounding (DC PLUG) initiative and contracting opportunities.
This forum, the second held by DDOT
and Pepco, will be 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 18 at One Judiciary Square
Building, 441 4th St. NW, Old City Council Chambers. DDOT and Pepco
will review the initiative proposal for work during the first three years.
Businesses also will learn about:
A Q&A segment at the end of the
program will give businesses the opportunity to discuss planning, engineering
and construction issues with Pepco and DDOT. The first forum in March, in which
Pepco and DDOT engineers presented an overview of the multi-year strategy for
placing the selected feeders
underground, drew more than 90 prospective contractors and suppliers.
The DC PLUG initiative represents a
public-private partnership between the DDOT and Pepco that will result in the
strategic undergrounding of District of Columbia overhead feeders in Wards 3,
4, 5, 7 and 8. The multi-year, $1 billion initiative was recommended through a
collaborative process initiated by Mayor Vincent C. Gray to help prevent
prolonged electric service outages during significant weather events.
The legislation that authorized the
DC PLUG initiative became effective in May, and it mandated a triennial plan
review process. DDOT and Pepco filed a joint application for approval of the
Triennial Plan for the DC PLUG initiative with the Public Service Commission in
June. The Triennial Plan - which covers 2015-2017 - calls for DDOT to construct
the necessary underground facilities and for Pepco to install the electric
distribution system improvements.
Due to space limitations, registration
for the forum is limited to no more than two representatives from any company.
Registration ends Sept. 8; to register, businesses should visit pepco.com/DCPLUGForum.
For questions about registering for the forum, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.