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For Immediate Release


Rod Wilson

202-872-2680 (media hotline)

More Community Solar Coming as Pepco HQ Facility Brings Clean Energy to Affordable Housing Development in the District

Project will support a community renewable energy facility benefitting approximately 170 District limited-income households; Participating households will receive up to $500 in energy bill savings annually


WASHINGTON, DC (March 29, 2022) — Pepco has partnered with the District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), Jubilee Housing, New Partners Community Solar, and several other community and environmental partners on the construction of a new community solar facility on the rooftop of Pepco's headquarters' facility in downtown, Washington, DC. The 96.3-kilowatt community solar project, installed by New Columbia Solar, supports the DOEE's Solar for All program and will directly benefit limited-income residents of Jubilee Housing, an affordable housing development in the District's Adams Morgan neighborhood. The installation team included low-income job trainees from WDC Solar, a Ward 8 based community-focused solar job training company. Solar energy generated by this rooftop array will support a community solar facility benefitting about 170 limited-income households, including approximately 20 additional households that will benefit directly from the solar atop Pepco's headquarters. The project is expected to cover 50 percent of eligible residents estimated average monthly electric bills, targeted at $500 per year, per household.

"For residents with limited disposable income, those energy savings can have an outsized impact," said Jim Knight, president and CEO of Jubilee Housing. "Residents in Jubilee's Maycroft building who currently participate in Solar for All have told us that the extra Pepco credit of $40 to $50 a month has allowed them to purchase other necessities like food, clothes, and medicine. We are incredibly proud of our continued partnership with Pepco, DOEE, and New Partners Community Solar on innovative projects that advance equity for all DC residents."

This effort builds on Pepco's previous $65,000 grant and pilot resiliency project with New Partners Community Solar and Jubilee Housing. Pepco's grant funded an emergency battery storage system at Jubilee's Maycroft affordable housing property. This is the second community solar project installed on a Pepco facility in the District, following the development of a 1,156-kilowatt solar facility at Pepco's Benning Service Center.

"This is an incredibly important and impactful project that will directly benefit people who may otherwise face barriers to energy affordability," said Tyler Anthony, president and CEO of Pepco Holdings. "We are 100 percent committed in support of the District's clean energy goals. It is of vital importance to make this transition equitably."

This new community solar facility, like others across the District, will provide both clean energy to the city and bill savings for limited-income residents in cooperation with DOEE's Solar for All program, which is implemented by the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU).

"As Mayor Bowser continues to advance the District's ambitious climate and equity goals, it's critical that we bring the benefits of the growing clean energy economy to all residents, especially the most vulnerable households served by Solar for All." Said the Department of Energy and Environment Interim Director, Richard Jackson. "An equitable economy promotes a host of societal, economic, and environmental benefits, and DOEE is proud to continue this work alongside such committed organizations."

"We are proud to have partnered with Pepco and DOEE to create the District's very first community solar project in 2017," said Jeff Lesk, president of New Partners Community Solar, a DC-based nonprofit solar company founded by Nixon Peabody LLP's pro bono legal program. "This exciting new Pepco headquarters project demonstrates the importance of ongoing partnerships among committed community institutions and businesses to advance clean energy in an inclusive, equitable manner."

In addition to providing property to help expand clean energy opportunities, Pepco is committed to expanding access to solar energy and providing its customers with innovative and affordable options to meet their evolving energy needs. The company's Climate Solutions Plan outlines a series of initiatives to help advance the development of solar and other distributed energy resources across the District while accelerating opportunities for expanded transportation electrification and energy efficiency efforts.

Pepco also provides a solar calculator and toolkit that can help customers further explore rooftop and community solar opportunities and is partnering with DOEE to help raise awareness of the Solar for All program. Customers in the District and Maryland should visit for information and resources specific to their area.

For additional information about the Solar for All program, customers can also call 202-299-5271 or visit

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