At Pepco, we are working to align our operations, grid investments, and customer product offerings and services with the District’s climate and clean energy goals
Scientific studies demonstrate that in order to drive greenhouse gas emissions down to the level necessary to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, actions must be taken to “decarbonize” all sectors of the economy. This includes increasing the energy efficiency of the built environment, rapidly driving down greenhouse gas emissions in the electric generation sector, and using this clean electricity to power as much of the economy as possible – including transportation, pursuing cost-effective opportunities to reduce the carbon content of liquid and gaseous fuels, and taking steps to sequester carbon in the natural environment and industrial processes.
Pepco’s climate and clean energy strategy is aligned around these “pillars of decarbonization” and supports efforts to decarbonize the economy –
including in buildings and homes, electricity generation, and transportation[LINK_TO BE PROVIDED]—while advancing efficiency, resilience, equity and innovation.
Pepco’s core business is the safe, reliable and affordable delivery of electricity to residents and businesses across the District of Columbia. As an electric distribution company, Pepco does not own power plants. Instead, in accordance with the policies of the District of Columbia, Pepco purchases electricity on behalf of its customers from wholesale electricity providers and delivers that electricity to homes, schools, houses of worship and businesses. The electricity the company purchases meets the renewable energy goals as established by the District of Columbia,
which the company supported as part of the
Clean Energy Omnibus Act of 2018, and means that by 2032, 100% of the electricity will be from renewable energy sources.
And, while Pepco does not own power plants, we know we can have a major impact on combatting climate change, including as a major employer, a company with a significant operational footprint and community presence, and provider of products and services to our customers. We recognize that we have a responsibility take action to, help the District of Columbia meet its
clean energy and greenhouse gas goals, and enable a brighter, cleaner energy future for all our customers and communities.
That is why we have developed a plan that is:
<Pepco Climate Change Commitment-Our Progress.pdf>
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