Pepco is monitoring a coastal storm that is expected to bring severe weather to our area this weekend. Strong winds and heavy rainfall may bring down trees and damage equipment, resulting in power outages for our customers. We are prepared for this event and have enhanced our staffing resources to best respond. Safety is our top priority. We urge customers to stay away from downed wires and other equipment. To report a downed wire, call 877-737-2662. Report and track outages through our mobile app or website at pepco.com/StormPrep.
As the primary electricity provider in the Nation's Capital, we have a responsibility to deliver safe and reliable energy to our customers. The Capital Grid Project is an integrated solution that helps strengthen local energy grid over the long term, promoting enhanced reliability and resiliency. Through this project, we are continuing our purposeful work, delivering on our promise to provide safe and reliable energy to our customers, and acting on our commitment to continually drive our communities forward.
The Capital Grid Project is a forward-looking plan that is:
The project is a solution that resolves many needs in the Nation's Capital and results in a modernized system that can withstand and recover from unforeseen events, such as severe storms or equipment failure. In addition, there are several long-term benefits for our customers including:
Improving System Redundancy and Resiliency
Support Growth of Renewable Energy
Enable Economic Development
Pepco provided information on the details and benefits of the Capital Grid Project to multiple stakeholders, including the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia (PSC) and the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA). The PSC and BZA formally approved the project, and construction began in 2020. The proposed timeline is included in our Capital Grid Project fact sheet.
We will continue to coordinate with local partners and governing agencies to minimize the impact on businesses, traffic and parking, or other possible disruptions.
interactive map showing where construction will take place and when we will be visiting your community to talk about the project.
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