We are always working to provide safe, reliable electric service to our customers, and to support the needs of the growing Bloomingdale community. As part of this commitment, we are performing equipment and cable inspections, along with the necessary upgrades needed to accommodate recent service issues and long-term future community growth. The recent heat wave and increased load, caused by tremendous growth in the area, have put stress on the aging infrastructure. Our enhancements will address these concerns and improve reliability for customers in the Bloomingdale area.
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We are always working to provide safe, reliable electric service to our customers, and to support the needs of the region. As part of this commitment, we are increasing the capacity of two underground circuits between our Buzzard Point Substation in Southwest Washington, DC and Ritchie Substation in Seat Pleasant, Maryland. These upgrades are necessary to maintain reliable electric service, comply with updated standards from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation for local distribution companies that maintain transmission lines and substations, and to address the projections of the regional electric grid operator, PJM Interconnection LLC (“PJM”), for power and reliability protocols on Pepco's transmission system.
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We are committed to delivering safe and reliable energy to our customers and communities in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Part of this commitment includes actively managing and maintaining the existing electric system and planning for the future needs of our customers. The Capital Grid Project that we are proposing is an integrated solution that will strengthen the Capital area's electric system, promoting enhanced reliability and resiliency.
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Our priority is to provide safe and reliable electric service to our customers. Pepco is taking the necessary steps to improve the quality of service in the Columbia Heights community. As part of our commitment, Pepco continues to perform infrastructure and cable inspections to evaluate overall system conditions. Certain upgrades have already been completed or are under way to address recent service issues. These upgrades are essential for maintaining and enhancing the overall electric reliability to residents and businesses in the Columbia Heights community.
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As part of our commitment to safely provide reliable electric service to our customers, we’ve identified the need to build a new substation that enhances reliability and helps to modernize the electrical infrastructure in your area. The project supports the surrounding community by providing additional capacity for the future, new technology and more reliable electric service.
We designed a three-phase project to upgrade existing infrastructure in the Friendship Heights area. The project involves more than tripling the capacity of three 4 kilovolt (kV) primary distribution lines, also known as feeders, by replacing them with 13 kV lines. We also will reduce load on the Harrison Substation in Friendship Heights by transferring three 4 kV feeders to the Oliver Substation in Van Ness. This work is similar to other 4 kV conversion projects completed throughout the District of Columbia.
We are committed to providing reliable electric service to our customers. Part of that commitment includes supporting future energy needs of the region. As part of this commitment, we are upgrading underground equipment in the Georgetown area to increase electric capacity and improve reliability in the area. The Georgetown Conversion Reliability Project will begin September 2016 and is expected to be complete by summer 2017.
We are always working to provide safe, reliable electric service to our customers and to support the needs of the region. As part of this commitment, Pepco is upgrading the Harrison Street substation in the Friendship Heights area of Washington, D.C. Related to this project will be the upgrade of underground supply feeders to the substation.
The Harvard Distribution Project will be used to improve the reliability of nearby Fort Slocum Substation feeders, as well as to provide load relief in the surrounding area. This project also will be utilized, as part of the Capital Grid Project, to supply Harvard Substation load in advance of the substation rebuild. The distribution project is planned to occur over several months with construction beginning in October of 2018.
We’re committed to providing reliable electric service to our customers. Part of that commitment includes supporting future energy needs of the region. This is why we initiated the I Street Capacity Improvement Project which includes upgrading underground equipment along I Street N.W., Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. and H Street N.W. near George Washington University. This project will help increase electric capacity and improve electric service reliability in the area. Project work is expected to be complete by July 2017.
Our priority is to ensure safe, reliable electric service to our customers, and to support the needs of the region. As part of this commitment, we are upgrading and increasing the capacity of equipment in the area of North Capitol Street and Riggs Road N.E.
The Penn Branch upgrade involves projects on three feeders. A feeder is a power line that delivers electricity to many homes and businesses. The first project began in May 2012 and was completed in August 2012. Work on the second and third feeders began was completed in June 2013. This project includes the installation of thousands of feet of primary, secondary and residential power lines and a total of 44 transformers and 168 poles.
We are always working to provide safe, reliable, and affordable energy to our customers, and to support the needs of the region. As part of this commitment, Pepco identified the need to construct a new distribution substation within Ward 6, Buzzard Point area of the District of Columbia. The Waterfront Substation is needed to support existing customers and planned development in the Capitol Riverfront and Southwest Waterfront areas, and to replace aging infrastructure. The new substation was placed in service in December, 2017, and is currently serving customers in the area.
The substation features a sculpture by David and Eli Hess ("Flashpoint") and murals by District-based artist Katherine Mann, which were developed in collaboration with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the community. Click the link below to learn more about the murals and hear the artist describe the connection between her work and the community.
As part of our ongoing commitment to provide safe, reliable and affordable electric service to our customers, we have identified the need to replace and upgrade existing overhead electrical equipment in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Beginning in May 2018, Pepco will start to replace wooden transmission poles with stronger steel poles. These upgraded poles are not only more resilient but also more resistant to damage. The work will span approximately 5.9 miles and will take place mostly along Central Avenue in Prince George’s County between Campus Way, Watkins Park Drive and Shady Glen Drive. This upgrade project will take approximately 12 months to complete, with the majority of the work in public spaces as well as Pepco’s existing right-of-way.
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