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A Note from Your People's Counsel OPC Representing District Consumers in Important National Policy Discussions The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)– the agency that regulates the wholesale market where utilities like Pepco purchase electricity – is considering a proposal that would dramatically change how these markets operate and result in higher rates for consumers. In the fall, Secretary Rick Perry of the US Department of Energy asked FERC to develop…
A Note from Your People's Counsel In case you missed it, OPC recently released its annual report linked here, and the theme of the report is “Community Engagement – A Pipeline to Power.” The phrase is in line with my assurance that consumers will always have a place at the table in proceedings affecting their utility rates and service. The proposed WGL Holdings-AltaGas merger is no exception. OPC has hosted…