Pepco receives regulatory approval for smart meters in DC


Thomas Graham,
President Pepco
Washington, DC, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — January 5, 2010 – Pepco has received regulatory approval from the DC Public Service Commission for its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project, clearing the way for use of federal stimulus funding to implement smart metering in the District of Columbia.

“The Commission’s approval for advancing smart grid initiatives brings new opportunities to empower customers to control their utility bills and save energy,” said Thomas Graham, president Pepco Region. “We firmly believe that AMI will provide more detailed and frequent energy information to help customers develop energy saving strategies.”

Pepco was awarded $44.6 million in stimulus funding from the Department of Energy, substantially reducing the total costs to be borne by customers.

The smart meters will not only enable benefits like improved customer service and reliability but are also a critical component of the company’s Blueprint for the Future which supports the nationwide effort to partner with customers for energy efficiency and a global reduction in carbon emissions.