Sunday, March 13, 2011

Public Meeting on Pepco's "Smart Meter" Plans on March 16

Throughout the spring and summer Pepco will be installing "smart meters" in northwest DC.  According to Pepco, the new meters will substantially improve the reliability of electrical service metering.

ANC 3-C (Cleveland Park/Woodley Park) is holding a public meeting, featuring  a presentation on smart meters by representatives of Pepco, as well as short presentations from the DC Office of the People's Council, and the DC Public Service Commission.  The main issues under consideration will be the state of the electricity retail industry in DC, the feasibility of putting power lines underground, and the choices available to  DC consumers of electric power.

Come and find out how Pepco's smart meters will affect price and power usage in your home and in this area.  There will be an opportunity for questions from the audience.

What:  Pepco Smart Meter Panel Meeting Sponsored by ANC 3-C
When:  Wednesday, March 16th, 7PM to 8:30PM
Where:  Metropolitan Police 2D Community Room, 3320 Idaho Ave., NW

More information about the meeting is available on ANC 3-C's website.  The DC Public Service Commission's website also has information on options available to DC consumers of electric power.  If you would like more information about the complexities of putting power lines underground, you may want to watch this video, available on the Public Service Commission's website; you can find a cost analysis of putting power lines underground versus aggressively pruning trees by clicking on this link. [Note: Video starts playing instantly upon activation of the link; the cost-analysis link opens a PDF document.]

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