Washington D.C. Electricity Provider - Deregulation
GDF SUEZ Energy Resources was licensed in Washington D.C. by the DC Public Service Commission as a competitive electricity supplier to commercial and industrial customers in January 2005.
Deregulation in Washington D.C.
Since January 2001, customers in the District of Columbia have been free to choose an electricity supplier other than PEPCO.
On February 8, 2005, price caps were removed and PEPCO's Standard Offer Service rates increased by an average of 32 percent for large commercial electricity customers and 24 percent annually for small business electricity customers.
What happens when you choose a new commercial electricity supplier?
- The new supplier notifies the old supplier and utility that you have changed suppliers.
- The new supplier transmits utility account information to the utility in order to enroll you as a customer.
- The utility confirms, by letter to you, of your new supplier selection and the date your new service begins.
- The actual change of supplier occurs on the meter reading date following a successful enrollment.
For more on the history, structure and future of Washington D.C.’s deregulated electricity market, visit the District of Columbia Public Service Commission.