The D.C. Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to grant Mayor Muriel Bowser the authority to extend the city’s public health emergency to March 31

DC Bill Extending Public Health Emergency

OPC filed a Motion Requesting the DC PSC to take judicial notice of a recent order in issued by the Maryland PSC and to take immediate Steps to develop relief measures to assist consumers in anticipation of the termination of the public health emergency
October 2, 2020

Petition for an Investigation into Options Available for Public Utility Consumers to Mitigate the Negative Impacts of the COVID-19
May 4, 2020

Cannot disconnect service for non-payment of bill or fees where a customer has entered into a payment plan and has made payments in accordance of the terms of the payment plan

Consumers may file a written complaint with OPC and PSC if they are denied a payment plan.

For more details on the bill’s provisions, click on the link to see a copy of the bill. Go to section 308 pg. 37

GD2020-01, In the Matter of the Establishment of Regulatory Assets For COVID-19 Related Incremental Costs, Order No. 20329

Emergency Motion to Stay Procedural Schedule

The COVID-19 Response Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 B23-0718, among other things, prohibits disconnection of electric, gas and water services for non-payment of a bill or fees during a public health emergency or 15 calendar days thereafter. (Section 305 pg. 9)

The COVID-19 Response Supplemental Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 B23-0733 among many things, prohibits a telecommunications service providers from disconnecting, suspending or degrading basic service for non-payment or fees for service equipment or other charges for non-payment during the public health emergency or 15 calendar days thereafter. It also bars shutoffs by all cable and internet service providers. (Section 204 Utilities. Pg. 17)