Code of the District of Columbia

§ 34–1313.19. Review and analysis.

(a)(1) By December 31, 2022, the Mayor, the Commission, the OPC, and the electric company shall issue a jointly written report to the Council that:

(A) Evaluates the effectiveness of the DDOT Underground Electric Company Infrastructure Improvement Activity and the Electric Company Infrastructure Improvement Activity in improving the reliability of electric power distribution service and reducing the frequency of electric power outages;

(B) Evaluates the impact of the DDOT Underground Electric Company Infrastructure Improvement Activity and the Electric Company Infrastructure Improvement Activity on tree canopy;

(C) Evaluates the impact of the Underground Rider and the Underground Project Charges on the electric company’s residential customers, weighing the cost implications of the Underground Rider and the Underground Project Charge compared to the savings to the customers from improved reliability and the cost reductions from reducing overhead line maintenance and vegetation management;

(C-i) Evaluates whether the impact of the DDOT Underground Electric Company Infrastructure Improvement Activity and the Electric Company Infrastructure Improvement Activity otherwise is in the public interest; and

(D) Provides recommendations regarding whether the Council should:

(i) Repealed.

(ii) Adjust the limit of the electric company's investment to be recovered through the Underground Project Charges as set forth in § 34-1313.10(d);

(ii-I) Adjust the limit of the DDOT Underground Electric Company Infrastructure Charges as set forth in § 34-1313.01(a)(2); or

(iii) Expand the undergrounding of feeders to include all or a portion of the remaining overhead mainline primary and lateral feeders or other alternatives such as to begin full undergrounding of feeders pursuant to amended selection criteria, relative to the primary and secondary selection criteria set forth in § 34-1313.08.

(2) Repealed.

(3) The report required by paragraph (1) of this subsection shall include any separate statements of the Mayor, Commission, OPC, or the electric company that the Mayor, Commission, OPC, or the electric company requests be included in the report.

(b) The Council shall conduct a public hearing in each quadrant of the District regarding the report, findings, and recommendations that were filed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section within 90 days of the filing of the report.


(May 3, 2014, D.C. Law 20-102, § 319, 61 DCR 1882; July 11, 2017, D.C. Law 22-5, § 2(q), 64 DCR 4943.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(q) of Electric Company Infrastructure Improvement Financing Emergency Amendment Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-56, May 17, 2017, 64 DCR 4909).