Code of the District of Columbia

§ 34–1515. Aggregation programs.

(a)(1) The Mayor may develop and administer a municipal aggregation program for the purchase of electricity supply and electricity supply services by District of Columbia ratepayers.

(1A)(A) There is established a fund designated as the Municipal Aggregation Fund, which shall be separate from the General Fund of the District of Columbia and shall be used solely to pay the costs of the formation and administration of municipal aggregation contracts of the District. The funds collected under subparagraph (B) of this paragraph, and all interest earned on those funds, shall be deposited into the Fund without regard to fiscal year limitation pursuant to an act of Congress. All funds deposited into the Fund shall not revert to the General Fund of the District of Columbia at the end of any fiscal year or at any other time, but shall be continually available for the uses and purposes set forth in this subparagraph, subject to authorization by Congress.

(B) The Mayor may charge an administrative fee under any municipal aggregation contract entered into by the District.

(2) The Mayor, in conjunction with the Commission, shall issue regulations governing a municipal aggregation program implemented under this section.

(b)(1) The Office of the People’s Counsel shall assist any person seeking to implement a customer-based aggregation program. The assistance shall include help in understanding the technical and economic issues involved in purchasing electricity supply, electricity supply services, or any other service determined by the Commission to be a potentially competitive service.

(2) The Commission may adopt any reasonable regulations relating to customer-based aggregation programs that it determines to be in the public interest.

(c) Nothing in this section shall prohibit the development and implementation of aggregation programs during the implementation of pilot programs.