Since 2015, the D.C. Public Service Commission (PSC) has sat on plans to improve our city’s electric grid. The PSC tasked itself with enhancing the grid through a formal review process. This process is known as “Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability” (MEDSIS). The process could mean more distributed energy, more flexibility, and more solar. However, very little actual progress has been made. The PSC needs to take concrete steps towards making our electric grid stronger, more cost effective, and cleaner.
Grid reform is an essential component for building a clean, equitable energy system that directs control and benefits back to local communities, with rooftop solar as the cornerstone. The D.C. Public Service Commission (PSC) is engaged in a process, known as MEDSIS, to develop rules to improve electric service in the District. If done correctly, this will create a lower cost, reliable, and renewable electric grid for all District residents. We’ve followed this proceeding for over two years. Unfortunately, the PSC is dragging its feet. We need to show them the public is watching.