In the District of Columbia, the District of Columbia Public Service Commission (PSC) regulates the landline telephone, electricity and gas utility companies operating within Washington DC. The PSC was established by the US Congress in 1913 and was formerly called the District of Columbia Public Utilities Commission.
The mission of the PSC is to serve the public interest by ensuring that financially healthy electric, natural gas and telecommunications companies provide safe, reliable, and quality utility services at reasonable rates for District of Columbia residential, business, and government customers.
The District Department of the Environment (DDOE) provides energy assistance to residents and businesses. The DDOE seeks to increase public awareness on environmental and energy related issues. The DDOE is responsible for the natural and indoor environments in the District of Columbia. The DDOE’s work includes policymaking, monitoring, enforcement of policies, adopting programs for facilitating cleaner air and water, and assisting the management of hazardous and toxic waste disposal.