CESA Member District Of Columbia
“The District of Columbia, under the leadership of Mayor Muriel Bowser, has set significant goals to increase access to clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency programs for residents in all eight wards. By working closely with partners like CESA, the District continues to be a national leader in energy policy and programs.”
The Department of Energy and Environment (DoEE), formerly the District Department of the Environment (DDOE), leads the development of energy policies and programs for the District of Columbia. Using a combination of regulations, outreach, education, and incentives, the agency administers programs and services to fulfill their mission. DoEE works collaboratively with other government agencies, residents, businesses, and institutions to promote environmentally responsible behavior that will lead to a more sustainable urban environment.
DoEE's responsibilities include:
- Developing the District’s Comprehensive Energy Plan
- Initiating and managing compliance of the energy benchmarking regulations and the Property Assessed Clean Energy Program (PACE).
- Administering the Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) contract that provides a wide range of energy efficiency and renewable energy services.
- Providing energy efficiency measures for the Districts’ low income residents under the Energy Assistance and Weatherization Programs (LIHEAP and WAP).
- Administering commercial and residential renewable energy incentive programs.
DoEE's Energy Administration (EA) is a single resource for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, products and services for residential, commercial, institutional, and government sectors in the District of Columbia. The EA develops energy-related policies and plans, and coordinates and facilitates the overall effort of the District Government to achieve reliable, clean and affordable energy. The EA also provides direct financial assistance and discounts to low-income residents to help off-set their energy bills. The EA is comprised of three divisions: Policy & Compliance, Affordability & Efficiency, and Data & Benchmarking.