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Power Line Undergrounding Task Force

Mayor's Power Line Undergrounding Task Force

Recent storms resulted in a large number of power outages in the District, imposing significant costs and inconveniences on District residents and businesses.  In response to the outages, the Mayor has formed a task force to provide advice on actions that may be taken to reduce future storm-related power outages, including the undergrounding of power lines.  The task force is co-chaired by the City Administrator and meetings are open to the public. 

Meeting Schedule

Location:  Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room G-9

  • August 23, 2012 (2 pm - 4 pm)
  • September 26, 2012 (4:30 pm - 6:30 pm)
  • October 24, 2012 (4:30 pm - 6:30 pm)
  • November 29, 2012 (4:30 pm - 6:30 pm)
  • December 19, 2012 (4:30 pm - 6:30 pm)
  • January 17, 2013 (4:30 pm - 6:30 pm)
  • February 14, 2013 (4:30 pm - 6:30 pm)
  • March 5, 2013 (to be rescheduled)
  • May 15, 2013

Watch Task Force Meetings

Findings and Recommendations

The Task Force released it's findings and recommendations on May 15, 2013. An abridged version of the Task Force's report is available here, or by clicking on the related content link below.

Other Documents

Documents are provded below on storm-related power outages, the undergrounding of power lines, and other issues relevant to the task force.