DDOE received a record forty-three project applications from across the District; each was reviewed by an expert panel and ranked for their demonstration potential. Solicitation for applications was part of a three year demonstration program called the Renewable Energy Demonstration Project (REDP), which is designed to increase the awareness and usage of renewable electricity generation technologies. REDP is funded by Pepco ratepayers through the Reliable Energy Trust Fund (RETF). Funds for the RETF programs were approved by the DC Public Service Commission.
DDOE will monitor the energy usage for all of the funded projects. All 16 projects are expected to produce approximately 66 kilowatts of electricity from the sun. For more information on the funded projects, please contact the Energy Hotline at (202) 673-6750.