About the DCSEU

The District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) helps DC residents and businesses use less energy and save money. Since 2011, the DCSEU has delivered financial incentives, technical assistance, and information to tens of thousands of District residents and businesses, helping them to save millions of dollars on their energy costs. Our work is building a brighter economic, environmental, and energy future for the District.

Impact Since 2011

$1.3 Billion

in lifetime energy costs savings for DC residents and businesses

$50+ Million

invested in energy efficiency and renewable energy in low-income communities

7 Million Metric Tons

of lifetime greenhouse gas emissions prevented

Annual Reports

FY 2023

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FY 2022

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FY 2021

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FY 2020

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FY 2019

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FY 2018

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FY 2017

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FY 2016

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FY 2015

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FY 2014

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FY 2013

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Our Funding

The DCSEU’s funding comes from the Sustainable Energy Trust Fund (SETF) and the Renewable Energy Development Fund (REDF). The SETF is financed by a surcharge on all electric and natural gas utility ratepayers in the District of Columbia. The REDF is financed by payment from competitive energy suppliers. Beginning on October 1, 2019, the surcharges for natural gas customers and for electricity customers will be calculated as described in the CleanEnergy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018.

The Sustainable Energy Partnership

The Sustainable Energy Partnership consists of a team of seasoned, local collaborative organizations, and individuals that collectively brings together national leadership in energy efficiency, renewable energy, program planning and implementation, and local community networks.


The DCSEU offers great benefits, including 25 days of paid annual leave, an Earth Friendly Benefit, professional development, energy efficiency assistance, employee discount program and flex-time, in addition to medical and dental insurance, a retirement plan, life insurance, and disability insurance.

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