The DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU), the District’s resource for energy efficiency, was honored today by the D.C. City Council for its work helping District residents, businesses, and institutions reduce their energy costs and carbon footprints.
The DCSEU is a utility with a difference: instead of selling electricity or gas, it provides energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions.
Over the past year, the DCSEU prevented more than 45,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions. As its Annual Report details, the DCSEU helped residents and businesses conserve 50,000 megawatt hours of electricity -- equivalent to the power used by 6,000 homes for one year. Working with District-based contractors, the DCSEU installed solar-power capacity for more than 750 low-income homeowners and residents of affordable housing around the city.