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Mount Vernon Substation Ribbon-Cutting Celebrates a Brighter Future for D.C. Neighborhoods

Pepco recently celebrated the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Mount Vernon substation – a significant milestone in our ongoing Capital Grid Project. This project isn’t just about building infrastructure, it’s about ensuring a brighter, more resilient future for the D.C. region.

Following the ribbon cutting, we hosted a community celebration at the nearby Walker-Jones Education Campus, to thank local residents, businesses, and our partners for their patience during the construction. Members of the Pepco team were available to interact with the community, while family-friendly fun, music, and food were enjoyed by all.

The new Mount Vernon substation will provide a safe and reliable energy source for the surrounding community, including the areas of Shaw, Northwest One, and NoMa, while also providing additional capacity to support clean energy technologies, like solar and electric vehicle infrastructure. These neighborhoods have seen tremendous growth in recent years, welcoming an estimated 18,000 new residential units and over 10 million square feet of commercial space. This critical project will ensure this growth is supported by a robust and reliable energy grid for generations to come.

The substation also signifies an important milestone in Pepco’s efforts to strengthen the resilience of the grid and drive economic growth with support from a diverse set of suppliers from across the District. This long-term investment strategy is demonstrated through Pepco’s Climate Ready Pathway DC multi-year plan, and will be critical to fulfilling Mayor Bowser’s carbon-zero goals for the District while maintaining a reliable and affordable electric grid.

Learn more about the Capital Grid Project and explore the next steps in our Mount Vernon Connected Community initiative through the links below. 

  • Learn more about the Capital Grid Project here 
  • Explore the Mount Vernon Connected Community initiative here