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Washington D.C. Energy Industry Licensing

Licensing requirements for energy industry companies in Washington D.C..

This page provides an overview of energy industry licensing in Washington D.C. for businesses. You will find state requirements, application fees, ongoing reporting due dates, and more. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

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Washington D.C. Energy Company Licenses

District of Columbia License to Supply Electricity or Electric Generation Services

Agency:District of Columbia Public Service Commission

Registration Renewal

Instructions:

Renewal Application - Natural Gas and Electricy Suppliers

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Every 5 years by the date of issuance or last renewal.

Notarize:Required

Bond Renewal
Six Month Bond Certification

Due:

Within 6 months after the initial customer payments bond is posted.

Notes:

Licensees required to submit a customer payments bond must submit a certification, subject to review by the commission, of the amount of the deposits and prepayments held by the licensee and a customer payment bond in an amount that is at least equal to the amount reflected in that certification.

Fact Checked:3/9/20

Bond Renewal
Annual Bond Certification

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

Licensees required to submit an integrity bond must maintain a bond at all times. 

Fact Checked:3/9/20

Amendment

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Changes to information submitted on the license application must be reported within 30 days of the change occurring. Changes to the trade name of a licensee must be reported within 10 days of the effective date of the change and prior to soliciting customers under the new name.

Fact Checked:9/4/20

Amendment

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Changes to information submitted on the license application must be reported within 30 days of the change occurring. Changes to the trade name of a licensee must be reported within 10 days of the effective date of the change and prior to soliciting customers under the new name.

Fact Checked:9/4/20

District of Columbia License to Supply Natural Gas or Natural Gas Supply Services

Agency:District of Columbia Public Service Commission
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Yes

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for License to Supply Natural Gas

Agency Fee:

$400

Notes:

Follow the license procedures established in GT 96-3.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Application - Natural Gas and Electricity Suppliers

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Every 5 years by the date of issuance or last renewal.

Bond Renewal
Six Month Bond Certification

Due:

Within 6 months after the initial customer payments bond is posted.

Notes:

Licensees required to submit a customer payments bond must submit a certification, subject to review by the commission, of the amount of the deposits and prepayments held by the licensee and a customer payment bond in an amount that is at least equal to the amount reflected in that certification.

Fact Checked:3/9/20

Bond Renewal
Annual Bond Certification

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

Licensees required to submit a customer payments bond must annually submit certification of the amount of the deposits and prepayments held by the licensee and a customer payments bond in an amount that is at least equal to the amount reflected in that certification.

Fact Checked:3/9/20
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