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Pepco Working on Northern Park Place

Posted in City Services, Park View with tags , , , on July 28, 2009 by Kent

Pepco parking restriction signPepco started work on Park Place yesterday between Quebec Place and Rock Creek Church Road. Based on the signs, they estimate the work to require about a month.

The work they are preforming is to supply a heavy up to the property on the southwest corner of Park Place and Rock Creek Church Road. The work will not impact Rock Creek Church Road.

The work will impact parking during the day, especially during alternate side enforcement on Thursdays and Fridays. Let’s hope work progresses smoothly.Pepco equipementPepco team cutting concrete


This Date in History

Posted in City Services, June with tags on June 1, 2009 by Kent

June 1, 1956: R. Roy Dunn, president of Potomac Electric Power Co., announced Pepco would construct a combination office building and power substation in the vicinity of 8th and E sts, NW.

After Waiting Years, We Are Finally Getting Our Heavy Up!!!

Posted in City Services with tags , , on May 22, 2009 by Kent

Pepco Heavy Up noticeJust when I thought it would never happen, it looks like we’re finally going to get our Heavy Up! I’m so excited if I shouted they’d hear me in Australia.

There are two things you need to understand. 1) When we moved into our house, nothing, and I mean nothing, had been updated in a good 50 years. Some of this was good, some, not so good. 2) We closed on the house just over two years ago.

Normally, when you get Pepco to up your electrical service from 60 amps to 150 amps, its not that big a deal. That said, we applied for the Heavy Up in July 2007 and are only now notified of impending work.

As my partner has said, its a good thing I have a desk job, because this has taken two years of phone calls and emails to stay on top of this and help get to this stage.

Power box ready for Pepco 7/16/07The chief problem has not been that Pepco was against us having more power. Rather, it has been that the power lines for our block are buried in the alley … and I happened to have been lucky enough to buy the only house on the block that does not abut the alley.

So, Pepco needs to dig up the alley, and two streets, to bring the power around the block and to the house. Right now, I think I’m the only one on my block that is going to be happy about this.