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Mayor Bowser, Pepco to Break Ground on DC PLUG Project to Underground Powerlines

Thursday, June 13, 2019

(Washington, DC) – On Friday, June 14, at 12 pm., Mayor Bowser, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), and Pepco will break ground on the DC Power Line Undergrounding Project (PLUG).

The multi-year, $500 million project will underground power lines to improve the resiliency and reliability of the electric system in the District. Once complete, the project is expected to decrease storm-related outages by 94% for thousands of residents.


Friday, June 14, at 12 pm


Mayor Muriel Bowser
Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, Ward 5
Councilmember Vincent Gray, Ward 7
Jeff Marootian, Director, DDOT
Dave Velazquez, President and CEO, Pepco Holdings


4900 Brandywine Street, NW
Attendees should enter from 49th Street
*Closest Metro Station: Tenleytown-AU Station*

All reporters and other media interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).