Benning Service Center
Pepco's Benning Service Center is an important facility in Pepco's electric transmission and distribution system.
This industrial facility occupies 77 acres in the northeast of the District of Columbia between Benning Road to the south; Anacostia Avenue to the west and north; and Foote Street and I-295 to the east.
Pepco has operated the Benning Service Center for more than 100 years, and it is the hub for approximately 700 employees working in buildings and facilities around the property.
Service Center employees are responsible for maintenance and construction of Pepco's electric transmission and distribution system; system engineering; vehicle fleet maintenance and refueling; and central warehousing for materials, supplies and equipment.
The power plant occupies about 20 acres at the far western side of the Benning Service Center site. The power plant is on schedule to close on June 1, 2012.
As of June 1, operations at the Benning Power Plant have ceased as scheduled. The power plant decommissioning will proceed during the course of the next several months. A small crew of employees capable of operating the plant during an emergency will remain in place as a precautionary measure during the month of June. This precaution provides an additional level of continuity to ensure the reliable delivery of electric service while new upgrades to Pepco's electric transmission and distribution system are monitored to ensure functionality.