Author: Doxie McCoy  Office of People’s  Wed, Nov 07, 2018

Government Champion — Sandra Mattavous-Frye, District of Columbia Office of the People’s Counsel, with Rick Peters, Board President of the MDV-Solar Energy Industries Association

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MDV-SEIA Presents 7 Solar Industry Leadership Awards at Solar Focus 2018

On October 31st, MDV-SEIA hosted the annual Solar Focus Awards Luncheon, an event recognizing outstanding leadership in the solar industry…The Association was proud to recognize seven award recipients this year. See:https://mdvseia.org/mdv-seia-presents-7-solar-industry-leadership-awards-at-solar-focus-2018/?platform=hootsuite

The Maryland-DC-Delaware-Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association says“Our Government Champion is the public official who best recognizes the economic and social value of solar power, but seeks to guide the industry’s growth through innovation and equity. The DC Office of the People’s Counsel has been a leading voice among consumer advocates for solar consumer education, expanded solar access and the benefits of distributed energy resources for the larger grid.

“This is unquestionably due to the leadership of Ms. Sandra Mattavous-Frye; she and her staff have coordinated countless consumer education workshops, in all eight wards of the city, to equip DC residents with the information they need to go solar.

“Ms. Frye has been a national leader in engaging the solar industry in conversations around consumer protection, soft costs, diversity and access. In 2017, she released a Value of Solar study for the District of Columbia which highlighted the extensive benefits of solar for the city and in 2018, she released a DC Consumer’s Guide to Going Solar. Additionally, in the most recent Pepco rate case, DC OPC took a stand against residential demand charges which were eliminated from the utility’s petition in a joint settlement approved by the DC Public Service Commission. For Ms. Frye and her team, information is power for consumers. Her office has been a model of consistent consumer engagement and expert advocacy on solar issues.”