Southwest DC Real Estate
Eddie Rangel & Steven Dean

Pepco adding a new Waterfront Substation to Keep Up with Demand

With all the construction taking place in Southwest DC and Capitol Riverfront, the area will need more power. Pepco is building a new Waterfront Substation near Buzzard Point to keep up with demand. Pepco expects that without the new substation, the existing Buzzard Point Substation will exceed capacity by 8% in the summer of 2017.

Rendering of Pepco's new Southwest Substation

Rendering of Pepco’s new Southwest Substation

Site of the Waterfront Substation (11/2015)

Site of the Waterfront Substation (11/2015)

The new Waterfront Substation will be located between 1st & 2nd Streets SW and R & Q Streets SW. The site has already been cleared, and the new substation is expected to be in service by June 2017.

More information on new Pepco Southwest substation is available on Pepco’s website.