Demolition of the Benning Road Power Plant

Power Plant Closure

Demolition of the Benning Road Power Plant, which ceased operations June 1, 2012, has been completed by Pepco Energy Services (PES), which has owned and operated the plant since 2000. The power plant was located on the westernmost portion of the Benning Service Center at 3400 Benning Road, N.E., in Washington, D.C., where it occupied approximately 25 percent of the facility's 77 acres.

The demolition entailed a series of activities including taking down structures using conventional mechanical equipment, clearing of demolition debris and regrading the site. The project was completed on schedule in May 2015.

The power plant was built in 1906, and provided Pepco's first system-wide electricity supply to the District of Columbia and nearby Maryland suburbs.