At-large D.C. Councilman Sekou Biddle is calling for an investigation into Pepco's response to Wednesday's storm that left more than 200,000 Pepco customers without power.
Biddle said in a statement that he wants the D.C. Public Service Commission to "examiner the utility's adherence to its reliability and restoration plan."
Biddle, who was voted into the council seat left vacant by Kwame Brown when Brown became council chairman, is running to fill the spot permanently in April's special election.
He blasted Pepco for its response to Wednesday's heavy wet snow.
"Pepco has repeatedly told the public that they have improved their emergency response plans. The company made that claim after Hurricane Isabel [in 2003], and promised improvements again after the big snowstorms last year,” Biddle said. “Their words clearly do not match their actions. Pepco’s actions before, during and now after the recent storm have been inadequate and have endangered countless people.”