November 6, 2017
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DLC Crews To Support Restoration Efforts in Ohio Following Yesterday’s Storm
23 team members leave for Ohio tonight
PITTSBURGH – Duquesne Light Company has responded to a request for mutual assistance from FirstEnergy, an electric utility headquartered in Akron, OH, to help with restoration efforts following the strong storm that hit Ohio and Pennsylvania on Sunday.
“Duquesne Light is part of an established Mutual Assistance group where neighboring utility companies help one another with restoration after a damaging storm,” said Mike Doran, Vice President of Operations, Duquesne Light. “While our customers in Allegheny and Beaver counties are our top priority, we are always willing to provide support to other regions.”
With no severe weather expected for our service area this week, Duquesne Light is sending 23 team members, including lineworkers, mechanics and a safety representative, to Warren, Ohio. Crews will arrive tonight and begin work as soon as they are briefed and receive their assignments.
About Duquesne Light Company
Duquesne Light Company is committed to more than keeping the lights on; it powers the moments in its customers’ lives. As a next generation energy company, Duquesne Light Company’s nearly 1,500 employees are dedicated to delivering reliable and safe energy to more than a half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania.