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Vehicle electrification is a key component of the region’s energy future, and Duquesne Light is helping to pave the way through the Company’s electric vehicle (EV) strategy. In an effort to continue to raise awareness about this important topic, DLC recently participated in the Energy Association of Pennsylvania (EAP) Energy Fair at the Pennsylvania State Capitol.

DLC co-hosted the event with electric and gas utilities from across Pennsylvania. Participants were asked to highlight an innovative initiative that they’ve already, or are planning to implement.

“This was a great opportunity for DLC to showcase the innovative things we’re doing as a Company, and to explain the work we do as an industry,” said Lauren Katarski, Manager, Government Affairs.

The Company chose to showcase one of its hybrid electric bucket trucks, which was displayed in front of the Capitol, as well as provide additional details about DLC’s EV strategy and fleet commitment.

“Lawmakers were impressed by the noise difference and fuel savings achieved by using electric buckets on the trucks, rather than diesel-powered buckets,” explained Gwen Bookheimer, Manager, Transportation.

In addition to the hybrid electric bucket truck, Duquesne Light also had a table inside the Capitol Rotunda where employees were on hand to answer questions and provide helpful details to attendees. The Energy Fair was open to the public, and nearly 75 elected officials participated. 

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