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Clean Energy & Environment

Duquesne Light Company is here to power resilient, sustainable Pittsburgh communities and support clean energy growth in ways that benefit all customers. By supporting innovative energy solutions, DLC can help our communities transition to a clean energy future.  

Solar at DLC
Ways to access renewables:

Customer-Owned Generation
DLC customers have the option to interconnect qualified renewable energy generating systems, like solar panels, to the Duquesne Light transmission and distribution system. Have questions about how to interconnect your generation systems? Find out more about customer-owned generation at DLC here


Pennsylvania's Public Utility Commission provides an eight-step guide and additional resources for Pennsylvania residents thinking about installing solar panels on their home. 

Choose renewable energy for your home or business

Customers can learn more about how to supply their homes and businesses with renewable energy today with the following resources: 

Solar Energy

Solar Energy Resource Hub
The PA Department of Environmental Protection provides PA residents and businesses with valuable resources including the benefits and costs of solar energy, financial incentives, and how to find qualified installers. 
Solar Energy and Economic Development in PA 

DLC supports legislation that would expand access to renewable energy for all Pennsylvanians and grow solar energy in the state. Call your local legislators to support the PA Local Solar program today! 

Solar at DLC 

In line with our commitment to sustainability and clean energy, we have installed solar panels and a solar tree at our Woods Run campus in Pittsburgh's North Side. The 57.6 kWs of carbon-free electricity help power 20 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to accommodate DLC's growing electric fleet and employees who drive EVs. Learn more about DLC's solar installations.

Check out the solar production of our installations in real time.

 

DLC drive EV
Electricity is fueling a new, cleaner era of mobility in the Pittsburgh region. Duquesne Light is empowering all our customers to experience the benefits of electric mobility – from superior performance and reduced maintenance to convenient charging and low fuel costs.

Whether you're looking to drive electric, install EV charging for your home or business, or convert your fleet, we're here to help. 

Electric Vehicles

Visit our page to learn more about EV offerings and resources for our customers.

EV Guide

Use our interactive guide to browse the growing number of EV models on the market, discover purchase and lease incentives, and locate charging stations around your area. 

Leading by Example: DLC's Electric Fleet and Workplace Charging

We're aiming to electrify 30% of our fleet by 2030, including 100% of our light duty vehicles. To support our growing electric fleet and employees driving electric, we're expanding workplace charging stations to many of our facilities

With our easy-to navigate Home Energy Center, customers can reach a number of resources that offer savings, rebates, and insights into home energy use. Navigate your own electric usage using our summary services and find out more about how to conserve energy and save money in your home.

My Electric Usage

Customers can use this tool to understand how they use electricity and how they might save by making small changes. 

Simple ways to be more energy efficient at home

From lighting to landscaping, heating to cooling, and from the kitchen to the family room, learn more about small changes that you can make to save money and energy in your home.

Marketplace

Duquesne Light's online marketplace offers LED lighting, advanced power strips, and smart thermostats. Enjoy coupons and discounts on a range of featured products.  

Energy Efficiency Programs for Residential & Business customers

DLC’s energy savings hub can help reduce your energy costs and make your house more comfortable. Choose from money-saving rebates, appliance recycling, whole-house energy audits, or a number of other resources available to residential customers of DLC.

Duquesne Light Company is proud to support local businesses and help as you develop a strategy for your business to thrive. With our Small Business Direct Install, Business Solutions, and Instant Discount programs, business customers of all sizes can save money and become more energy efficient.

DLC Volunteers
Duquesne Light has a long, rich history in the southwestern Pennsylvanian region. The work we do touches our communities in more ways than one, and we manage our environment in ways that are responsible, safe, and increase reliability for our customers.

We are investing in the communities we serve to make southwestern PA a healthy and vibrant region for our customers to live and work through organizational sponsorships and philanthropic giving. Examples include: 

Involvement of Executive Leadership 

Duquesne Light Holdings leadership participates in Sustainable Pittsburgh's CEOs for Sustainability. CEOs for Sustainability is exemplary executive leadership and collaboration to drive positive change in the region.

Corporate Sponsorship 

DLC is a strong supporter of the communities we serve. As a recent example, DLC is the leading corporate sponsor of the Allegheny Land Trust's Churchill Valley Greenway project, permanently protecting and preserving the land. The conservation of this land will provide a place for outdoor recreation, support wildlife and plant habitat, help mitigate flooding, and improve water quality in the area. 

Employee Volunteerism

DLC supports the local environment with several tree planting projects and donations every year. With company donations and employee volunteers, DLC helps plant trees in the communities we serve. Some of our recent projects and recognitions include:

DLC is proud partner of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The “Duquesne Light Power Hitters” program donated one tree for every Pirate’s home run hit in the 2021 season.

DLC has been recognized with the Tree Line USA award by the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters for 19 straight years for adhering to vegetation management best practices within the utility industry.

DLC has a tradition of celebrating Arbor Day every year by hosting employee volunteer tree plantings.

To see a full list of DLC’s charitable donations, visit Charitable Giving


Interested in learning more about Clean Energy?

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