Duquesne Light is now offering time-based electricity supply rates during peak, off-peak, and super off-peak periods for our residential customers who own or lease an electric vehicle. During off-peak and super off-peak periods, electricity supply rates are lower than the standard default service supply rate and, during the peak time period, the rate is higher. As a reminder, you can select your electric supply from an electric generation supplier (EGS) or Duquesne Light will provide it through our standard default service rate options.
Make an informed decision
While you must own or lease an electric vehicle to enroll in the WholeHome EV Rate, the time-based rate applies to the supply portion of your bill for your entire household electricity usage, not only to your EV charging. If you’re able to shift your electric usage to off-peak and super off-peak times, this rate could be a good option for you.
Your cost on this rate will depend on how much electricity you use and when you use it. The graphic below shows how the time-based electricity supply rate will change throughout the day and how it compares to the standard default service supply rate.
Rates are measured in ¢/kWh
The WholeHome EV Rate is a time-based electricity supply offering from Duquesne Light. This means the rate only applies to your supply charges and does not impact any other charges you may see on your monthly electric bill, such as distribution charges. These supply charges will be listed on the final page of your electric bill, under “Supply Charges,” and will be broken out by peak, off-peak, and super off-peak.
Later this summer, we will launch a savings calculator to help you determine if the WholeHome EV Rate is right for you. By looking at how much electricity you use and when you use it, the calculator will estimate your monthly bill. This rate may not be the right choice for all EV-driving customers so use the calculator to help identify the best option for your home when it becomes available.
Enrolling is simple.
If you think the WholeHome EV Rate is right for you, fill out the enrollment form today. You’ll need a copy of your EV registration and your DLC online account login information. If you still have questions, please review our frequently asked questions below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While most residential customers who own or lease an electric vehicle qualify, customers enrolled in our Customer Assistance Program (CAP) do not qualify and customers enrolled in budget billing don’t qualify unless they un-enroll.
After you enroll in the WholeHome EV Rate, you may un-enroll at any time and go back to Duquesne Light’s standard default service supply rate or select an electric generation supplier. Once you un-enroll from the WholeHome EV Rate, you may not re-enroll for 12 months.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Most residential customers who own or lease an electric vehicle are eligible for this rate. Customers who are enrolled in budget billing or our Customer Assistance Program (CAP) are not eligible to enroll. If you are enrolled in budget billing or CAP and are interested in enrolling in the rate, please contact our Customer Service Center at 412-393-7100 to discuss the implications of enrolling in the WholeHome EV Rate.
In addition, we encourage all of our customers to review our Payment Assistance options.
Eligible customers can enroll by completing our simple online application. You’ll need your DLC web login information and an electronic copy of your EV registration.
No problem! You may un-enroll anytime and return to Duquesne Light’s standard default service supply rate or choose an electric generation supplier. Please note, once you un-enroll in the WholeHome EV Rate, you may not re-enroll for 12 months from the date you moved back to DLC’s standard default service supply rate or switched to an electric generation supplier.
Your supply charges are how much it costs to produce the electricity delivered to your home. These costs appear under “Supply Charges” on the last page of your monthly electric bill and are charged by Duquesne Light or an electric generation supplier (EGS). By default, Duquesne Light supplies your electricity, unless you choose an EGS. The WholeHome EV Rate is a time-based electric supply offering from Duquesne Light and will only impact your supply charges once you enroll.
Just like the standard default service supply rate, these rates are locked in for six months at a time, meaning they may change up to twice per year on June 1 and December 1. The off-peak and super off-peak rates will always be less than DLC’s standard default service supply rate, while the peak rate will always be higher.
No, the WholeHome EV Rate applies to all of your household electric usage, meaning the more usage you’re able to shift to off-peak times, the higher your potential savings will be.
No. If you choose to enroll in the WholeHome EV Rate, you are not required to install a separate meter.
Yes, you are permitted to install a separate meter so the time-based electric supply rates only apply to your EV charging while the rest of your house remains on the standard default service supply rate or an EGS offering. There are additional costs associated with installing a separate meter that you would be responsible for, including the electrical work to install a meter socket and housing as well as a new panel or breaker, as necessary. Also, since this second meter would be a separate account, you would receive a separate bill for this service. This bill will include the customer charge as well as any other applicable charges as found in and which apply to the respective Rate Schedule. If you would like to install a separate meter, please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
You’re eligible to participate in the WholeHome EV Rate. As a net metering customer, you may sometimes generate more electricity than you use.
If you supply more electricity to Duquesne Light than what you have used in a given billing period, the excess kilowatt-hours will be carried forward and credited against your usage in subsequent billing periods using the same peak, off-peak, and super off-peak rates corresponding to the time of day the excess electricity was generated. Even when you generate more power than you use, you will still receive a bill for DLC’s customer charge and any other charges, as applicable.
In any month where you use more than you generate, then any previously “banked” excess generation will be applied chronologically, meaning your oldest hours will be applied first to offset your usage. Annually, you’ll be compensated for any excess kilowatt-hours generated over the amount of kilowatt-hours we delivered.
For more information about net metering at DLC, please visit our net metering frequently-asked questions page.
Yes. Please visit here to learn more about our Business EV Rate.