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For more than 130 years, Duquesne Light Company has remained committed to providing safe, reliable electric service to customers across Allegheny and Beaver counties. We are committed to investing in infrastructure and technology that enable us to meet the increasing demand for energy in the region.  A major part of that commitment is ensuring that our electrical infrastructure -- the wires, transformers, substations, poles and other equipment that make up the company's transmission and distribution system -- delivers power safely and reliably to your home or business.

As a result, from time to time we must repair and enhance our system. While our infrastructure has served customers well for decades, various components are nearing the end of their useful operating lives. We proactively replace that equipment in order to maintain the levels of service and reliability that you've come to expect from Duquesne Light, and to ensure that the region will be able to meet future energy demands.

You can link below to a variety of information on specific infrastructure improvement projects taking place across our service territory.


CURRENT RELIABILITY PROJECTS:

Neighborhood Underground Residential Development (URD) Plan Distribution Projects  

Greenridge URD Plan (Penn Hills Township) 
HOTLINE:  412-393-6811  

The Greenridge URD plan is a mature Underground Residential Distribution Plan (URD) located in Penn Hills Township. This plan will be upgraded by installing new underground cables in existing duct and replacing submersible equipment with new pad mounted devices. The streets affected by this rehabilitation project are: Highview Drive, Greenridge Drive, Ryans Lane, Oakview Drive, Blossom Lane and Blanchar Drive.
 
UPDATE:
The outage originally scheduled for Thursday, October 29 has been cancelled due to inclement weather and is rescheduled for Monday, November 2; weather permitting.  The outage will begin at 8:30am and last until approximately 4:00pm.  The entire plan will be affected by this outage.  All customers on Greenridge Drive, Blanchar Drive, Oakview Drive and Highview Drive will be affected by this outage. This is expected to be the last outage.

Please note all outage times are approximate. 

There is no work or scheduled outages planned for Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays for the duration of this project.


Please call our hotline number or check this website daily for further updates.  Thank you for your patience as we upgrade your electrical equipment.

Newton Square Townhouses URD Plan (Moon Township)
HOTLINE: 412-393-6812

The Newton Square URD plan is a mature Underground Residential Distribution Plan (URD) located in Moon Township. This plan will be upgraded by installing new underground cables in existing duct and replacing submersible equipment with new pad mounted devices. All houses on Newton Square Drive will be affected by this rehabilitation.
 
UPDATE:  There are no outages planned Thursday thru Sunday, October 29 - November 1, 2020.

There is a scheduled outage planned for Monday, November 2; weather permitting.  The outage will begin at 8:30am and last until approximately 3:00pm.  Address numbers 301 to 315 and 401 to 415 will be affected by this outage.

There will also be a brief switching outage on Monday 11/2, starting at 8:30am and lasting about 30 minutes.  Buildings 5 and 6 EXCEPT for addresses 645 to 673 will be affected by the switching outage.

Please note outage times are approximate.  Call the hotline or check this website after 5:00pm for daily outage updates.


Thank you for your patience as we upgrade your electrical equipment.

Forest URD Plan (Monroeville)
HOTLINE: 412-393-6815


The Forest URD plan is a mature Underground Residential Distribution Plan (URD) located in Monroeville. This plan will be upgraded by installing new underground cables in existing duct and replacing submersible equipment with new pad mounted devices. Some additional transformers will be installed to improve voltage regulation. The street affected by this rehabilitation is: Regal Court.
 
UPDATE:

Crews will be mobilizing in this neighborhood the week of November 2.  Please call our hotline number or check this website for further updates.

Thank you for your patience as we upgrade your electrical equipment.

TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION PROJECTS

Riazzi Substation Project
Duquesne Light Company is building a new substation in Panther Hollow to continue its reliable, affordable, and safe delivery of energy to the residents and businesses in the growing Oakland area.
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Mon-Fayette Expressway Project
Duquesne Light Company is working with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) to relocate several 138 kilovolt (kV) electric transmission lines in support of the Mon-Fayette Expressway project. 
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Universal-Plum Reliability Project
Duquesne Light Company is planning to build a new 138 kilovolt (kV) electric transmission line from Universal Substation to Plum Substation.
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Brunot Island-Crescent Transmission Reliability Project
Duquesne Light is planning to replace the 138 kilovolt (kV) electric transmission line from substation in Crescent Township, PA, to the substation located on Brunot Island on the Ohio River.
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West Deer Transmission Reliability Project
Duquesne Light is planning to expand the network of 138-kilovolt transmission lines providing power to customers in West Deer and Indiana townships.
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