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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  

Grouse Run URD Plan (West Deer Township)
HOTLINE: 412-393-6818

The Grouse Run URD plan is a mature Underground Residential Distribution Plan (URD) located in West Deer Township. This plan will be upgraded by installing new underground cables in existing ductwork and replacing submersible equipment with new above ground pad mounted devices. Some additional devices will be installed to improve voltage regulation.


UPDATE:
Weather Permitting. There will be a scheduled outage on Monday 06/21/2021. There will be a switching outage at 8:30am that will last for approximately 30mins. The following customers will be affected.  Lager Drive – ALL CUSTOMERS. Ring Neck Ct. – ALL CUSTOMERS. 400 to 570 and 401 to 555 Partridge Run Road.
Thank You

 
Be sure to call this hotline after 5:00pm or check the Duquesne Light website for daily outage updates.

Bradford Park URD Plan (Economy Borough)
HOTLINE: 412-393-6816

The Bradford Park URD plan is a mature Underground Residential Distribution Plan (URD) located in Economy Bourough. This plan will be upgraded by installing new underground cables in existing ductwork and replacing submersible equipment with new above ground pad mounted devices. Some additional devices will be installed to improve voltage regulation.


UPDATE:
Weather Permitting. There will be a schedule outage on Monday 06/21/2021. This outage will affect addresses 218,220,229 Fox Glove Drive and 101 Lyndon Lane the outage will start at 8:30am – until 4:00pm. Also, there is a short switching outage that will affect all homes on Lyndon Lane and addresses 222 through 241 Fox Glove Drive. The outage will start at 8:30am for about 1 hour. Thank You

 
Be sure to call this hotline after 5:00pm or check the Duquesne Light website for daily outage updates.

Preston Highlands URD Plan (North Versailles Township)
HOTLINE: 412-393-6817

The Preston Highlands URD plan is a mature Underground Residential Distribution Plan (URD) located in North Versailles Township. This plan will be upgraded by installing new underground cables in existing ductwork and replacing submersible equipment with new above ground pad mounted devices. Some additional devices will be installed to improve voltage regulation.


UPDATE:
Weather Permitting. There will be a scheduled outage on Monday 06/21/2021. Outage will start at 8:30am and last until approximately 4:00pm. Affecting customers 1126 through 1141 Preston Dr. Thank You

 
Be sure to call this hotline after 5:00pm or check the Duquesne Light website for daily outage updates.

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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