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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  

The Atwood/Hi-Tor Gardens (Pleasant Hills)  

The Atwood/Hi-Tor Gardens consists of four apartment complexes located on Garden Gate Drive in Pleasant Hills Borough. New underground cables and transformers will be installed throughout the plan. The addresses affected by the work are:  

All addresses on Garden Gate Drive 

Please check this website daily, between March 2nd and March 9th, for further updates.

Hoodridge Hilands Plan (Mt. Lebanon) 
HOTLINE:  412-393-6817  

The Hoodridge Hilands Plan is a mature Underground Residential Distribution Plan (URD) located in Mt. Lebanon. 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: Bradley Court, Marshall Drive, Ridgeway Court, Halsey Court, Stillwell Court and McArthur Drive.

NOTE:  This project is complete and there will be no further planned outages.  Workers will still be in the area December 19 and 20 doing some clean up work.  Thank you for your patience as we upgraded your electrical equipment.

Please call our hotline number or check this website daily for further updates.


Kellywood Estates Plan (Plum) 
HOTLINE:  412-393-6818  

The Kellywood Plan is a mature Underground Residential Distribution Plan (URD) located in Plum Borough. 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: Emerald Drive, Hilltop Court, Highridge Court, Kellywood Court, Lynn Ann Drive, Ridgeview Road, Kellyridge Road, Ridgewood Court.

NOTE:  This project is complete.  Thank you for your patience as we updated your electrical equipment.

Please call our hotline number or check this website daily for further 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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Southeast Capacity Project
Duquesne Light is planning to expand its transmission system capacity in the Southeast area of its service territory due to the unexpected shift in electric generation power flow as a result of the planned retirement of several nearby power generation stations.
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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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