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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  

Beaver Creek Village URD Plan (Center Twp)
HOTLINE: 412-393-6812

The Beaver Creek Village URD plan is a mature Underground Residential Distribution Plan (URD) located in Center Twp. 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:
There are no scheduled outages for Tuesday April 13, 2021.

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

Biros Mobile Home Park URD Plan (North Versailles Twp and White Oak Boro)
HOTLINE: 412-393-6814

The Biros Mobile Home Park URD plan is a mature Underground Residential Distribution Plan (URD) located in North Versailles Twp and White Oak Boro. 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:
Please note our contractor crews will be mobilizing in this neighborhood the week of April 12th.  There are no outages planned for this week.  For details on our the work that will be performed in your neighborhood please refer to the file, “URD Rehabilitation Online Presentation” at the top of this page.  Starting next week, you can call our hotline number or check this website for further construction updates.

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


Brookmeade Hill URD Plan (Ross Township)
HOTLINE: 412-393-6815


The Brookmeade Hill URD plan is a mature Underground Residential Distribution Plan (URD) located in Ross Twp. 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:
There are no scheduled outages for Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday. Weather permitting, on Tuesday April 13, there will be an all-day outage from 8:30am until approximately 4:00pm for 145 and 146 Wescott Drive.

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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