As our communities continue to develop and thrive, the demand for energy is growing. As a result, Duquesne Light Company is working to maintain a level of service and reliability customers have come to expect while increasing the overall resiliency of the grid.
Duquesne Light customers in Moon Township, Robinson Township, Kennedy Township, Crescent Township, McKees Rocks Borough, and the City of Pittsburgh are served by a network of 138-kilovolt transmission lines that were originally installed when the region looked very different than it does today. This network needs to be upgraded to better serve our customers who live or work in this part of the region. As such, we are planning to replace the transmission line that stretches from our substation in Crescent Township, PA, to our substation located on Brunot Island on the Ohio River just west of downtown Pittsburgh.
Although the final design of the transmission line is not complete, the line includes approximately 110 self-supporting steel monopoles on concrete foundations.The monopoles will be less than 200 feet in height.
July 2019 to December 2023. Geotechnical evaluations of the soil in the construction area will take place in April 2019. Click below for more information.
Printable Geotechnical Evaluations Overview
Duquesne Light substation in Crescent Township, PA, to our substation located on Brunot Island on the Ohio River just west of downtown Pittsburgh.
Should you have any concerns, please contact Travis Moore, Bruno Island-Crescent Transmission Reliability Project Manager at (412) 393-6500 or email BI-Crescent@duqlight.com.