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OVERVIEW

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.



TIMING

Construction start for the project is currently anticipated for Summer 2020, but dependent on PUC Line Siting Approval.  Geotechnical evaluations of the soil in the construction area are largely complete, but follow up samples may be needed. Click below for more information.

Printable Geotechnical Evaluations Overview 

LOCATION
Duquesne Light substation in Crescent Township, PA, to our substation located on Brunot Island on the Ohio River just west of downtown Pittsburgh.

BICRESCENT 2

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Lattice tower
Existing Lattice Tower Structure

Average height is 93 feet
Average base is 20 to 30 feet

Monopole
New Monopole Structure

Average height is 175 feet
Average base is 8 to 10 feet

CONTACT

Should you have any concerns, please contact Jason Hartle, Brunot Island-Crescent Transmission Reliability Project Manager at (412) 393-7988 or email BI-Crescent@duqlight.com.

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