As our communities continue to develop and thrive, the demand for energy is growing. As a result, we are working to maintain a level of service and reliability that our customers have come to expect and need.
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 (kV) transmission lines that were originally installed more than 100 years ago when the region looked very different than it does today. This network needs to be upgraded to better serve our customers who live and 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.
Through this project, Duquesne Light will replace some of the company’s oldest infrastructure, as well as infrastructure damaged by landslides caused by recent severe weather. The design and technology upgrades will help to more efficiently deliver reliable, affordable and safe energy to homes, businesses and communities throughout this area.
We realize you may have questions about this important transmission project, and want to be transparent about all the facts. Please watch the following video and review the information found on this webpage to learn more about the BI-Crescent transmission reliability project:
Duquesne Light Company will soon file an application for this project with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC). If approved, construction for this project will begin in late 2021 and will end by 2027.
Visit the PUC’s project webpage to view the most recent filings for this project.
The BI-Crescent project will impact the transmission lines and towers from the Duquesne Light substation in Crescent Township, PA, to the substation located on Brunot Island on the Ohio River just west of downtown Pittsburgh – a distance of approximately 14.5 miles.
If you have any questions or comments about this project, please contact Jason Hartle, Brunot Island-Crescent Transmission Project Manager, at (412) 393-7988 or email BI-Crescent@duqlight.com.