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Distribution Charges

All business customers – regardless of whether you receive your electric supply from Duquesne Light Company (“DLC”) or from an Electric Generation Supplier (“EGS”) – are responsible for paying Distribution Charges to DLC.  Distribution Charges can consist of a Customer Charge, an Energy Charge and a Demand Charge, depending on which Rate Schedule you take service under.

To learn more, please visit the Company’s Retail Tariff.

Supply and Transmission Charges: Default Service

Duquesne Light’s Rider No. 8 - Default Service Supply ("DSS") provides small and medium commercial and industrial customers with default service supply rates that are determined based on Request for Proposals (“RFPs”).  For purposes of Rider No. 8, small customers are those customers with a monthly metered demand that is less than 25 kW and medium customers are those customers with a monthly metered demand that is 25 kW and less than 200 kW, on average, in a 12-month period.  Additionally, if you select DLC to supply your electricity, the Company will provide and charge for transmission service.  The Transmission Service Charges (“TSC”) can be found in Appendix A of the Retail Tariff.

To learn more about DLC's Rider No. 8 or Appendix A, please visit the Company’s Retail Tariff.

Customers who elect to purchase their electric supply from an EGS must purchase both their electric supply and transmission service from their selected EGS and are responsible for any other charges from the EGS.  Any month in which your supplier becomes unavailable or during which the customer has not chosen a supplier, DLC will supply electricity as per the provisions of Rider No. 8 – Default Service Supply and Appendix A – Transmission Service Charges.

Customers can switch to an Electric Generation Supplier (“EGS”) at any time.  At the bottom of this page you can find price to compare information, which is helpful when comparing offers from EGSs.  To see a list of licensed EGSs in Pennsylvania, please visit PAPowerSwitch.com

SUPPLY AND TRANSMISSION CHARGES: HOURLY PRICE SERVICE

Duquesne Light’s Rider No. 9 – Day-Ahead Hourly Price Service (“HPS”) provides medium (≥ 200 kW) and large commercial and industrial customers with the ability to purchase their electric supply requirements on a day-ahead, hourly basis.  Electric supply charges for Rider No. 9 customers are more closely tied to hourly wholesale market prices.  Duquesne Light does not set these wholesale market prices.  This means that HPS customers’ electric supply charges could experience more fluctuations, which could increase or decrease the amount of their bills.  HPS customers are placed on a monthly billing cycle and are not eligible for summary billing.  Rider No. 9 is also available for the supply of electricity to generating stations that are not otherwise self-supplying and where the generating station is not otherwise receiving service from an EGS.  If you select DLC to supply your electricity, the Company will provide and charge for transmission service.  The Transmission Service Charges (“TSC”) can be found in Appendix A of the Retail Tariff.

To learn more about DLC's Rider No. 9, please visit the Company’s Retail Tariff.

Customers who elect to purchase their electric supply from an EGS must purchase both their electric supply and transmission from their selected EGS and are responsible for any other charges from the EGS.  Any month in which the supplier becomes unavailable or during which the customer has not chosen a supplier, DLC will supply electricity as per the provisions of Rider No. 9 – Day-Ahead Hourly Price Service and Appendix A – Transmission Service Charges.

Customers can switch to an Electric Generation Supplier (“EGS”) at any time.  To see a list of licensed EGSs in Pennsylvania, please visit PAPowerSwitch.com.

Price to Compare

Duquesne Light Company
Class Average Price to Compare by Rate Class
in Cents Per Kilowatt Hour
Rate Name Description PTC
EFFECTIVE
06/01/2019 
PTC
EFFECTIVE
09/01/2019
GS General Service Small Available for the standard electric service taken on a small general service, non-demand metered, customer's premises for which a residential rate is not available. 6.53 6.53
GM <25 kW General Service Medium Available for the standard electric service taken on a medium general service, demand metered - less than 25 kilowatts, customer's premises for which a residential rate is not available. 6.76 6.76
GM >25 <200 kW General Service Medium Available for the standard electric service taken on a medium general service, demand metered - greater than or equal to 25 and less than 200 kilowatts, customer's premises for which a residential rate is not available. 6.39 5.68
GMH <25 kW General Service Medium Heating Available for all standard electric service taken on a medium general service, demand metered - less than 25 kilowatts, customer's premises for which a residential rate is not available, where the Company's service is the sole method of space heating, and where such calculated heat loss converted into kilowatt-hour consumption during the heating season is determined by the Company to be at least 25% of the customer's entire electric energy requirements during the heating season. 6.37 6.37
GMH >25 <200 kW General Service Medium Available for all standard electric service taken on a medium general service, demand metered - greater than or equal to 25 and less than 200 kilowatts, customer's premises for which a residential rate is not available, where the Company's service is the sole method of space heating, and where such calculated heat loss converted into kilowatt-hour consumption during the heating season is determined by the Company to be at least 25% of the customer's entire electric energy requirements during the heating season. 6.17 5.46
UMS Unmetered Service Available to customers using unmetered standard service at each point of connection for customer-owned and maintained equipment such as traffic signals, communication devices and billboard lighting. 6.28 6.28
AL Architectural Lighting Service Available for separately metered circuitry connected solely to outdoor architectural lighting equipment, with demand of 5 kilowatts or greater, to be operated during non-peak periods. 2.11 2.11
SE Street Lighting Energy Available for the entire electric energy requirements of municipal street lighting systems where the municipality has not less than 15,000 street lamp installations and provides for the ownership, operation, and maintenance of its own street lamp installations and takes its entire energy requirements for street lighting under this rate. 3.56 3.56
SM Street Lighting Municipal Available for mercury vapor, high pressure sodium, and LED lighting of public streets, highways, bridges, parks and similar public spaces, for normal dusk to dawn operation of approximately 4,200 hours per year. 3.53 3.53
SH Street Lighting Highway Available for high intensity discharge lighting of state highways for normal dusk to dawn operation of approximately 4,200 hours per year where the highway lighting system acceptable to Duquesne Light Company is installed by the State and ownership of the entire highway lighting system has been transferred to the Company for a nominal consideration. 3.46 3.46
PAL Private Area Lighting Available for high pressure sodium, LED lighting, and flood lighting of residential, commercial and industrial private property installations including parking lots, for normal dusk to dawn operation of approximately 4,200 hours per year. 3.52 3.52

 

For more information about the Pennsylvania Electric Choice Program, call Duquesne Light at 412-393-7100 or visit www.papowerswitch.com.

To learn more about selecting DLC as your supplier, please click here.

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