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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  

Westfield Townhouse Apartments URD Plan (Hopewell Township) 
HOTLINE:  412-393-6811  

The Westfield Townhouse Apartment URD Plan is a mature Underground Residential Distribution Plan (URD) located in Hopewell Township. This plan will be upgraded by installing new underground cables in existing duct and replacing submersible equipment with new pad mounted devices. The street affected by this rehabilitation project is Westfield Drive. 

UPDATE: 
As of August 12, 2020, work on the underground electrical system is complete.  Next week, we will still be in your area performing some landscaping work, but there will be no further planned outages. DLC appreciates your patience as we worked to upgrade your electrical equipment.


Greenway Park Apartments (Mountain View Community in Pittsburgh) 
HOTLINE:  412-393-6814  

The Greenway Housing URD plan is a mature Underground Residential Distribution Plan (URD) located in The City of Pittsburgh. This plan will be upgraded by installing new underground cables in existing duct and replacing submersible equipment with new pad mounted devices. The streets affected by this rehabilitation project are: Crucible Street, Woodlow Street, Cedar Court, Walnut Court, Cherry Court, Maple Court, Oak Court, Pine Court, Spruce Court and Hickory Court.
 
UPDATE:
There are no planned outages for Thursday through Sunday, August 20-23.

Please call our hotline number or check this website daily for further updates.  Thank you for your patience as we upgrade your electrical equipment.

Briarwood URD Plan (McCandless Township) 
HOTLINE:  412-393-6815  

The Briarwood URD plan is a mature Underground Residential Distribution Plan (URD) located in McCandless Township. This plan will be upgraded by installing new underground cables in existing duct and replacing submersible equipment with new pad mounted devices. The streets affected by this rehabilitation project are: Bramble Lane, Brittany Place, Regency Drive and Oxbridge Drive. In addition, some customers fed off a private lane on Hazlett Road will experience an upgrade in the existing overhead facilities.
 
UPDATE:  
There is no scheduled outage planned for Wednesday and Thursday, August 19 & 20, 2020.

Please call our hotline number or check this website daily for further updates.  Thank you for your patience as we upgrade your electrical equipment.

Sherwood Acres URD Plan (Center Township) 
HOTLINE:  412-393-6816  

The Sherwood Acres URD plan is a mature Underground Residential Distribution Plan (URD) located in Center Township. This plan will be upgraded by installing new underground cables in existing duct and replacing submersible equipment with new pad mounted devices. The streets affected by this rehabilitation project are: Sherwood and Kings Drive.
 
UPDATE:  There are no scheduled outages planned Thursday thru Monday, August 20 - 24, 2020.

Call the hotline or check this website after 5:00pm for daily outage updates.


Please call our hotline number or check this website daily for further updates.  Thank you for your patience as we upgrade your electrical equipment.

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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