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Monitoring Electrical Cable Challenge:
The Future of Underground Inspection

 
 

We innovate to ensure the energy we deliver is safe. The Monitoring Electrical Cable Challenge seeks novel solutions to monitor and detect precursors to failure in underground Medium Voltage Power Cables. Learn more about the challenge here


OUR COMMITMENT

Duquesne Light Company's Innovation Center exists to harness the power of innovation, collaboration and new technology in our effort to provide safe, reliable and affordable electric service to more than 600,000 customers in the Pittsburgh region. 


We support all innovation efforts at
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The Innovation Center is committed to help DLC and its sister companies serve their customers through groundbreaking strategies.

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Synergy with Local Universities

It is an important part of the Innovation Center’s mission to be a contributor to the burgeoning network of higher education in Pittsburgh. 

We work in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering
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DLC Innovation Center Director, Josh Gould, provides office hours at Carnegie Mellon University's Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship. He is a sponsor of CMU's Scott Center for Energy Innovation, where he participated in their Energy, Resilience, and COVID-19 Webinar Series. Josh also volunteers as a judge in business plan competitions, including Pitt’s Randall Family Big Idea Competition and the Department of Energy's Sunshot Competition (hosted by CMU).

The Innovation Center is currently seeking an intern for Summer 2022. Find out more here.


THE INNOVATION CENTER SEEKS INPUT FOR:

SAFETY 

Utilize training, processes, technology and tools to ensure the safety of our employees, contractors, customers, and the public.

AFFORDABILITY

Improve our efficiency and optimize the utilization of our assets.

ExcellenCE in Service

Offer products and services our customers need. Eliminate customer problems before they occur and deliver in the moment of truth.

Reliability

Keep the lights are on for our customers and keep our system safe and secure to ensure our grid is prepared for the future.

Sustainability

Reduce the environmental impact of our operations while assisting and educating our customers in minimizing their footprint.


WHY WORK WITH US

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Featured Project

   



DYNAMIC LINE RATING
In July 2021, DLC partnered with LineVision, Inc. to complete the installation of LineVision sensors on our transmission towers. We are anticipating several benefits from this project, including optimizing our transmission lines to minimize congestion costs and providing our customers with affordability benefits. Stay tuned for more information.