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Duquesne Light Default Service Procurement


Duquesne Light will be seeking proposals to fulfill its obligation as a default-service electric provider for customers who don’t choose alternative electric generation suppliers. The company serves more than a half million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania.    

Duquesne Light will be replacing expiring Provider of Last Resort (POLR) contracts several times annually, as detailed in the schedule on this page. These contracts include 12-month supply contracts for load following full-requirements fixed-price tranches for the Residential & Lighting and Small Commercial & Industrial customer classes, and 3-month supply contracts for load following full-requirements fixed-price tranches for the Medium Commercial & Industrial customer class. An independent third-party monitor will manage the RFP process.

The next solicitation, scheduled for June 24, 2019, is for Medium C&I customers.

A variety of related information, including POLR VIII documents and prior POLR procurement results, can be accessed through links below.

Additional Resources


DSP VIII RFP Schedule
Key POLR VIII Documents
RFP Rules/Information
Previous POLR Results