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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  

Northgate / Brighton Woods URD Plan (Brighton Heights)
HOTLINE: 412-393-6815

The Northgate / Brighton Woods URD plan is a mature Underground Residential Distribution Plan (URD) located in Brighton Heights. This plan will be upgraded by installing new underground cables in existing ductwork and replacing submersible equipment with new above ground pad mounted devices. Some additional devices will be installed to improve voltage regulation.

Attention

Please be aware that due to the radial feed layout of your neighborhood, it is not possible for our crew to safely transfer power to keep your lights on. As a result, many customers will experience daily full day outages over the next two-weeks as our crew works its way out of your neighborhood. Please take whatever measures possible to find a remote place to work and purchase ice to keep some refrigerated perishables from going to waste. The following is a rough schedule of when you can expect to be without power from 8:30am to approximately 4:00pm. Please continue to check this website for daily updates as these dates can change due to weather or construction related delays. Duquesne Light Company sincerely apologizes for any hardships you will face because of this work. 

602-620 Brighton Woods Rd : 9/30, 10/4 - 10/7

Chandler Pl (all): 9/30, 10/4 - 10/7

Lamplighter Cir (all): 9/30, 10/4 - 10/7

Peddler Pl (all): 9/30, 10/4 - 10/7

Squire Cir (all): 9/30, 10/4 - 10/7

Carpenter Ln (all): 9/30, 10/4 - 10/7

Bookbinder Cir (all): 9/30, 10/4 - 10/7

Cobbler Cir (all): 9/30. 10/4 - 10/7

802-812 Brighton Woods Rd: 9/30, 10/4 - 10/7

1027, 1029, 1109 Benton Ave: TBD possibly 10/13

UPDATE:
Weather Permitting. There is a scheduled outage on 10/13. The outage will start at 8:30am and end approximately 4:00pm. The following customers will be affected by this outage, all customers in the plan. This will be the last outage. Thank you!


 
Be sure to call this hotline after 5:00pm or check the Duquesne Light website for daily outage updates.


Forest Ridge URD Plan (Hampton Township)
HOTLINE: 412-393-6814

The Forest Ridge URD plan is a mature Underground Residential Distribution Plan (URD) located in Hampton Township. This plan will be upgraded by installing new underground cables in existing ductwork and replacing submersible equipment with new above ground pad mounted devices. Some additional devices will be installed to improve voltage regulation.

UPDATE:
Project has been delayed. New project start date is unknown at this time but will be updated soon. Please check back weekly for any updates.  Thank You!

Be sure to call this hotline after 5:00pm or check the Duquesne Light website for daily outage updates.


Pleasant Hills Manor URD Plan (Pleasant Hills Borough)
HOTLINE: 412-393-6818

The Pleasant Hills Manor URD Plan is a mature Underground Residential Distribution Plan (URD) located in Pleasant Hills Borough. This plan will be upgraded by installing new underground cables in existing ductwork and replacing submersible equipment with new above ground pad mounted devices. Some additional devices will be installed to improve voltage regulation.


UPDATE:
We have successfully upgraded your electrical equipment.  There will be no further outages.   Thank you for your patience as we made these necessary updates.


Colony East Townhouse URD Plan (Plum Borough)
HOTLINE: 412-393-6819

The Colony East Townhouse URD Plan is a mature Underground Residential Distribution Plan (URD) located in Plum Borough. This plan will be upgraded by installing new underground cables in existing ductwork and replacing submersible equipment with new above ground pad mounted devices. Some additional devices will be installed to improve voltage regulation.


UPDATE:
Weather Permitting. There will be a schedule outage on 10/19. The outage will start at 8:30am and last until approximately 4:30pm. The following customers will be affected by this outage, 74 - 96 Pebble Dr.  There will also be a 20 switching outage. This outage will affect the following customers, 50 - 63 Boulder Drive. Thank You!


Bradford Park URD Plan (Economy Borough)
HOTLINE: 412-393-6816

The Bradford Park URD plan is a mature Underground Residential Distribution Plan (URD) located in Economy Borough. This plan will be upgraded by installing new underground cables in existing ductwork and replacing submersible equipment with new above ground pad mounted devices. Some additional devices will be installed to improve voltage regulation.


UPDATE:
Weather Permitting, on 10/18 there will be a scheduled outage. The outage will be from 8:30am to approximately 4:30pm. The following customers will be affected by the outage, 17 - 27 Lamplighter Lane.

On 10/19 there will be a scheduled outage. The outage will be from 8:30am to approximately 4:30pm. The following customers will be affected by the outage, 18 - 29 Doniport Rd.

On 10/20 there will be a scheduled outage. The outage will be from 8:30am to approximately 4:30pm. The following customers will be affected by the outage, 24 - 27 Lamplighter Lane.
Thank you!
Be sure to call this hotline after 5:00pm or check the Duquesne Light website for daily outage updates.


Sheridan Park URD Plan (Pittsburgh)
HOTLINE: 412-393-6815

The Sheridan Park URD plan is a mature Underground Residential Distribution Plan (URD) located in Pittsburgh. This plan will be upgraded by installing new underground cables in existing ductwork and replacing submersible equipment with new above ground pad mounted devices. Some additional devices will be installed to improve voltage regulation.


UPDATE:
Work has started in this plan as of 10/18. The first outage will by 10/21. Thank You

Be sure to call this hotline after 5:00pm or check the Duquesne Light website for daily outage updates.

TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION PROJECTS

Bus Rapid Transit (23kV Duct Bank Install) Project
Duquesne Light Company is replacing more than 2.5 miles of electric duct bank and 86,000 feet of outdated underground cables ahead of the Port Authority of Allegheny County’s Bus Rapid Transit Project. This infrastructure update will bolster electric reliability in Pittsburgh’s Uptown, Downtown and Hill District neighborhoods.
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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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Pilot Drone Inspection Project
Duquesne Light Co. is testing new inspection technology, including the use of aerial drones in several neighborhoods north of Pittsburgh.
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