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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  

Newton Square Townhouses URD Plan (Coraopolis)

The Newton Square Townhouses URD plan is a mature Underground Residential Distribution Plan (URD) located in Coraopolis. 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:
All work in Newton Square is complete. 
Thank You.


Forest Ridge URD Plan (Hampton Township)

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:
All work in Forest Ridge is complete. Thank You.


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

The Sheraden 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:
Sheraden Park Plan work is paused until Spring, 2022. Customers will be notified when work resumes. Thank You.

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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We Power The Moments You Call Life.

One More Reason We’re Larger Than Light.