Duquesne Light Company Restores Power to More Than 30,000 Customers, Roughly 10,000 Still Out Across Service Territory

PITTSBURGH – Duquesne Light Company (DLC) has restored power to more than 30,000 customers following last night’s severe weather that brought strong wind gusts and significant, widespread damage to the region. The company is increasing staffing of its field crews, which continue to work around the clock to quickly and safely restore power for the roughly 10,000 customers who remain out of service. While DLC expects to restore many customers sooner, full restoration should be complete by tomorrow afternoon.

Photo of damage in Shaler, one of the hardest-hit areas during last night’s storm
Photo of damage in Shaler, one of the hardest-hit areas during last night’s storm

After the company initially experienced technical issues that made it difficult for customers to report outages, anyone experiencing an outage can now report it on DLC’s website, on its mobile app or by calling 412-393-7000. DLC is continuing to update its outage map to ensure all current outages are reflected. Even if a confirmed reported outage doesn’t appear on the map, crews are aware of the issue and working to address it.

Updates will continue to be shared on DLC’s Facebook and Twitter pages as necessary.

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About Duquesne Light Company

For more than 100 years, Duquesne Light Company has provided safe and reliable electric service to communities in southwestern Pennsylvania. Today, our core values of safety, integrity, dependability, equity and community enable us to serve more than 600,000 customers in two counties, including the city of Pittsburgh. We are committed to safely powering our customers’ lives while playing a leading role in our region’s clean energy transition. Our vision is to create a larger-than-light, clean energy future for all by delivering exceptional results today and boldly harnessing opportunities for tomorrow. In doing so, we can ensure a cleaner, healthier and more equitable community for generations to come.


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