Duquesne Light Receives Tree Line USA Award for 18th Consecutive Year

For the 18th consecutive year, DLC has received the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Line USA award for its best practices in vegetation management. Tree Line USA, a partnership between the distinguished tree conservation and education organization and the National Association of State Foresters, promotes the dual goals of delivering safe and reliable electricity while maintaining healthy community forests.

“Duquesne Light works hard to proactively manage trees and vegetation to ensure the level of reliability our customers have come to expect,” said Jim Barry, Manager, Vegetation Management. “It’s an honor to continue to be recognized for our team’s hard work in maintaining best practices, community outreach/education and establishing a utility compatible tree canopy.”

DLC is responsible for ensuring that 45,000 miles of overhead power lines remain free and clear of vegetation encroachments to safely keep the power flowing to its nearly 600,000 customers.

Because trees are one of the top causes of power outages, it’s important to make careful choices when planting. The Company encourages customers to plant the right tree in the right place. To learn more about choosing the right tree, view Duquesne Light’s suggested vegetation management techniques to ensure reliable electric service.

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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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