Osprey Nest Moved to New, Safer Heights

Duquesne Light crews recently helped a family of ospreys move into a new, safer nesting spot atop an 85-foot pole with a custom-built nesting platform.

The move came after the birds built a nest on an existing transmission tower in the McKeesport area. Given the danger to the birds and the risk of service interruption for customers, the nest needed to be relocated to a new pole to keep the ospreys safe and power flowing.

Working closely with the Erie Bird Observatory, DLC’s Environmental and Operations Departments erected a new pole with a nesting platform in the same general area but safely away from live power lines. Within hours, the ospreys were seen flying over the new platform and bringing sticks to build a nest.


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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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