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PUC to Investigate Rate Increase Request by Duquesne Light

Published on 5/20/2021

Filed under: Electric

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today voted to suspend and investigate a proposed rate increase for Duquesne Light Company (Duquesne Light).

The Commission voted 4-0 to suspend the rate increase request, which proposes an increase in annual operating revenues for its electric service of $115 million.  The proposed request would increase the monthly bill for residential customers using 600 kWh per month from $100.12 to $107.85, or 7.72%.

Duquesne Light provides electric service to 590,000 customers in parts of Allegheny and Beaver counties.

Ratemaking Process

The request is suspended for up to seven months and will be assigned to the Office of Administrative Law Judge for a recommended decision.  More information on the ratemaking process is available on the PUC’s website. 

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Docket Number R-2021-3024750




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