Duquesne Light Company

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About Duquesne Light Company

Duquesne Light Company is an investor owned organization. The largest county serviced by Duquesne Light Company is Allegheny County, but the company also operates in in 2 counties in the state. On recent government reports, the provider listed a total of 458,427 electricity customers. This total is made up of 91.36% residential customer accounts, 8.56% commercial customer accounts and 0.09% industrial accounts. Duquesne Light Company bills their consumers a residential electricity rate of 17.48 cents per kilowatt hour on average, which is 26.10% above the average state price of 13.86 cents and 23.84% more than the nationwide average of 14.11. About 26,245 megawatt hours were sold to other suppliers through the wholesale market in 2020. The electricity sourced by the provider primarily came from megawatt hours that they procured by way of the wholesale electricity market. They purchased 4,585,690 wholesale megawatt hours. In 2020 the provider had total electricity related revenue of $959,662,000, with 63.92% coming from retail sales and 0.16% from wholesale customers.

Customers of the provider have an average residential electric bill of $113.19. This is 0.66% below the state average of $114.02. The provider currently does not produce their own electricity. Instead, they must purchase that electricity at wholesale prices and then resell it to end consumers. Consumers of the supplier are faced with 0.84 power outages on average per year, with outages lasting around 111 minutes on average. The national averages for these data points are 1.21 outages at 122.99 minutes each.

Duquesne Light Company Net Metering

Consumers of Duquesne Light Company are able to participate in net metering solutions, which is a positive for both parties. This is a positive for any customer considering purchasing solar panels, as net metering allows them to sell their unused wattage into the grid.

Energy Loss

Energy loss is a fact of life when dealing with electricity transmission. Duquesne Light Company currently averages a loss of around 6.89% of the total electricity they generate. The state average for energy loss is 3.72% and the nationwide average is 2.76%. This results in Duquesne Light Company getting a ranking of 28th best out of 116 electricity companies in the state and 1273rd best out of 3509 suppliers in the nation.

Duquesne Light Company Rate & Electric Bills

Duquesne Light Company residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.202/kWh$0.148/kWh$175.47/mo.$68.34/mo.
2790th17.48¢Duquesne Light Company's Average residential price per kWh
1550th$113.19Average monthly electricity bill for Duquesne Light Company's residential customers

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Duquesne Light Company Overview

  • Company Type:Investor Owned
  • Parent Company:DQE Holdings
  • Headquarters:411 Seventh Avenue
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
    United States of America
  • CEO:Kevin Walker

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Energy Loss

Duquesne Light Company's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


1273 National Rank

Grid Reliability

Length & Frequency of Duquesne Light Company's Power Outages

111 min.

vs. national average of 122.99 min.

0.84 outages/yr

vs. national average of 1.21

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Duquesne Light Company State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State

Duquesne Light Company County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Allegheny County1,250,5786617.32$136.36/mo
Beaver County168,2156217.60$138.09/mo

Cities Duquesne Light Company Has Coverage

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

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Duquesne Light Company FAQ:

How much is the average bundled bill for Duquesne Light Company customers each month?

Duquesne Light Company currently has an average monthly bundled electric bill of $113.19, compared to the Pennsylvania average of $114.02 and the nationwide of $114.02 for bundled service.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Duquesne Light Company customers?

Duquesne Light Company's current average bundled electricity rate is 17.48 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average state bundled rate of 13.86 cents and the average nationwide rate of 14.11 cents.

When will Duquesne Light Company power be restored?

Duquesne Light Company's outages last, on average, around 111 minutes per outage.

Who is the CEO of Duquesne Light Company?

Kevin Walker is the CEO of Duquesne Light Company.

What company is Duquesne Light Company owned by?

Duquesne Light Company is owned by DQE Holdings.

What cities does Duquesne Light Company supply electricity to?

Duquesne Light Company has customers in 115 cities.

What is the phone number for Duquesne Light Company?

Duquesne Light Company's customer service phone number is (412) 393-7100

How many counties does Duquesne Light Company provider electricity to?

Duquesne Light Company offers service to customers in 2 counties.

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2022-08-01