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Duquesne Light Electric Rate Increase: Residents – 10% , Commercial – 5%- 55%

Here’s a heads up for residents of Allegheny and Beaver counties who get their electricity service from Duquesne Light. You’re likely to pay more for your consumption before the year ends if the company’s petition for a rates hike pushes through.   

The utility company filed for an increase in the default service rates also called the supply charge with the Pennsylvania PUC. The new rates will start on December 1, 2021. 

How much will you have to shell out? That depends on your classification. 

The new default service rate for Residential customers (Rate Schedules RS, RH, and RA) is pegged at 6.0286 cents per kilowatt-hour starting on December 1, 2021, up to May 31, 2022. The amount equals a 10% increase over the current rate of 5.4595 cents per kilowatt-hour.  

Duquesne Light

7.98¢ Price to Compare

Effective March 01, 2022

Provider Plan Term Rate Savings  
Frontier Utilities
12 months
11.40¢ / kWh
Frontier Utilities
6 months
11.70¢ / kWh
Frontier Utilities
12 months
12.90¢ / kWh
Frontier Utilities
6 months
13.20¢ / kWh
Santanna Energy
12 months
13.89¢ / kWh

Meanwhile, the Small Commercial and Industrial customers (<25 kW, Rate Schedules GS/GM and GMH and Rate Schedule UMS) supply charge will be at 5.5291 cents/kWh starting on December 1, 2021, up to May 31, 2022. That’s 5% more than the current charge of 5.2649 cents/kWh.  

Medium Commercial & Industrial customers (25-200 kW, Rate Schedules GM and GMH) will see their default service rate rise to 8.6500 cents per kWh from December 1, 2021, to February 28, 2022. That’s roughly 55% higher than the 5.5911 cents per kWh at present. 

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