Duquesne Light Company Advances Transition to Clean Energy Future with Expansion of Electric Vehicle Charging Offerings
NEW PROGRAMS HELP COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS REACH SUSTAINABILITY TARGETS WHILE EXPANDING ACCESS TO THE BENEFITS OF ELECTRIC MOBILITY
June 15, 2022
Duquesne Light Company (DLC) today announced a new lineup of electric vehicle (EV) charging and fleet electrification programs to help local organizations save time and money on installing EV charging and transitioning to an electric fleet. The programs are expected to significantly expand the number of public, workplace, multi-family and fleet charging stations in Allegheny and Beaver counties, making it even easier for area residents and commuters to transition to electric mobility.
“As part of our commitment to create a clean energy future for all in the Pittsburgh region, DLC is increasing opportunities for customers and communities to experience the many benefits of electric mobility while addressing one of our area’s largest sources of carbon emissions and air pollution — transportation,” said Brian Guzek, vice president of corporate strategy at DLC. “Our new programs support local organizations in reaching their sustainability targets and make it even more convenient for residents to choose electric transportation.”
The company is encouraging commercial customers, including local businesses, organizations and governments, at eligible sites to take advantage of the new offerings:
- Community Charging Program: Helps expand the availability of EV charging at public, workplace and multi-family properties. DLC will partner with eligible customers to design, construct and cover the costs to install electric charging make-ready infrastructure, typically from the power grid up to the charging station. Participating customers will purchase and install the charging station units and may be eligible for related state funding, as well as a DLC rebate of up to 100% of the charging station cost if their project is located within an Environmental Justice Area and serves a disadvantaged community.
- Electric Fleet Advisory Service: DLC will analyze participating customers’ fleet data and work closely with them to understand their fleet requirements while providing them with a no-cost, custom roadmap to fleet electrification, including vehicle acquisition recommendations, cost of ownership comparisons, environmental impact analysis and more.
- Fleet Charging Program: For eligible customers that are already electrifying or are planning to electrify their fleets, DLC will design, construct and cover the costs to install electric charging make-ready infrastructure, typically from the power grid up to the charging station. Participating customers will purchase and install the charging station units and may be eligible for related state funding and a DLC rebate of up to 50% of the charging station cost.
Equitable Access to Electric Mobility
DLC is also expanding its work with Port Authority of Allegheny County to support the installation and cover the cost of DC fast-charging (DCFC) stations for six new all-electric transit buses, ensuring that public transit riders can also experience the benefits of electric mobility. In 2020, DLC installed the DCFC stations for Port Authority’s first two electric buses.
“As the cost of EVs continues to fall and options continue to expand, more people and companies are making the switch to electric,” said Sarah Olexsak, senior manager of transportation electrification at DLC. “We want to help our customers and the region safely prepare for an increase of EVs on the road and support a transition that equitably shares the health, economic and environmental benefits of electric mobility across the region and beyond.”
DLC’s efforts align with Pennsylvania's Electric Vehicle Roadmap, which aims to transform the state’s transportation system to provide significant benefits for the environment, economy and society.
More information about DLC's new EV programs can be found at DuquesneLight.com/EV.