Duquesne Light asks for voluntary energy conservation due to extreme cold



PITTSBURGH - PJM, the regional transmission operator for Duquesne Light, as well as for more than 61 million people in 13 states, is again calling for voluntary energy conservation through Tuesday night, as the extreme cold weather is increasing the demand for power.

While there are no load issues in Duquesne Light's territory, the company is following PJM's lead by asking its customers to conserve when possible between the peak hours of 6-10 a.m. and 3-9 p.m. Tuesday. 

Customers can take simple steps to help:

  • Set thermostats lower than usual, if health permits,
  • Postpone using major electric appliances such as stoves, dishwashers and clothes dryers until midday or after 9 p.m.,
  • Turn off lights and appliances that you do not need or are not using.

Conserving electricity on Tuesday will help ensure adequate power supplies.

PJM continues to carefully monitor the power supply conditions. PJM and its members will do everything possible to keep power flowing in the region.