Duquesne Light http://wesa.fm en Electricity Bills Get a New Look http://wesa.fm/post/electricity-bills-get-new-look <p>Electricity bills are full of numbers, measurements, abbreviations, and costs, all tallied precisely. But one thing that does not show up is the name of the company that actually produces&nbsp;&nbsp;the electricity. That is, until now.</p><p>The Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved a requirement that&nbsp;bills contain more information about electricity suppliers.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Kaye Burnet 29698 at http://wesa.fm Energy Bills to Rise, But You Could Save Money http://wesa.fm/post/energy-bills-rise-you-could-save-money <p>Shopping around could save customers from a 20-50 percent increase on energy bills stating June 1<sup>st</sup> according to the Public Utility Commission (PUC).</p><p>Every quarter energy suppliers are allowed to adjust prices according to how much they are spending.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 20:01:10 +0000 Jess Lasky 29477 at http://wesa.fm Make Watt Choices for the Winter Months http://wesa.fm/post/make-watt-choices-winter-months <p>As the days get shorter, and the sun sets earlier, we find ourselves using more electricity to light our houses. When lights are on 3 to 4 hours straight each day, electric bills can skyrocket.</p><p>A program called <a href="https://www.duquesnelight.com/wattchoices/">Watt Choices</a> sponsored by Duquesne Light is designed to help customers reduce their energy consumption.</p><p>“We encourage our customers to take advantage of these energy efficiency programs and conservation strategies, thus reducing their electric bills,” says Dave Defide, manager of customer programs for Duquesne Light.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:25:26 +0000 Katie Martin 18623 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh Prepares for Hot Days Ahead http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-prepares-hot-days-ahead <p>It’s hot out — really hot — and several organizations in Pittsburgh are taking action to prevent fatalities as temperatures are expected to reach into the 90s this week.<br /><br />Meals on Wheels workers have been advised to not only deliver the meals, but also to make sure the seniors they serve are holding up well in the heat.<br /> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 19:27:04 +0000 Jessica Nath 13154 at http://wesa.fm Duquesne Light Customers Could Be Getting Their Rates Reduced http://wesa.fm/post/duquesne-light-customers-could-be-getting-their-rates-reduced <p>An audit by the Pennsylvania Public Utility &nbsp;Commission (PUC) includes 10 recommendations that could save Duquesne Light close to $2.4 million annually--some of which could be passed along to customers.</p><p>PUC spokeswoman&nbsp;Jennifer Kocher said says the biggest potential cost reductions involves a shift in employee hours.</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 18:07:17 +0000 Jared Adkins 3413 at http://wesa.fm