One More Reason We’re Larger Than Light
We’ve been investing in southwestern Pennsylvania for more than 135 years. We’re dedicated to bringing a lot more than light to the Pittsburgh region because we don’t just work here, we live here. From Aliquippa to Wilmerding, we’re helping to create healthy, vibrant communities through philanthropic support and volunteerism. Duquesne Light Company and DQE Communications are dedicated to giving back to the communities they serve through employee volunteerism and charitable donations. Last year, through our charitable donation program, nearly $1.5 million dollars were donated to 40 organizations across Allegheny and Beaver counties.
Shown: A variety of scrap material from Duquesne Light’s field operations was used in the 2016 Re:NEW Festival. Weighing more than a ton and standing 18-feet tall in Gateway Center, the Almenera sculpture featured approximately 30 decommissioned cobra head streetlight lamps, a dozen insulators and steel I‐beams once used in the Carrie Furnace Substation. It was constructed by artists from the Industrial Arts Cooperative (IAC). Duquesne Light opened up its New Manchester facility in Pittsburgh’s North Side to IAC artists to sort through potential material for the installation. Each day scrap materials are brought to this facility for sorting, recycling or re-sale. Duquesne Light has a long history of environmental protection, dating back to air-quality efforts at our power stations in the 1970s. Duquesne Light is proud to support the IAC to creatively showcase ongoing efforts to recycle material used in day-to-day activities that power our customers’ lives.
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