Electricity

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Power Plant In Shippingport Could See Temporary Shut Down

The battle lines have been drawn over coal, and the carbon emissions at coal-fired power plants like the one in Homer City have become the focus.

08/07/2014

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Duquesne Light On Alert After Scam Attempts At 2 Businesses

The butcher shop on Butler Street in Lawrenceville is a place that needs to stay cool. If it doesn’t, their product spoils pretty fast. That’s way a call late Wednesday freaked out owner Mike Rado.

07/31/2014

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Electricity Supplier Makes Refunds, Lower Rates To Unhappy Customers

Last February, Jenette and Adam Johnson of Uniontown were the first of many to contact KDKA-TV about skyrocketing electricity rates.

05/28/2014

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Avoid An Increase In Your Electric Bill

(NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – You may have noticed your electricity bill has jumped up in the past few months and if you haven’t you may be in for a surprise June 1st.

Senior Communications Specialist Brian Knavish joined Larry Richert and John Shumway on the KDKA Morning News to talk about why prices are going up and how you can avoid it.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/27/2014

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Electric Rates About To Go Up For Many Local Customers

What do you say we jump right to the bottom line? On June 1, 70 percent of West Penn Power customers and 47 percent of Duquesne Light customers are going to see their electric bills go up.

05/21/2014

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Electricity, Heat Back On At Monroeville Apartment

When KDKA checked in on 2-year-old Brooklyn Wednesday night at her family’s Monroeville home, she was wrapped in a blanket. No heat.

01/30/2014

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Monroeville Apartment Building Owner Promises To Fix Heat, Power Problems

Residents at a Monroeville apartment complex are worried they may have to go another night without heat.

01/29/2014

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Pitt Engineering Gets A Jolt With New Power Lab

It seems everyday there is a new gizmo or gadget that is supposed to make life easier or better — and most of those devices run on electricity.

01/09/2014

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Arctic Blast Causing Power Problems Across The Region

A transmission tower stands silhouetted against a frosty sky. The sub-zero digits during this record-breaking cold are demanding a lot of juice to keep warm, especially with our neighbors in the northeast.

01/07/2014

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Power Grid Seeing Record Demand Due To Cold

Electricity demand has spiked across central and eastern states hit by severe cold, and power grid authorities are asking people to conserve energy when possible.

01/07/2014

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Electric Cars: Are They Worth The Price?

The idea of paying $3 a month for gas for your car sounds like a fairytale. But that is exactly what KDKA’s John Shumway found when he visited a man in Bethel Park who is celebrating the first anniversary of his electric car by taking it to the gas station for the very first time.

12/05/2013

State Utility Agency Has A Black Friday Way To Save

11/29/2013

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State Utility Agency Has A Black Friday Way To Save

Pennsylvania’s public utility regulators have an idea to save money on Black Friday.

11/29/2013

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Police: Pa. Woman Stabs Roommate Over Electricity

Police say a Lancaster County woman used a decorative spear to stab her roommate as the two argued about wasting electricity.

02/27/2013

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Braddock Mayor Checking On Residents Without Heat

The mayor of Braddock went going door to door on Wednesday making certain residents with no gas service have some sort of heat.

01/23/2013

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