The company made the rate increase request to the Public Utility Commission on Friday.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Duquesne Light says it wants to raise its rates.

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The company made that request to the Public Utility Commission on Friday.

Under its proposed plan, the average home would pay an additional $7.73 per month.

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An average commercial customer would pay around $55 more per month.

According to Duquesne Light, the company has not raised its base rate since 2018, and says it needs more money for critical infrastructure adjustments.

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If the Public Utility Commission approves the rate increases, they would take effect in January next year.