By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Duquesne Light says it wants to raise its rates.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Ending Extended Jobless Benefits, Unemployment Rate Falls Below 5%
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.READ MORE: Hundreds March Through Pittsburgh In Solidarity With Palestine
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.MORE NEWS: 'A Solemn Day For A Solemn Ride': Local Police Honor Fallen Officers With Memorial Ride
If the Public Utility Commission approves the rate increases, they would take effect in January next year.