By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Utility Commission approved rate hikes for both Duquesne Light and Columbia Gas.

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But it’s less than the companies originally requested.

Columbia Gas wanted to up it nearly 14.5%.

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But now Columbia can only raise average monthly bills by about 8.25%.

Meanwhile, Duquesne Light is raising its rate for the first time since 2018.

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The company says customers will see an average monthly increase of around $4 a month.