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  45. Firebombs Must End
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  48. Shadow on the Lawn
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  50. Right-to-Know Law Testimony
  51. University Impact Aid Law
  52. Proposal University Impact Aid Law
  53. Nordenberg Must Resign
  54. Allegheny County Council Testimony
  55. Time for New Leadership Message
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  57. Class-Action Lawsuit?
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  59. Time for A New Beginning
  60. Letter to the Editor
  61. Letter to the Editor
  62. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
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  64. A New Paradigm
  65. In Memoriam: Robert "Bob" Casciato
  66. Symbol of Domination
  67. Revised University Impact Aid Proposal
  68. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  69. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  70. Community Objectives
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  73. Letter to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher
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  79. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  80. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  81. March from P.H. to The Run
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  83. Public Comments
  84. 18 Questions
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  90. Letter to Council President
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    Follow-Up
  98. Moratorium
  99. Letter to Council President
  100. Criminal Investigation
  101. Request to D.A.
  102. Request to Supporters
  103. Goodnight, Malnight
    Time to Resign
  104. Responses for
    Request to Resign
 
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[HOME]

  1. Introduction
  2. Open Letter to the Board of Trustees
  3. University's Response to Open Letter
  4. Response to University
  5. YouTube Documentary
  6. Preuniversity Settlers
  7. Oakland Bill of Rights
  8. Declaration of Freedom
  9. Problems
  10. Solutions
  11. Actions
  12. UPMC
  13. PITT
    SempleFest
  14. Jul. '09
  15. Aug. '09
  16. Sept. '09
  17. Oct. '09
  18. Origin of SOUL
  19. WPXI - Group talks trash
  20. National Disgrace
  21. Gratitude
  22. Support Letters
  23. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  24. Pittsburgh City Paper
  25. Media - Broken Trust?
  26. Feb. '10
  27. Jun. '10
  28. Done Deal?
  29. Mayor's Reply
  30. Pitt Fireworks
  31. Pitt Fireworks
  32. Pitt Fireworks
  33. Aug. '10
  34. Sep. '10
  35. Letter to Legislators
  36. Letter to Chancellor
  37. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  38. A Call for Compassion
  39. WPXI Coverage
  40. Human Dignity
  41. Letter to the Editor
  42. SempleFest
  43. Request for Apology
  44. The Shame of a University
  45. Firebombs Must End
  46. Call To Action
  47. Fireworks Press Release
  48. Shadow on the Lawn
  49. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Article
  50. Right-to-Know Law Testimony
  51. University Impact Aid Law
  52. Proposal University Impact Aid Law
  53. Nordenberg Must Resign
  54. Allegheny County Council Testimony
  55. Time for New Leadership Message
  56. Time for New Leadership Testimony
  57. Class-Action Lawsuit?
  58. Nordenberg Must Resign Paid Message
  59. Time for A New Beginning
  60. Letter to the Editor
  61. Letter to the Editor
  62. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  63. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article
  64. A New Paradigm
  65. In Memoriam: Robert "Bob" Casciato
  66. Symbol of Domination
  67. Revised University Impact Aid Proposal
  68. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  69. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  70. Community Objectives
  71. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  72. City Planning Commission Testimonies
  73. Letter to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher
  74. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  75. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  76. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  77. End The Shame
  78. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  79. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  80. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  81. March from P.H. to The Run
  82. Decimation of an Urban Community
  83. Public Comments
  84. 18 Questions
  85. Dishonest Public Position
  86. Belief Precedes Experience
  87. City Council Public Comments
  88. A Sacred Place
  89. Investigations Needed by Oakland Residential Community
  90. Letter to Council President
  91. March from P.H. to The Run
  92. Lack of Integrity
  93. SOUL Program Implementation
  94. Brookings Institution Study
  95. Robots In Oakland
  96. Fiduciary Duty
  97. Fiduciary Duty
    Follow-Up
  98. Moratorium
  99. Letter to Council President
  100. Criminal Investigation
  101. Request to D.A.
  102. Request to Supporters
  103. Goodnight, Malnight
    Time to Resign
  104. Responses for
    Request to Resign

Duquesne Light Riazzi Substation
in Schenley Park

The following letter was sent on June 4, 2020.

Tishekia Williams
Duquesne Light
Director, Regulatory Legal

Ms. Williams

Thank you for responding to my June 1 email titled: "Goodnight, Malnight. Time to Resign."

You now reference the project as the "Riazzi Substation Project." You dropped the Panther Hollow designation and we are grateful. However, you neglect to mention that the project is in Schenley Park.

We will continue to refer to it as the Duquesne Light Riazzi Substation in Schenley Park.

You stated, "Duquesne Light has been fully transparent with impacted stakeholders," but not all members of the Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) Board of Directors and residents of Oakland agree with your assessment. We continue to be stonewalled in having our nine questions answered that were posed in the May 19 letter to Steven Malnight.

By copy of this letter, we are once again requesting District Attorney Stephen Zappala to investigate more deeply beneath the numerous red flags of moral corruption in Pittsburgh politics that were mentioned in the June 1 email. We are also requesting that the OPDC Board of Directors fulfill their important fiduciary duty to our community by providing legal assistance for these well-known issues that are impacting our community.

Carlino Giampolo

(Note: The references made above to the June 1 email, and the May 19 letter to Steven Malnight, are on Link 103.)


The following letter was sent on June 3, 2020.

Re: Riazzi Substation Project

Mr. Giampolo,

I am in receipt of the letter you sent to Mr. Steve Malnight regarding the Riazzi Substation Project. Your passion and commitment to the Panther Hollow community is obviously sincere and long standing. Thank you for sharing your perspective. Please know that Duquesne Light is equally committed to the communities it serves. The most important aspect of our commitment to the community is providing reasonable, reliable and affordable service to our customers. To honor that commitment, the Duquesne Light must make prudent investments in infrastructure to serve its customers.

The Riazzi Substation Project is an example of an important infrastructure project. Substations are key to providing resiliency and redundancy to the electric grid. They function as a ‘step down,’ converting higher voltage electricity from our transmission system to lower voltage electricity that can be used in homes and businesses through our distribution lines. The Riazzi Substation Project will allow Duquesne Light to support the increasing need for electricity in the Oakland area.

Duquesne Light has been fully transparent with impacted stakeholders and taken reasonable steps to mitigate concerns raised by the community. Duquesne Light held multiple community stakeholder meetings between October 2019 and January 2020 regarding the Riazzi Substation. Additionally, Duquesne Light solicited feedback from the community on the design of the façade, conducted a sound analysis to verify that the site would not exceed City standards for noise, and performed a shade analysis to verify that the site would not create shade on any adjacent residential properties. These actions are a few examples of the steps that Duquesne Light has taken to be a good neighbor and minimize community impacts.

While Duquesne Light is not required to seek advance approval to build the Riazzi Substation Project from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PA PUC), we did review the Project with PJM Interconnection, LLC (PJM) and the PJM stakeholders on March 27, 2018. This Project has been incorporated into PJM’s Regional Transmission Expansion Plan and will be constructed as planned.

I understand that you continue to have concerns about the Project. Please note that you have a right to contact the PA PUC if you are not satisfied with Duquesne Light’s response to this matter. The PA PUC can be reached at 1-800-692-7380.

Regards,

Tishekia E. Williams
Director, Regulatory Legal
Duquesne Light Company

 

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