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Information for IPL's commercial and industrial customers.                    June 2017

IPL Announces Green Power Option Pledge with Indy Hotels

IPL Green Power Hotels

This past April IPL recognized six prominent downtown Indianapolis hotels that pledged to participate in IPL Green Power Option, a program which allows participants to specify a percentage of their monthly electricity use to be generated by wind, an environmentally friendly and renewable resource. The participating hotels announced at the annual Indy Free Tree event include Crowne Plaza Indianapolis, Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, Omni Severin Hotel, The Westin Indianapolis, Marriott Indianapolis, and JW Marriott Indianapolis.

In a special pledge to sustainability, Hyatt Regency Indianapolis has chosen to power their 499 room hotel with 100% renewable wind energy. Going forward, 100% of the hotel's electrical needs will be generated by this environmentally friendly renewable resource.

"This pledge shows that we are moving the needle on sustainability here in Indianapolis," said Rafael Sanchez, IPL President and CEO. "IPL recognizes that our business customers want to adopt a more sustainable, efficient business model, and we are committed to providing cleaner energy, delivered more reliably and more affordable than ever before."

Collectively, these six hotels will reduce approximately 20 million pounds of CO2 emissions annually, the equivalent to 1,530 residential homes' emissions, by participating in the IPL Green Power Option program.

Building Operator Certification Course to be Offered Again in Indianapolis

The Building Operator Certification (BOC) is a nationally recognized training and certification program offering facilities personnel the improved job skills and knowledge to help transform workplaces to be more energy efficient. Due to the success of the pilot course offered in 2015, another series is being held this summer.

BOC training includes 6 full-day classes (spaced over several months) covering in-depth building systems operation and maintenance.   Upon completion, building facility engineers and technicians will be able to implement solutions in their workplaces that improve energy efficiency and lower energy costs.

The classes will be held in Indianapolis beginning July 20, 2017. The program is supported by the Indiana Office of Energy Development (IOED), and tuition is being reduced for participants through a grant from the EPA.

Online registration can be accomplished by following this link: http://boccentral.org/training-indiana.

A Balanced Approach to Energy Solutions

SEPA award 2017

IPL was named as one of a select group of utilities that connected the most solar or the most storage to the electric grid in 2016, earning a spot on the annual "Top 10" utility industry lists compiled by the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) this past April.

In survey results released, the IPL Advancion® Energy Storage Array (IPL Array) ranked fourth in SEPA's "Storage Capacity" category, providing 20 megawatts (MW) of interconnected energy storage equivalent to 40 MW of flexible resources with unmatched operational flexibility. Additionally, IPL ranked fifth in SEPA's "Storage Watts per Customer" category.

"IPL is honored to be recognized by SEPA for our efforts in developing energy solutions that balance affordability for our customers and the impact on the environment," said Rafael Sanchez, IPL President and CEO. "The IPL Array provides an innovative approach to diversifying our resource mix, which enables us to meet the future needs of our customers."

Awards are given in four categories: Top 10 utilities for most new solar megawatts and most new watts per customer, and Top 10 utilities for most new storage megawatts and most watts per customer, which are a new addition to the survey results this year. The Top 10 winners in all categories were recognized at the organization's flagship conference, the SEPA Utility Conference, held in Tucson this year.

Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance claim thousands in energy efficiency savings

Even for an insurance company, efficiency rarely happens by accident. Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance reached out to IPL's Business Energy Incentive Program to help lower energy costs at its downtown Indianapolis headquarters. The program provides cash rebates and incentives to help IPL's commercial and industrial customers complete energy-saving projects.

For this project, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance secured $19,572 in rebates to replace its building's aging cooling tower with one equipped with variable frequency drives (VFDs). VFDs allows fans and pumps to react to different operating and environmental conditions, optimizing efficiency throughout the entire cooling system.

The upgrade is estimated to save 279,600 kWh each year, lowering the building's annual energy costs by $20,970. Because the new system also helps maintain more consistent temperatures throughout the building, employees now enjoy a more comfortable work environment.

"The savings from this project are significant and IPL's rebates and support were extremely helpful in making this project a reality," said Matt Helpling, Chief Building Engineer for Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance. "IPL's program is very easy to work with and the rebates they offer have helped us prioritize several efficiency projects."

IPL offers businesses up to $100,000 toward energy efficiency upgrades. Want to see what we can do for yours? Contact the program administrators at 1.888.982.7071 to get started with a free Energy Audit. Or, visit IPLpower.com/business_energy_incentives for more information.

IPL Keep the Lights On logo

A call or click can keep the street lights shining

Report broken, burnt out or flickering streetlights online or call IPL's "Lights Out, Day or Night" number at 317.261.8111. To report a street or security light problem, take note of the address or intersection where the light is located and/or the number on the tag found on each pole.

FAC, ECR, DSM, Green Power, CAP and OSS

 

FAC 115

ECR 28

DSM 14

Green Power 9

CAP 1

OSS 1

RTO 1

RATE

Effective Jun 2017 through Aug 2017 Billing Cycles

Effective Mar 2017 through Aug 2017 Billing Cycles

Effective Jan 2017 through Jun 2017 Billing Cycles

Effective Aug 2016 through Jul 2017 Billing Cycles

Effective Jun 2017 through May 2018 Billing Cycles

Effective Jun 2017 through May 2018 Billing Cycles

Effective Oct 2016 through Sept 2017 Billing Cycles

SS

0.000480

0.005500

0.003865

0.001000

0.000489

0.000204

0.001092

SH

0.000480

0.005500

0.003865

0.001000 

0.000489

0.000204

0.001092

SL

0.000480

0.005500

0.004038

0.001000

0.000444

0.000184

0.000999

PL

0.000480

0.005500

0.004038

0.001000

0.000444

0.000184

0.000999

PH

0.000480

0.005500

0.004038

0.001000

0.000444

0.000184

0.000999

HL

0.000480

0.005500

0.004038

0.001000

0.000398

0.000165

0.000831

Additional trackers for DSM 14, effective Jan 2017 through Jun 2017: SSO and SHO are $0.000000 per kwh. SS5 and SH5 are $0.000000 per kwh. SS6 and SH6 are $0.001660 per kwh. SLO, PLO, PHO and HLO are $0.000000 per kwh. SL5, PL5, PH5 and HL5 are $0.000000 per kwh. SL6, PL6, PH6, and HL6 are $0.000904 per kwh. SL7, PL7, PH7, and HL7 are $0.002193 per kwh. SS7 and SH7 are $0.002086 per kwh.