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

IPL Serves Up the Savings for Indy Racquet Club

As anyone from the Indianapolis Racquet Club (IRC) will tell you, playing tennis uses a lot of energy. Running a tennis club, even more. Faced with rising costs, the club reached out to Indianapolis Power & Light Company’s (IPL) Business Energy Incentive Program Administrator to help find a solution. Through the program, IPL provides business customers with up to $100,000 in rebates and incentives toward energy-saving projects.

During a free Energy Audit, IPL identified the club’s lighting as the area with the most potential for energy savings. IRC received $51,601 from IPL toward the cost of the lighting retrofit project, which included replacing the facility’s 8 ft. T12 fluorescent fixtures with smaller, high-efficiency LED tubes. The new lighting system has helped save the club around 750,000 kWh each year, lowering its annual energy costs by over $35,000.

“Players at the club have always appreciated the quality of lighting on our indoor courts. Converting to LEDs allowed us to enhance the amount of direct light aimed on the courts, which has improved the overall playing experience. Since completing the LED project, players have shared a lot of positive comments regarding the new lighting. We’re proud to offer this enhanced playing experience while also reducing our energy costs by nearly half,” said IRC Tennis Director, Ed Brune. “From the very first phone call, IPL and our trade ally helped us every step of the way.”

With those kind of savings, IRC expects the project to pay for itself in just over a year. Potential projects for the future now include unit heating, air circulation and upgrading the lighting at the club’s second location.

To see what the Business Energy Incentive Programs can do for your business, contact the program administrators at 1.888.982.7071 for a free Energy Audit. Or, visit IPLpower.com/business_energy_incentives for more information.

IPL Awarded 2017 Project of the Year by POWERGRID International for its Advancion Energy Storage Array

IPL Advancion

IPL was named the winner of the 2017 Project of the Year award for Grid Optimization for the IPL Advancion® Energy Storage Array during POWERGRID International’s DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition. The POWERGRID International and DistribuTECH award-winning projects honor utilities and contracting vendors from across the country.

The Array, located at IPL’s Harding Street Generating Station, began commercial operations last May. It is the first grid-scale, battery-based energy storage system in the 15-state Midcontinent Independent System Operation (MISO) footprint.

“IPL is honored to win the 2017 Project of the Year award for Grid Optimization,” said Rafael Sanchez, IPL President and CEO. “ Innovative solutions from AES will benefit IPL’s customers with safe and reliable service and a more resilient grid.”

The IPL Array delivers frequency control, including Primary Frequency Response (PFR) and Frequency Regulation, automatically without the need for dispatch or human intervention. This means the array can balance the constant demand on the grid by instantaneously adding or removing energy. It is the first energy storage system in the United States being used to provide PFR.

“The experience we gained deploying and operating energy storage in eight markets helped IPL navigate some of the challenges faced in building the first grid-scale energy storage array in MISO,” said John Zahurancik, President of AES Energy Storage. “By choosing Advancion, IPL is ensuring that their energy storage solution will help optimize their grid today and will grow with them as they continue to meet the needs of their customers.”

In 2016, IPL was recognized as one of the eight finalists for the 2016 U.S. Edison Award during the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Annual Convention, for its innovative execution of solar generation and battery storage projects. For an in-depth look at how the IPL Advancion Energy Storage Array supports electric grid reliability, check out IPL’s +Stories (pronounced “Positive Stories”) blog post about the Array.

IPL Launches Improved "My Account" on IPLpower.com

New 'My Account' Landing PageIPL announces a new look and enhanced features to the “My Account” services page on IPLpower.com. Improvements made include enhanced functionality and better design to improve the user experience.

IPL customers will benefit from the redesigned “My Account” page in a number of ways:

  • Energy usage chart on “My Account” landing page
  • Quick links to view bills and make payments
  • New streamlined online account set up process

One of the biggest advantages of this new design is the modern, mobile-friendly look that will allow our customers a quicker sign-in process and easier mobile navigation with a top slide menu.

Providing reliable, user-friendly access to our website is just one way we are able to meet the needs of our nearly 490,000 customers. Payments can still be made in-person at our customer service center and by phone.

Click or Call Before You Dig

Call before you dig chartBefore starting any digging project, contact Indiana 811 by going to www.811now.com (for a single residential address) or simply dialing 811, or 00.382.5544 at least two full working days (excluding weekends and holidays) in advance. The free service will notify your utility companies to clearly mark the location of their underground lines and pipes at your location.

When all utilities have been checked in the area you will see either a dotted line on the ground or a flag with an “OK” painted on the ground in each color on the chart. The dotted line means underground lines exist in the area for that type of facility while the flag and “OK” indicate that a facility owner does not have underground lines there, but the area has been checked by that facility. In some cases different members will use the same color of markings. You will need to be sure that every notified member has responded.

For more information, visit www.IPLpower.com/callbeforeyoudig, or www.indiana811.org.

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

 

FAC 113

ECR 28

DSM 14

Green Power 9

CAP 1*

OSS 1*

RTO 1*

RATE

Effective Dec 2016 through Mar 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 Sept 2016 through Aug 2017 Billing Cycle

Effective Sept 2016 through Aug 2017 Billing Cycles

Effective Oct 2016 through Sept 2017 Billing Cycles

SS

0.002534

0.005500

0.0013865

0.001000

0.000396

0.000224

0.001092

SH

0.002534

0.005500

0.003865

0.001000 

0.000396

0.000224

0.001092

SL

0.002534

0.005211

0.004038

0.001000

0.000372

0.000210

0.000999

PL

0.002534

0.005211

0.004038

0.001000

0.000372

0.000210

0.000999

PH

0.002534

0.005211

0.004038

0.001000

0.000372

0.000210

0.000999

HL

0.002534

0.004756

0.004038

0.001000

0.000310

0.000175

0.00083

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. SS5, PL5, PH5 and HL5 are $0.000000 per kwh. SL6, PL6, NS hl6 ew $0.000904 owe kwh. SL7, PL7, and HL7 are $0.002193 per kwh.

*New and IURC Approved Rider