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Think energy efficiency as Daylight Saving Time ends

March 10, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), encourages customers to think about quick and easy ways to manage their energy use as Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 12 at 2 a.m.

As Central Indiana enjoys more evening sunlight this spring, remember a few simple steps than can make a difference when it comes to effectively managing energy usage:

  • Choose LED lighting: Replace old incandescent bulbs with newer light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. According to energy.gov, replacing just 5 of your home’s most frequently used lights with energy-efficient ENERGY STAR bulbs could save you $75 a year in energy costs.

  • Reduce Water Heater Temperature: Check the temperature of your water heater. Lowering your water heater’s temperature and installing low-flow showerheads could reduce energy and your water heating bills.

  • Utilize Electronic Power Strips: Plug electronic devices into a power strip and turn it off when not in use to avoid phantom power usage.

  • Sign up for IPL PowerToolsSM: Take advantage of IPL’s 12 energy-efficiency programs geared toward helping customers effectively manage their households’ energy usage and electric bills. 

IPL would also like to remind customers that Daylight Saving Time is a good reminder to check their smoke alarms and change the batteries if needed.

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About Indianapolis Power & Light Company and AES:  
Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), an AES Company, provides retail electric service to more than 490,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Indianapolis, as well as portions of other Central Indiana communities surrounding Marion County. During its long history, IPL has supplied its customers with some of the lowest-cost, most reliable power in the country. For more information about the company, please visit www.IPLpower.com or connect with us at www.twitter.com/IPLpower, www.facebook.com/IPLpower or www.linkedin.com/company/IPLpower.

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 17 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 19,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. Our 2016 revenues were $14 billion and we own and manage $36 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com. Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.

Media Contact:
Claire Dalton
Indianapolis Power & Light Company
Office: 317.829.7737, Media Hotline: 317.261.5905
claire.dalton@aes.com