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IPL earns Emergency Assistance Award for efforts to restore service after Hurricane Irma

January 11, 2018


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.— Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), was presented yesterday with the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI) “Emergency Assistance Award” for its outstanding work assisting customers impacted by Hurricane Irma in September 2017.

The award is presented to EEI member companies to recognize an outstanding response in assisting other electric companies in power restoration efforts after service has been disrupted by severe weather conditions or other natural events. The winners were chosen by a panel of judges following an international nomination process, and the awards were presented during EEI’s Winter Board and CEO Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.

“On behalf of everyone at IPL, we are honored to be recognized for EEI’s Emergency Assistance Award,” said IPL President and CEO Rafael Sanchez. “We take great pride in serving our customers in Indianapolis and helping our industry colleagues in times of need like after Hurricane Irma.”

For nearly three weeks, IPL crews were part of more than 50,000 workers from across the US and Canada who supported the power industry’s restoration efforts following Hurricane Irma. Line crews from IPL devoted nearly 13,000 hours of assistance primarily in the St. Petersburg, Orlando, and Plantation, Florida areas where they assisted FPL and Duke Energy to restore electrical service.

“When disaster impacts a region, electric companies from across the nation are called on to assist impacted companies in need—mutual assistance is a hallmark of our industry,” said EEI President Tom Kuhn. “When Hurricane Irma struck, IPL answered the call to help. IPL’s assistance to restore service to impacted customers is a terrific example of mutual assistance in action.”

IPL was also recognized by EEI in 2016 and 2017 for efforts and assistance in restoring service to customers in both Indiana and Michigan following severe winter weather.

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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 http://www.aes.com. Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.

About EEI.
EEI is the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. Our members provide electricity for 220 million Americans, and operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. As a whole, the electric power industry supports more than 7 million jobs in communities across the United States. In addition to our U.S. members, EEI has more than 60 international electric companies as International Members, and hundreds of industry suppliers and related organizations as Associate Members.

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