IPL’s Green Power Option Recognized by National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), has been recognized by the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in its latest “Top 10” rankings of the country’s leading utility green power programs. IPL’s Green Power Option allows participants to specify an amount equal to 100%, 50% or 25% of their monthly electricity use to be generated by environmentally friendly, renewable resources.

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NREL’s rankings in the category of “Top Green Power Sales” include the IPL Green Power Option (9th) with 182,496 Megawatt-Hours (MWhs) in 2015. The sales achieved through the Green Power Option in 2015 are equivalent to the annual power usage of almost 16,700 average American homes.  It also represents the avoided CO2 emissions from over 26,000 passenger cars driven for one year.

NREL is the U.S. Department of Energy’s primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL is operated for the Energy Department by The Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

 

When you enroll in the IPL Green Power Option you will pay a small premium in addition to IPL’s standard, regulated rate. This premium reflects IPL’s cost to purchase the renewable energy  from Indiana and Midwestern wind farms. In the past two years,  a typical residential customer using 1000 kilowatt-hours in a month and enrolled at the 100% level would have paid a premium of  less than $1.50, on average, on their IPL electric bill.

 

The Green Power Option is available to both residential and commercial/industrial IPL customers.  More information about the Green Power Option, including how to enroll, is available at IPLpower.com/GreenPower.  Larger commercial/industrial customers should call the  IPL Business Call Center at 317.261.8444 for additional information on the premium or to enroll in the program.

 

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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 480,000 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 21,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. Our 2015 revenues were $15 billion and we own and manage $37 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com. Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.

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