DAYTON, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dayton Power and Light (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation
(NYSE: AES), is partnering with The Foodbank and other area food
pantries to distribute 160,000 energy efficient light bulbs to help
families reduce their energy costs.
Families served will receive free ENERGY STAR certified Compact
Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs from DP&L. The free CFLs will help
families save on their energy costs, allowing them to make other
CFLs use about 75 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs and can
save $30 or more in electricity costs over the lifetime of the bulb. The
average home has 40 light bulb sockets. When incandescent bulbs are
replaced with energy efficient CFLs, families may receive significant
“Each year, The Foodbank provides meals for those in the Miami Valley
who need assistance feeding their families. Again, this year, DP&L is
proud to partner with The Foodbank for the distribution of energy-saving
CFLs to deliver relief for our neighbors who may also be struggling with
their energy costs,” said DP&L President and CEO Tom Raga.
The CFL giveaway is another way DP&L contributes to the community
through local food pantries for residents of the Miami Valley. Each
year, our employees also donate to food drives and pantries throughout
our 24-county service area and volunteer their time to these
organizations. The Foodbank, located at 56 Armor Place in Dayton, will
be hosting the 10 a.m. kick-off CFL distribution today. During the
kickoff, DP&L volunteers will prepare boxes of CFLs for distribution.
DP&L will also be distributing CFLs through Shared Harvest Food Bank,
5901 Dixie Highway in Fairfield and at Second Harvest Food Bank, 701 E.
Columbia Avenue in Springfield.
“DP&L offers generous support in our community, especially to those
individuals most in need,” says Michelle Riley, CEO of The Foodbank.
“They are Hunger Heroes. The CFL giveaway is just one more example of
their local contributions. Household items are very popular among the
families served by our member agencies. To be able to provide these
necessities, especially energy-efficient light bulbs, makes a real
The CFL distribution is part of DP&L’s ongoing energy
efficiency efforts for customers, which also include rebates on new
heat pumps and air conditioners, discounts on energy-efficient lighting,
and rebates for business customers.
For more information about DP&L’s energy efficiency programs, visit
About The Dayton Power and Light Company and AES
The Dayton Power and Light Company is the principal subsidiary of DPL
Inc. (DPL), a regional energy provider and an AES company. DPL’s other
significant subsidiaries include AES Ohio Generation, LLC (AES Ohio
Gen), Miami Valley Insurance Company (MVIC), and Miami Valley Lighting,
LLC (MVLt). The Dayton Power and Light Company, a regulated electric
utility, provides service to over 515,000 customers in West Central
Ohio; AES Ohio Gen engages in the operation of merchant peaking
generation facilities; MVIC, a captive insurance company, provides
insurance services to DPL and its subsidiaries, and MVLt maintains
outdoor lighting to governments and businesses. DPL, through its
subsidiaries, owns and operates approximately 3,000 megawatts of
generation capacity, of which 2,000 megawatts are coal-fired units and
1,000 megawatts are solar, natural gas, battery storage and diesel
peaking units. For more information about the company, please visit www.dplinc.com.
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The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company.
We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 17 countries through a
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. AES’ 2015 revenues were $15 billion and AES owns and
manages $37 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com.
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The Dayton Power and Light Company
Mary Ann Kabel, 937-224-5940