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    IPL Earns EEI’s “Emergency Assistance Award” Following Severe Weather in 2016

    IPL Earns EEI’s “Emergency Assistance Award” Following Severe Weather in 2016

    CHICAGO– Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), was today presented  the “Emergency Assistance Award” during the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI’s) 2016 Annual Convention in Chicago. This award recognizes IPL’s work assisting in power restoration efforts after severe weather events in the winter of 2016.

    This award is presented twice per year to EEI member companies to recognize an outstanding response in assisting a neighboring or nearby electric company in power restoration efforts after service has been disrupted by severe weather conditions or other natural events. The winners of the summer 2016 awards were chosen by a panel of judges following an international nomination process.

    IPL’s assistance was instrumental in restoring service to customers in Indiana following Winter Storm Petros in 2016. IPL crews responded rapidly to calls for aid from Northwest Indiana, assisting with recovery operations.  Employees devoted nearly 700 worker-hours of assistance over four days to assist neighboring electric companies. In responding to these severe weather events, crews endured intense snowfall, wind, cold temperatures, and dangerous road conditions to help restore service to customers in three counties across the NIPSCO service territory in Northwest Indiana.

    “IPL’s tremendous effort to assist NIPSCO in its time of need illustrates the industry’s commitment to mutual assistance and customer service,” said EEI President Tom Kuhn. “The dedicated crews who provided aid in the face of dangerous and difficult conditions are greatly deserving of this honor.”

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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/IPLpowerwww.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.

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

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