INDIANAPOLIS—LightBound, a leading Indianapolis-based provider of Internet, voice and data solutions, has joined the growing list of environmentally-responsible Indianapolis businesses by enrolling in Indianapolis Power & Light Company's (IPL) Green Power Option.
LightBound recently enrolled 100 percent of its electricity usage at all of its facilities in this voluntary program, which directs IPL to purchase renewable energy from facilities such as Indiana and Midwestern wind farms. "It's an additional cost, but it's good for the environment and good to partner with IPL and take this initiative," said Jack Carr, CEO for LightBound.
Enrolling in the IPL Green Power Option allows businesses both large and small to easily and economically support renewable energy. Enrollment at one of four levels of monthly electricity usage—10, 25, 50 or 100 percent—allows IPL to produce the equivalent amount of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) representing electricity generated by Indiana and Midwestern wind facilities.
Through its participation, LightBound will offset the carbon dioxide emissions equivalent of 3,321 passenger cards driven for one year, or 84 railroad cars of coal burned. Participants in the Green Power Option help support the development of additional renewable energy sources, thereby helping to reduce our reliance on fossil-fueled power.
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.
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 operation 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.
Charles McKinney, Jr.
Indianapolis Power & Light Company