INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.— Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), is celebrating Arbor Day by sponsoring the annual Indy Free Tree to support ongoing sustainability efforts. This year, the Indy Free Tree event will give away 1,000 white spruce trees on a first-come, first-served basis and limited to one per family. Additional details are below:
WHEN: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Friday, April 28
WHERE: Monument Circle in front of the IPL building
VISUALS: A short event program will commence promptly at 10:45 a.m. with IPL President and CEO Rafael Sanchez and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett addressing the crowd in celebration of sustainability efforts. Additionally, Sanchez and Hogsett will announce six convention hotels located in downtown Indianapolis that have pledged to participate in IPL’s Green Power Option, which allows participants to specify a percentage of their monthly electricity use to be generated by wind, an environmentally friendly resource.
IPL encourages passersby who receive a tree during the event to download our Right Tree Right Place brochure and look for tips to plant smart with the utilities in mind.
For the fourteenth year, IPL is recognized as a Tree Line USA utility. Tree Line USA utilities must meet certain standards—training employees in quality tree-care practices, educating the public about planting trees for energy conservation and helping homeowners plant appropriate trees near utility lines—to be considered for the award.
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 www.aes.com. Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.
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