Mark Houdek (AES Indiana)

People Behind Your Power: Mark Houdek

June 12, 2024

Meet Mark Houdek, Customer Solutions Lead. In this role, Mark collaborates with customers and stakeholders to promote programs and projects that accelerate clean energy initiatives and distributed energy projects, such as EV charging. These efforts provide significant benefits to both customers and the community. Mark has been with AES Indiana for six years.

Jessey Swails (AES Indiana)

People Behind Your Power: Jessey Swails

June 5, 2024

Meet Jessey Swails, Journeyman Lineman. Jesse constructs, maintains, and monitors equipment on the electrical grid serving AES Indiana customers. His role involves safely installing and repairing electrical power systems, including transmission and distribution lines. His work is critical in maintaining the efficiency and stability of the electrical grid for the Indianapolis community and AES Indiana customers. Jesse has been with AES Indiana for seven and a half years.

Candyce Offett (AES Indiana)

People Behind Your Power: Candyce Offett

May 22, 2024

Meet Candyce Offett, Program Manager of Residential Energy Efficiency Programs. Candyce oversees initiatives designed to help customers reduce their energy consumption by developing and implementing strategies that promote energy-efficient practices and technologies and collaborates with various stakeholders to ensure AES Indiana programs offered meet their goals.

Shayla Freeling (AES Indiana)

People Behind Your Power: Shayla Freeling

May 15, 2024

Meet Shayla Freeling, Business Customer Service Representative, who’s always working toward an exceptional customer experience for AES Indiana business customers. Shayla plays a pivotal role in assisting business customers with their accounts. She has been with the company for five years.

Jose Gregorio De Sousa Costa (AES Indiana)

People Behind Your Power: Jose Gregorio De Sousa Costa

May 8, 2024

Meet Jose Gregorio De Sousa Costa, Renewable Energy Project Senior Manager for AES Indiana. Jose plays a critical role in spearheading the development and execution of renewable energy initiatives for the company.

India Lowe (AES Indiana)

People Behind Your Power: India Lowe

May 1, 2024

Meet India Lowe, Safety Specialist II with T&D Operations. India manages the execution of our Safety Management System (SMS), policies, programs, and procedures, along with enhancing our safety culture. She started with the company in September 2022.

Josh Ferry (AES Indiana)

People Behind Your Power: Josh Ferry

April 24, 2024

Meet Josh Ferry, Senior Environmental Scientist. An environmental scientist uses their expertise to help protect the natural world — including air, water, and land. Josh leads our natural resource and cultural permitting program for AES Indiana’s Transmission and Distribution projects.

Mike Ervin (AES Indiana)

People Behind Your Power: Mike Ervin

April 17, 2024

Meet Mike Ervin, Crew Member / Line Technician. For the past 22 years, Mike has served as a line technician for AES Indiana. In his early years, he worked in the southwest part of Indianapolis. Now you can find Mike scaling utility poles and making repairs in the northwest side of the city, where he has worked for the past 15 years.

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People Behind Your Power: Cody Flint

April 10, 2024

Meet Cody Flint, Manager of the Vegetation Management Department. Cody has been with AES Indiana for nearly 8 years and manages our team of Utility Foresters and Inspectors and our Tree Trimming Contactors. Cody chooses to work at AES Indiana because he enjoys the work and safely managing the interaction between customers’ trees and our hardware. 

Bette White (AES Indiana)

People Behind Your Power: Bette White

April 3, 2024

The people behind your power are people just like you. We live, work and play in Central Indiana. We have families, pets, hobbies, and quirks. We volunteer and strive to make a difference. We are also a part of a dedicated team focused on powering your essential needs.

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Q&A about the regulatory rate review

June 29, 2023

Yesterday, we filed a petition for a regulatory rate review request with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) to seek a rate increase to cover the rising operational costs associated with serving our customers safely and reliably. One question we’ve received from customers has been about the recent fluctuation in rates.

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How we work to protect wildlife

May 31, 2023

At AES Indiana we strive to deliver sustainable, safe, and reliable electricity while maintaining the biodiversity which our communities enjoy.

Phil Sturm of AES Indiana

People Behind Your Power: Phil Sturm

May 11, 2023

Start your engines! Indiana natives know what May brings – the Indianapolis 500, the AES 500 Festival Parade and more! AES Indiana proudly helped kick-off the month by participating in the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon.

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AES Indiana is shining a light on Indianapolis’ Thriving Buildings program

April 26, 2023

The Indianapolis Office of Sustainability is happy to start the first official year of its Thriving Buildings program — the first program of its kind in the state of Indiana. The program has building owners track electricity, gas, steam and water use with their utility costs over time

Understanding the dangers of invasive plant species

April 11, 2023

April is Earth Month, and AES Indiana is highlighting environmental awareness and tree safety around electric utility lines. As a longtime partner, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) is joining AES Indiana in sharing educational opportunities this month.

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AES’ vision for a net-zero carbon future and how we’re getting there

March 28, 2023

AES’ vision for the future is a world with net-zero carbon by 2050. The Climate Scenario Report we recently published shows that we have the vision for a net-zero future, and the strategy and energy solutions that are critical for getting there

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Efficiency first

March 14, 2023

The demand for electricity in the United States is expected to grow almost 30% by the year 2050. Globally, energy consumption is anticipated to nearly double during that same period. Energy, quite literally, powers our lives. It’s the hub of the wheel of progress from which all spokes of our modern world radiate.

Energy is fundamental for economic prosperity and improved quality of life. It has the power to ease the burden of our labors, bring comfort and enjoyment, improve our health and safety, and transform our lives

The value of mentors

February 28, 2023

Kristina Lund, President and CEO of AES Ohio and AES Indiana, leads the company that provides service to more than a million customers. It’s a weighty role but one that Kristina Lund is prepared for partly because she’s had mentors.

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United Way’s Winter Assistance Fund helps customers in need

February 21, 2023

Our neighbors are struggling this winter to afford their basic needs. At United Way, we’re seeing a growing need that is widespread. We are seeing families who are being forced to make difficult financial decisions that affect their health and their personal needs. And we’re seeing families who need extra support to supplement their budgets to meet these basic needs.

Electric Vehicles: Top 3 AES Indiana Customer EV Questions

January 23, 2023

Electric cars have come a long way since the sleepy models of yesteryear. Are you considering the switch? Whether it’s the exciting new technology, savings on expensive gasoline or stellar performance, there is a lot to be excited about when you’re ready to go electric. But what if you’re not quite ready? 

Make energy efficiency a New Year’s resolution

January 9, 2023

As we kick off the New Year, resolutions are always a trending topic. Rather than resolve to eat healthier, get organized and be more patient, I’m going to do something totally different: Make energy efficiency a New Year’s resolution. After all, the energy efficiency team sits outside my office, so I hear them talk about saving energy and money and helping the environment. I can resolve to do that – we all can.

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Welcome to the AES Indiana blog

January 3, 2023

At AES Indiana, our purpose and values reflect our dedication to improving lives and making a positive lasting difference in our communities. Our purpose is to accelerate the future of energy, together. Every day, our people and businesses around the world live our values to bring us one step closer to accelerating a greener energy future for everyone.