IPL practices additional sustainability efforts with Indy Free Tree Event

IPL committed to safe and reliable service through year-round tree maintenance

April 26, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS—Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), encourages customers to always be aware of the dangers and negative effects on their quality of electrical service that improperly planted or maintained trees near power lines can cause.

IPL works with its contractor, Wright Tree Services, to keep Indianapolis neighborhoods safe and beautiful while maintaining safe and reliable electrical service. Operating on a 36-month cycle, IPL provides various customer notifications to residents who will have work performed on their trees, such as bill notifications, newspaper notices, door hangers and home visits. Directly following a routine trim, IPL will haul away the debris.

For more important information about IPL’s  routine tree maintenance program and homeowner responsibilities, visit IPL’s new blog, +Stories (pronounced “Positive Stories”).

Passersby can put these tips to good use when they get in line for the Indy Free Tree event sponsored by IPL each Arbor Day to support ongoing sustainability efforts. This year, the Indy Free Tree event will give away 1,000 Tulip trees to commemorate Indiana’s bicentennial 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 29

WHERE: Monument Circle in front of the IPL building

VISUALS: Visitors can enjoy free pizza from Donatos and learn from experts from a variety of organizations that will provide tips on tree planting, pruning and site selection, and to explain how people can improve the environment by caring for natural resources. Those in line by 11 a.m. will be entered into a drawing to win either a $100 gift card to Eagle Creek Nursery or a pair of $60 gift certificates to the Go Ape Treetop Adventure course at Eagle Creek Park.

For the thirteenth 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 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 20 countries through a diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 17,800 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. AES’ 2013 revenues were $16 billion, and we own and manage $40 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