Be weather aware and prepared with an emergency plan

IPL encourages customers to put safety first during extreme bitter temperatures

January 29, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.— Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), encourages customers to be safe as extremely cold temperatures affect Central Indiana this week. IPL is prepared to meet  the increase in demand for electricity this week.  While IPL does not anticipate widespread outages, we are staffed appropriately and crews will respond as quickly and safely as possible.

There are several safety tips IPL offers customers to help bear the burden of bitter cold days ahead:

  • Avoid using appliances such as stoves for heating your home.
  • Use caution when using an alternate heat source, such as a fireplace, wood stove, portable/kerosene heater or electric heaters. Provide for proper ventilation and follow all manufacturer’s safety guidelines.
  • Make sure smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly.
  • Have an emergency plan in place should you lose power for an extended period of timeKnow where you can go to stay warm – such as a family member’s house, friend’s house, or a warming shelter in your community – until your power outage has been restored. Remember to prepare an emergency kit as well. For a complete list of suggestions, visit

There’s power in good planning. Bookmark IPL’s Outage Information Center, a mobile-friendly page that offers easy outage reporting, and even more safety and preparedness tips so you can be safe and prepared whatever the weather.




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 or connect with us at or

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company.  We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 15 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities.  Our workforce is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs.  Our 2017 revenues were $11 billion and we own and manage $33 billion in total assets.  To learn more, please visit  Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.

Media Contact:
Claire Rice
Indianapolis Power & Light Company
Media Hotline: 317.261.5905