IPL to hold ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new battery-based energy storage facility

July 7, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its Advancion® Energy Storage Array on July 12 at the Harding Street Generation Station. Select IPL and AES leaders will provide remarks. Facility tours will follow the ceremony, during which time guests and media will have the opportunity to view the battery storage system and connection to the grid.

The Advancion Array is the first grid-scale, battery-based energy storage system in the 15-state Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) region. The IPL facility uses lithium-ion batteries, the same technology as the batteries used in a laptop or cell phone, to connect to the grid. It can instantaneously match supply and demand of electricity, giving grid operators the ability to store excess electricity, and to balance  intermittent resources such as wind or solar energy. 

      WHAT:    IPL Advancion® Energy Storage Array Ribbon Cutting and Tour

      WHEN:   Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 10 a.m.

      WHERE:  Harding Street Generation Station, 3700 S. Harding Street, Indianapolis

      WHO:      Representatives from AES and IPL

Media interested in attending must RSVP to Claire Dalton.


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 17 countries through a diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Its workforce of 21,000 people is committed to operational 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.

Media Contact:
Claire Dalton
Indianapolis Power & Light Company
317.829.7737, pager 317.393.7584