IPL urges gamers to stay away from utility equipment while playing Pokemon Go

July 15, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS—Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), is warning players of the popular Pokemon GO game to stay away from substations, power lines and other electrical equipment. 

Because the application uses actual buildings and landmarks during the game, some players may mistakenly believe they can catch electric types of Pokemon near substations or transformers. Instead, they may endanger their personal safety. Electric equipment is very dangerous. Trespassing on property containing substations or other equipment is dangerous and illegal. 

IPL locations have signs that warn everyone to stay away from the property and equipment. IPL also actively works with law enforcement to prevent incidents. 



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.