The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) has honored Dayton Power & Light
(DP&L) with two awards for storm restoration efforts during two major
storms in 2012, including aid provided on the East Coast following
AES COO Global Operations and Executive Vice President Andy Vesey (right) accepting two awards from EEI President Tom Kuhn (left). One was for DP&L storm restoration efforts in June 2012, the other was for mutual assistance by DP&L and IPL after Hurricane Sandy.
DP&L received an Emergency Recovery Award for local storm restoration
efforts after the June super derecho brought more than 80 mph winds
through the Miami Valley last year.
DP&L was also recognized as part of an Emergency Assistance Award given
to its parent company, The AES Corporation, for helping East Coast
utilities recover from Hurricane Sandy in October.
EEI is the national association of shareholder-owned electric companies,
representing 70% of the U.S. power industry. The Emergency Response
Awards recognize member companies that put forth outstanding efforts to
restore service or to assist another company following a natural
EEI noted that DP&L made an "outstanding recovery" following the derecho
and, despite the extensive damage caused by the storm, DP&L managed to
restore all of its customers ahead of the projected timeframe.
EEI also mentioned the "tremendous support in the recovery from
Hurricane Sandy" when DP&L sent more than 200 crews to repair
substations flooded with four feet of water and to aid several utilities
as they restored downed wires in wind-damaged communities. The crews
worked 16-hour days in poor weather and adverse conditions to help
restore power to customers for those utilities. "These are significant
and noteworthy accomplishments," wrote EEI, which recognized DP&L
alongside sister utility Indianapolis Power & Light (IPL).
"These awards honor DP&L employees for pulling together to make
significant accomplishments in very dangerous and adverse situations,"
DPL President and CEO Phil Herrington said. "It was a job well done."
Last week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie officially echoed those
sentiments saying, "I want to thank the 17,000 out-of-state utility
workers who came to New Jersey from all over America and joined with
10,000 of our own to get power restored as quickly as possible - so that
within nine days of this horrific storm, electric power had been
restored to 90% of customers."
About The Dayton Power and Light Company and DPL Inc.
Dayton Power and Light Company is the principal subsidiary of DPL
Inc., a regional energy company.
DPL Inc.'s other subsidiaries include DPL Energy, LLC (DPLE) and DPL
Energy Resources, Inc. (DPLER), which also does business as DP&L Energy.
The Dayton Power and Light Company, a regulated electric utility,
provides service to over 500,000 retail customers in West Central Ohio;
DPLE engages in the operation of merchant peaking generation facilities;
and DPLER is a competitive retail electric supplier. DPL Inc., through
its subsidiaries, owns and operates approximately 3,800 megawatts of
generation capacity, of which 2,800 megawatts are coal-fired units and
1,000 megawatts are solar, natural gas and diesel peaking units. Further
information can be found at www.dplinc.com.
DPL Inc. was acquired by The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) in 2011. AES is
a Fortune 200 global power company. It provides affordable, sustainable
energy to 27 countries through a diverse portfolio of distribution
businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Its
workforce of 27,000 people is committed to operational excellence and
meeting the world's changing power needs. AES' 2011 revenues were $17
billion and it owns and manages $45 billion in total assets. To learn
more, please visit www.aes.com.
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