DAYTON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As part of the Youth Energy Celebration, hosted by the Ohio Energy Project (OEP), Dayton Power and Light (DP&L) was honored for its 25 year commitment to energy efficiency education.
Debby Yerkes, Ohio Energy Project Executive Director said, “DP&L has a strong tradition of leadership, service and contributions to the communities they serve. For many years, DP&L sponsored OEP’s programs in western Ohio. We appreciate their commitment to energy efficiency education.”
Each year, DP&L teams with Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio, Inc. (Vectren) to hold an Energy Fair teaching young people about energy efficiency through hands-on sessions that allow high school students to mentor their younger counterparts.
In addition, DP&L has sponsored the Be E3 Smart energy efficiency program since 2009. As a result, 40,325 energy efficiency kits have been sent home through the classroom. And this is the second year DP&L is supporting the AEGIS Energy Bike building program.
Held in Columbus today on The Ohio State University campus, two area teachers were honored for their participation in the program and three area students were presented with 2014 DP&L and Vectren Energy Leadership Scholarships.
Jill Weaver of Valley View Junior High received the DP&L Teacher Award 2014 and Leslie Mosley of Bethel Junior High School was the recipient of the Vectren Teacher Award 2014. Both have participated in OEP programs.
The first 2014 DP&L and Vectren Leadership Scholarships were presented to Bradshaw Terrace of West Carrollton High School, Thomas Lane of Oakwood High School and Morgan Nash of Carroll High School. Each student will receive $1,000 towards college expenses. Terrace plans to attend Miami University and study International/Environmental Relations. Lane will attend either Case Western Reserve University or The Ohio State University and major in Engineering. Nash will major in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Dayton.
About The Dayton Power and Light Company and DPL Inc.
The Dayton Power and Light Company is the principal subsidiary of DPL Inc., a regional energy company. DPL Inc.’s other significant subsidiaries include DPL Energy, LLC (DPLE), Miami Valley Insurance Company (MVIC), 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 515,000 retail customers in West Central Ohio; DPLE engages in the operation of merchant peaking generation facilities; MVIC, a captive insurance company, provides insurance services to DPL and its subsidiaries, 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 21 countries through a diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Its workforce of 22,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world's changing power needs. AES’ 2013 revenues were $16 billion and it owns and manages $40 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com.
About Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio, Inc.
Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC), an energy holding company headquartered in Evansville, Indiana. Vectren’s energy delivery subsidiaries provide gas and/or electricity to more than one million customers in adjoining service territories that cover nearly two-thirds of Indiana and west central Ohio. Vectren’s nonutility subsidiaries and affiliates currently offer energy-related products and services to customers throughout the U.S. These include infrastructure services, energy services and coal mining. To learn more about Vectren, visit www.vectren.com.