DAYTON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) presented the Kettering City Schools with an energy efficiency rebate of $536,241.52 for upgrading to LED lighting and implementing several energy saving projects throughout the district’s facilities.
With guidance from DP&L, Kettering City Schools installed LED energy efficient lighting and occupancy sensors at each building which significantly improved energy efficiency and reduced energy costs. The district is on track for a total savings of 1,236,000 kilowatt hours annually from these projects. Additionally, several internal procedures and practices, such as having employees manually turn off lights when not in use and adjusting thermostat temperature set points seasonally have contributed to being more energy conscious.
Over the past 6 years, the district has enlisted the support of DP&L’s energy efficiency team to conduct audits and re-evaluate where further improvements could be made to increase their savings and maximize their energy use. As a result of these latest projects, Kettering City Schools will achieve energy savings of more than 2.3M kilowatt hours annually.
The buildings included the transportation facility, maintenance office, J.E. Prass Elementary School, Southdale Elementary School, Orchard Park Elementary School, Oakview Elementary School, John F. Kennedy Elementary School, Indian Riffle Elementary School, Greenmont Elementary School, Beavertown Elementary School, Van Buren Middle School, Trent Arena, Kettering Middle School, Fairmont High School and the D.L. Barnes Administration Office.
"We are proud of the long-standing partnership we enjoy with The Dayton Power and Light Company that results in a win-win situation for both organizations," says Scott Inskeep, superintendent of the Kettering City Schools. "Like DP&L, the Kettering Schools are committed to energy efficiency. The district's maintenance department is continually looking at ways to power our more than 1.5-million-square-feet of facility space more efficiently and, in the process, to save taxpayer dollars. This rebate check represents a significant amount of money that allowed the district to move forward with energy-efficient upgrades across the district, allowing us to lower our energy costs for the future."
“Through smart planning and utilizing today’s most energy efficient lighting systems, students and the entire community will benefit from lower energy costs. Just as Kettering City Schools values the education it provides to its students, DP&L values the priority this school district is placing on energy efficiency,” said DP&L President and CEO Tom Raga. “DP&L is very proud to partner with the district’s continued focus on an energy efficient operation.”
About The Dayton Power and Light Company and AES
The Dayton Power and Light Company is the principal subsidiary of DPL Inc. (DPL), a regional energy provider and an AES company. DPL’s other significant subsidiaries include AES Ohio Generation, LLC (AES Ohio Gen), Miami Valley Insurance Company (MVIC), and Miami Valley Lighting, LLC (MVLt). The Dayton Power and Light Company, a regulated electric utility, provides service to over 520,000 customers in West Central Ohio; AES Ohio Gen engages in the operation of merchant peaking generation facilities; MVIC, a captive insurance company, provides insurance services to DPL and its subsidiaries, and MVLt maintains outdoor lighting to governments and businesses. DPL, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates approximately 3,000 megawatts of generation capacity, of which 2,000 megawatts are coal-fired units and 1,000 megawatts are solar, natural gas, battery storage and diesel peaking units. For more information about the company, please visit www.dplinc.com. Connect with DP&L at www.twitter.com/dpltoday, www.linkedin.com/company/dayton-power-and-light, and at www.facebook.com/DPLToday.
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. Our workforce of 19,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. AES’ 2016 revenues were $14 billion and AES owns and manages $36 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com. Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.