DAYTON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dayton Power and Light (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), is partnering with The Foodbank and other area food pantries to distribute 160,000 energy efficient light bulbs to help families reduce their energy costs.
Families served will receive free ENERGY STAR certified Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs from DP&L. The free CFLs will help families save on their energy costs, allowing them to make other priority purchases.
CFLs use about 75 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs and can save $30 or more in electricity costs over the lifetime of the bulb. The average home has 40 light bulb sockets. When incandescent bulbs are replaced with energy efficient CFLs, families may receive significant energy savings.
“DP&L is committed to partnering with our customers to help them save money and energy,” said President and CEO, Tom Raga. “By teaming up with our community partners like The Foodbank, DP&L is able to distribute more energy saving CFLs assisting our neighbors in the Miami Valley.”
The CFL giveaway is another way DP&L contributes to the community through local food pantries for residents of the Miami Valley. Each year, our employees also donate to food drives and pantries throughout our 24-county service area and volunteer their time to these organizations. The Foodbank, located at 56 Armor Place in Dayton, will be hosting the 10 a.m. kick-off CFL distribution today.
“DP&L offers generous support in our community, especially to those individuals most in need,” says Michelle Riley, CEO of The Foodbank. “They are Hunger Heroes. The CFL giveaway is just one more example of their local contributions. Household items are very popular among the families served by our member agencies. To be able to provide these necessities, especially energy-efficient light bulbs, makes a real difference.”
Beginning April 29, DP&L will also be distributing CFLs at Shared Harvest Food Bank, 5901 Dixie Highway in Fairfield and at Second Harvest Food Bank, 701 E. Columbia Avenue in Springfield.
The CFL distribution is part of DP&L’s Residential Energy Efficiency Programs that provide discounted energy efficient light bulbs to customers at participating local retailers; help residents recycle energy-guzzling refrigerators and freezers and pay residents a rebate to install higher efficiency heating and air conditioning systems.
For more information about DP&L’s energy efficiency programs, visit www.dpandl.com/save-money/residential.
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 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 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, 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 and diesel peaking units. For more information about the company, please visit www.dplinc.com. Follow DP&L on Twitter @DPLToday.
The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 18 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 18,500 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. Our 2014 revenues were $17 billion and we own and manage $39 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com. Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.