DAYTON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), is launching a new customer emergency relief program for those struggling to pay their winter heating bills. Gift of Power is designed to assist families during the coldest and highest heating bill months of the year.
The program goal is to prevent disconnection or help restore customers who have been disconnected. Gift of Power will aid customers who may not be eligible for Ohio Energy Assistance programs and have recently incurred a financial hardship, such as the loss of employment, major medical bills or the loss of a spouse.
“Anyone can get behind in paying their bills when the unexpected occurs, and DP&L wants to lighten that load. The Gift of Power program will help customers who are facing disconnection and need assistance with their winter heating bills. We care about our customers’ well-being, and through DP&L’s Gift of Power we can continue keeping these families warm as we enter another winter heating season,” said Tom Raga, DP&L president and CEO.
DP&L is partnering with The Salvation Army, which will administer the Gift of Power funds. The launch will be marked by a $115,000 corporate grant presented by DP&L’s President and CEO Tom Raga to The Salvation Army. This amount represents initial funding for the program, which starts January 19, 2016 and runs through April 15, 2016.
Customers can help keep their neighbors warm by making a donation to Gift of Power or contacting The Salvation Army at 937-528-5145. For more information visit our website at www.dpandl.com/gift.
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. 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 18 countries through a 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. AES’ 2014 revenues were $17 billion and AES owns and manages $39 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com. Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.