DAYTON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), was presented yesterday with the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI) “Emergency Assistance Award” for its outstanding power restoration efforts after several nor’easters hit New Jersey in March 2018.
The award is given to select EEI member companies to recognize their outstanding response assisting other electric companies in power restoration efforts after service has been disrupted by severe weather conditions or other natural events. The winners are chosen by a panel of judges following an international nomination process. DP&L received the award during EEI’s Annual Convention in San Diego.
“On behalf of DP&L, we are honored to be selected for the EEI Emergency Assistance Award. We are proud of the dedication and effort from our crews who worked long hours in difficult conditions following multiple storms restoring service to our neighbors in need,” said Craig Jackson, DP&L President and CEO.
Beginning March 1, consecutive severe nor’easters impacted the East Coast and produced hurricane-force winds, more than three feet of snow, white-out blizzard conditions, and coastal flooding in New Jersey. DP&L sent 12 line workers more than 570 miles over the course of 11 days to help replace poles, miles of wire, and replace transformers to restore power to customers.
“Mutual assistance is a hallmark of the electric power industry. When a disaster impacts a region, neighboring electric companies quickly respond to assist,” said EEI President Tom Kuhn. “The work of DP&L’s crews to restore power to customers impacted by these nor’easters is a terrific example of mutual assistance in action and our industry’s commitment to serving our customers.”
DP&L was also recognized by EEI earlier this year for restoration efforts following Hurricane Irma, and in 2017 for efforts and assistance restoring service to customers in both Georgia and Florida after Hurricane Matthew.
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 significant subsidiaries include The Dayton Power and Light Company, 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; MVIC, a captive insurance company, provides insurance services to DPL and its subsidiaries, and MVLt maintains outdoor lighting to governments and businesses. AES Ohio Gen co-owns merchant generation facilities. 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 500 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 15 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. Our 2017 revenues were $11 billion and we own and manage $33 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com. Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.
EEI is the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. Our members provide electricity for 220 million Americans, and operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. As a whole, the electric power industry supports more than 7 million jobs in communities across the United States. In addition to our U.S. members, EEI has more than 60 international electric companies as International Members, and hundreds of industry suppliers and related organizations as Associate Members.