INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), 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 Winter Storm Riley and Winter Storm Quinn hit Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Ohio 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. IPL received the award during EEI’s annual convention in San Diego.
“On behalf of everyone at IPL, we are honored to be recognized for EEI’s Emergency Assistance Award,” said IPL President and CEO Craig Jackson. “We take great pride in serving our customers in Indianapolis and helping our industry colleagues in times of great need.”
On March 1, Winter Storm Riley hit the northeast and mid-Atlantic and was quickly followed by Winter Storm Quinn. Tropical storm force winds, hurricane force gusts, coastal flooding, and heavy rain and snow left more than 670,000 customers without power across Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Ohio. IPL sent 15 line workers more than 950 miles away to help restore power to customers over the course of 15 days.
“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 IPL’s crews to restore power to customers impacted by Winter Storm Riley and Winter Storm Quinn is a terrific example of mutual assistance in action and our industry’s commitment to serving our customers.”
IPL was also recognized by EEI earlier this year for restoration efforts after Hurricane Irma, and in 2016 and 2017 for efforts and assistance in restoring service to customers in both Indiana and Michigan following severe winter weather.
About Indianapolis Power & Light Company and AES
Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), an AES Company, provides retail electric service to more than 490,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Indianapolis, as well as portions of other Central Indiana communities surrounding Marion County. During its long history, IPL has supplied its customers with some of the lowest-cost, most reliable power in the country. For more information about the company, please visit www.IPLpower.com or connect with us at www.twitter.com/IPLpower, www.facebook.com/IPLpower or www.linkedin.com/company/IPLpower.
The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 500 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 17 countries through our 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. Our 2016 revenues were $14 billion and we own and manage $36 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit http://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.