DAYTON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), begins the fifth year of the Gift of Power program to lend a hand to those needing assistance paying their winter heating bills. Our contribution of $165,000 along with generous donations from DP&L customers and our employees keeps the power on for families, friends and neighbors throughout our 24-county service territory. All donations are administered by The Salvation Army and every dollar stays local.
Since 2015, contributions totaling nearly one million dollars have provided financial relief to more than 2,000 local families. “Anyone can get behind on their bills when the unexpected happens, making it difficult to stay current. For DP&L, being a good community partner is who we are, and we recognize the winter months in Ohio are unpredictable. Through the Gift of Power, we can help our neighbors keep their homes warm and the lights on during the coldest months of the year. Sincere thanks to our employees, customers, and community, as we assist those in need on a path back to self-sufficiency,” said Vince Parisi, DP&L President and CEO.
The Gift of Power program helps DP&L customers who have recently suffered a financial hardship, such as the loss of a spouse, loss of a job or major medical bills, but are just above the income guidelines for other Ohio Energy Assistance programs. The distribution of program funds begins the day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 20, 2020) and runs through April 15, 2020 or until funds are exhausted.
DP&L customers have the opportunity to help by completing the special donation envelope in their monthly bill or donating online at dpandl.com/gift.
About The Dayton Power and Light Company, and The AES Corporation
The Dayton Power and Light Company is the principal subsidiary of DPL Inc. (DPL), a regional energy provider and an AES company. DPL’s primary subsidiaries include The Dayton Power and Light Company, AES Ohio Generation, LLC (AES Ohio Gen), and Miami Valley Insurance Company (MVIC).The Dayton Power and Light Company, a regulated electric utility, provides service to over 525,000 customers in West Central Ohio; AES Ohio Gen co-owns generation facilities; and MVIC, a captive insurance company, provides insurance services to DPL and its subsidiaries. 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 14 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 2018 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.