Dayton Power and Light reminds customers to call 811 before you dig

April 4, 2019

DAYTON, Ohio – April 6, 2020 – The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), recognizes April is National Safe Digging Month and DP&L encourages all customers the importance of digging in a safe, responsible way. Whether your project involves construction or planting or tree, put safety first and be sure to call 8-1-1 at least 2 days ahead of your scheduled start.

With warmer days ahead, are you planning outdoor improvement projects or yard work? 

To ensure safety, you want to be sure you know where electrical, gas and other utility lines are located on your property. Not only will doing so avoid headaches and make your job easier, but you steer clear of potential utility outages, repair costs, and serious injuries. OHIO811 pledges continued support as they work to maintain the vast network of utility infrastructure during this truly extraordinary time. DP&L reminds customers to exercise social distancing and the utmost caution, cooperation and patience as you plan and perform your work.

By simply calling 8-1-1, you can notify Ohio’s one-call notification systems. The Ohio Utilities Protection Service (OUPS) coordinates with local utilities to have underground lines marked, so you know ahead of time where it is safe to dig. Now, customers can also enter dig requests online with the OHIO811 e-dig ticket system. Submitting a ticket is as easy, enter the location and a valid email address.

OUPS will mark the location of underground utility lines for you. If you do not complete your digging or construction project within 10 business days after the initial marking, you will need to call back to have the utility lines remarked for verification.

Additionally, please visit download our Right Tree Right Place brochure and for tips to plant smart with the utilities in mind.


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 a merchant generation facility; and MVIC, a captive insurance company, provides insurance services to DPL and its subsidiaries. For more information about the company, please visit Connect with DP&L at, and at


About AES

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 500 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 2019 revenues were $10 billion and we own and manage $34 billion in total assets.  To learn more, please visit  Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.

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