Dayton, Ohio - April 5, 2016 - The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), has successfully restored power to 42,000 customers who lost power this weekend due to high winds that caused extensive damage to power lines and equipment. DP&L replaced more than 80 poles and 15 transformers.
DP&L crews responded to more than 1,600 separate job sites and restored 100% of our customers by late Monday night. Crews will continue working through mid-week inspecting and repairing damage caused by the winds, which reached gusts of more than 60 miles per hour in parts of our service territory.
DP&L had more than 600 people working on storm restoration, including additional crews called in from Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and other parts of Ohio. Our crews worked 24 hours a day since the storm hit to repair damage to equipment, replace poles and connect downed lines.
Safety is DP&L's top priority. DP&L continues to work 24/7 to assure safe and reliable power to customers. During outages, we ask the public to think about safety first - stay away from downed lines and always assume lines are live. If lines or equipment fall onto your car while driving, stay inside the vehicle and wait for emergency crews to assist you. Be sure to notify DP&L of downed power lines and outages by calling 877-4OUTAGE (877-468-8243) or online at www.dpandl.com/report.
DP&L appreciates the patience of customers as we worked to restore their power. Stay updated on outages and restoration efforts by following DP&L on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DPLToday. Storm safety tips are also available on our website at www.dpandl.com/outage.