Dayton, Ohio - March 1, 2016 - The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), rewarded 13 Miami Valley school districts with $307,000 in energy efficiency rebates today earned through participation in the On Board energy savings program.
Through the On Board program, a partnership between DP&L, Waibel Energy Systems and the Southwestern Ohio Educational Purchasing Council, 32 school districts reduced their energy costs without any capital improvements or installation of new equipment.
Waibel Energy Systems piloted the program with Vandalia Butler Schools in 2013, saving the district $147,395 per year in energy costs and earning it $78,000 in rebates from DP&L.
The school districts participating in On Board are using simple energy-saving measures recommended by Waibel Energy Systems, such as programming boilers more effectively, reducing heating/cooling based on occupancy and using energy meters to improve load shedding during nights, weekends, holidays and snow days. DP&L contracted with Heapy Engineering to verify the results and calculate the energy efficiency rebates.
"The On Board program shows that making even the simplest changes can yield smarter ways to reduce energy costs and save money. We applaud these school districts and our partners for their pro-active approach to saving energy and protecting the environment," said Tom Raga, President and CEO of DP&L. "By working together, DP&L, Waibel, and the Southwestern Ohio Educational Purchasing Council are making a difference for the students and the community."
The 13 schools received DP&L energy efficiency rebates during an event at Aileron today. They include Bellefontaine City Schools, Brookville Local Schools, Centerville City Schools, Eaton Community Schools, Fort Recovery Local Schools, Graham Local Schools, Hardin-Houston Local Schools, Milton-Union Exempted Village Schools, Northmont City Schools, Russia Local Schools, Twin Valley Community Local Schools, West Carrolton City Schools and Xenia Community Schools.
Later this year, Dayton City Schools and Beavercreek Schools, the largest energy savers in the program, will be among additional school districts receiving rebate checks.
The school program is part of DP&L's ongoing energy efficiency efforts for customers, which also include rebates on new heat pumps and air conditioners, discounts on energy efficient lighting and rebates for business customers. See more energy efficiency measures at www.dpandl.com/save.