Dayton, Ohio - July 19, 2016 - The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), today is presenting Montgomery County with energy efficiency rebates totaling $650,843.11 for employing innovative strategies and installing technology that is reducing their annual energy costs and improving daily operations.
"The Montgomery County Commissioners are pleased to accept this rebate from DP&L, which encourages sustainable energy usage in our community," said Montgomery County Commission President Judy Dodge. "We also want to thank our staff at Environmental Services, who worked so hard to improve our operations, save the County money and be good stewards of the environment and public health."
As part of a concentrated effort to reduce energy usage and be more energy efficient, Montgomery County Environmental Services has reduced its annual energy usage by installing energy-efficient equipment and technology that has improved overall operations and wastewater treatment. Before today's rebate, DP&L has awarded more than $200,000 in energy efficiency rebates to Montgomery County for various energy-saving projects.
For this key project, Environmental Services installed high efficiency LED lighting and replaced a jet aeration system with a fine-bubble aeration system in multiple processing tanks at the Western Regional Water Reclamation Facility. Energy savings resulted from removing mixing pumps inside the tanks and reducing the number of high-powered centrifugal blowers.
As a result, Montgomery County expects to reduce its annual energy consumption by an estimated 7,989,227 kilowatt hours.
"Through smart planning and utilizing today's energy-efficient technology, Montgomery County is leading the way in using energy more effectively and being fiscally responsible towards the public," said DP&L President and CEO Tom Raga. "DP&L is proud to partner with the commissioners in their innovative efforts to reduce energy consumption."
DP&L's ongoing energy efficiency efforts for customers include rebates on installing new heat pumps and air conditioners, discounts on energy efficient lighting and rebates for business customers. See how to apply for rebates for increasing energy efficiency and more energy efficiency measures at www.dpandl.com/save.