AES Ohio’s Gift of Power continues to offer winter payment assistance

November 16, 2023

  • AES Ohio, its employees, and customers annually donate to help families struggling to pay their winter heating bills.
  • During the last winter heating season, $142,000 thousand was distributed to 465 families.

Today, AES Ohio, a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), begins its ninth year of the Gift of Power program to help assist customers who need help paying their electric bills and may not be eligible for other types of aid. Since 2015, the program has distributed $1.3 million in financial relief to more than 3,500 local families.

The Company’s contribution of $50,000, along with generous donations from AES Ohio customers and employees, keeps the power on for families, friends and neighbors throughout our 24-county service territory. Every dollar stays local, all donations are administered by our local Salvation Army.

“AES Ohio is committed to providing assistance to all customers, but understands the challenge many have in winter months when energy bills can increase as the temperatures dip,” said Brandi Davis-Handy, AES US Utilities Chief Customer Officer. “The Gift of Power supports our families and neighbors who need it the most, helping them to avoid the difficult choice between a warm home and other necessities. We greatly appreciate the many customers and employees who contribute each year to make a meaningful impact for hundreds of customers across the Miami Valley.”

The Gift of Power program assists AES Ohio customers who have recently suffered financial hardship, but do not qualify for other Ohio Energy Assistance programs. The application period and distribution of program funds begins January 16, 2024 through April 15, 2024, or until funds are exhausted.

AES Ohio customers have the power to help by completing the special donation envelope in their monthly bill or contributing online at


About AES Ohio

AES Ohio is the principal subsidiary of DPL Inc. (DPL), a regional energy provider and an AES company. AES Ohio, a regulated electric utility, provides service to over 527,000 customers in West Central Ohio. During its long history, AES Ohio has served its customers with the lowest rates in Ohio among investor-owned utilities. Connect with AES Ohio on X (formerly Twitter), FacebookInstagram and LinkedIn. Learn more about how AES Ohio is accelerating the future of energy, visit