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Dayton Power & Light Awards Victoria Theatre Association a Rebate for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

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Dayton Power & Light Company (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) awarded Victoria Theatre Association with an energy efficiency rebate of $67,650 for extensive lighting upgrades in The Arts Garage.

Over the summer Victoria Theatre Association replaced 445 lighting fixtures with energy efficient LED fixtures that will save 519,387 kilowatt hours of energy and about $41,000 annually. More than 230 motion sensors were also installed to turn off unnecessary lighting based on occupancy. Victoria Theatre Association is already seeing savings on their electric bills.

Separately, The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation (DP&L Foundation) announces it has become Victoria Theatre Association’s official energy sponsor. The Victoria Theatre Association recognizes the value of maintaining its landmark performing arts facilities, including Victoria Theatre, the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, The Loft Theatre and The Arts Garage with up-to-date energy efficient systems.

To maximize all opportunities for energy efficiency, the Victoria Theatre Association worked closely with The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L) to secure rebates for building projects with potential energy savings.

On Tuesday, September 23, DP&L President and CEO Derek A. Porter will present Victoria Theatre Association officials with an energy efficiency rebate of $67,650 for an extensive lighting upgrade in the Arts Garage.

“DP&L’s mission is to keep the lights on for our residents, and to ensure that the cultural life of our community shines brightly for many years,” Porter said. “Like many of our employees who are involved in theater, music or arts programs in their communities, I am passionate about organizations like the Victoria Theatre Association because of the significant value they bring to our lives.”

“We welcome DP&L Foundation as our official energy sponsor,” says President and CEO of Victoria Theatre Association and The Arts Center Foundation, Ken Neufeld. “The DP&L rebate program has meant huge savings for us and as a downtown business that consumes a lot of energy, anything we can do to be more efficient and keep expenses down is important. All proceeds from the garage operations help offset the cost of running the Victoria Theatre, the Benjamin and Marion Schuster Performing Arts Center, and the Metropolitan Arts Center. This revenue helps us offer the best possible rates on rent and services that we provide to our resident companies like the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance and the Human Race Theatre Company and our many other arts partners.”

During the morning rush, 7:30 – 10:30 a.m., DP&L representatives will also be distributing energy efficient compact florescent light bulbs to parking garage patrons to try out in their own homes and an energy bar to power them through their day. We encourage all to stop by and learn about DP&L energy efficiency programs.

About The Dayton Power and Light Company, AES and The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation

The Dayton Power and Light Company is the principal subsidiary of DPL Inc. (DPL) a regional energy provider and an AES Company. DPL’s other significant subsidiaries include DPL Energy, LLC (DPLE), Miami Valley Insurance Company (MVIC), and DPL Energy Resources, Inc. (DPLER), which also does business as DP&L Energy. The Dayton Power and Light Company, a regulated electric utility, provides service to over 515,000 retail customers in West Central Ohio; DPLE engages in the operation of merchant peaking generation facilities; MVIC, a captive insurance company, provides insurance services to DPL and its subsidiaries, and DPLER is a competitive retail electric supplier. DPL, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates approximately 3,800 megawatts of generation capacity, of which 2,800 megawatts are coal-fired units and 1,000 megawatts are solar, natural gas and diesel peaking units. For more information about the company, please visit Follow DP&L on Twitter @DPLToday.

The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 20 countries through a diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 17,800 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. AES’ 2013 revenues were $16 billion and we own and manage $40 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.

The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation established in 1985 to invest in our communities and contribute to the improvement of the overall quality of life. The DP&L Foundation focuses its contributions in the following strategic contribution areas: Economic Development, Arts & Culture, Health & Human Services, and Education. Since its inception, The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation has made gifts in excess of $31 million. To learn more, please visit

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