DP&L Wins Two Awards for Storm Restoration from Edison Electric Institute

Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:45pm EST

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DAYTON, Ohio--(Business Wire)--
The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) has honored Dayton Power & Light (DP&L) with
two awards for storm restoration efforts during two major storms in 2012,
including aid provided on the East Coast following Hurricane Sandy.

AES COO Global Operations and Executive Vice President Andy Vesey (right)
accepting two awards from EEI President Tom Kuhn (left). One was for DP&L storm
restoration efforts in June 2012, the other was for mutual assistance by DP&L
and IPL after Hurricane Sandy.

DP&L received an Emergency Recovery Award for local storm restoration efforts
after the June super derecho brought more than 80 mph winds through the Miami
Valley last year. 

DP&L was also recognized as part of an Emergency Assistance Award given to its
parent company, The AES Corporation, for helping East Coast utilities recover
from Hurricane Sandy in October. 

EEI is the national association of shareholder-owned electric companies,
representing 70% of the U.S. power industry. The Emergency Response Awards
recognize member companies that put forth outstanding efforts to restore service
or to assist another company following a natural disaster. 

EEI noted that DP&L made an "outstanding recovery" following the derecho and,
despite the extensive damage caused by the storm, DP&L managed to restore all of
its customers ahead of the projected timeframe. 

EEI also mentioned the "tremendous support in the recovery from Hurricane Sandy"
when DP&L sent more than 200 crews to repair substations flooded with four feet
of water and to aid several utilities as they restored downed wires in
wind-damaged communities. The crews worked 16-hour days in poor weather and
adverse conditions to help restore power to customers for those utilities.
"These are significant and noteworthy accomplishments," wrote EEI, which
recognized DP&L alongside sister utility Indianapolis Power & Light (IPL). 

"These awards honor DP&L employees for pulling together to make significant
accomplishments in very dangerous and adverse situations," DPL President and CEO
Phil Herrington said. "It was a job well done." 

Last week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie officially echoed those sentiments
saying, "I want to thank the 17,000 out-of-state utility workers who came to New
Jersey from all over America and joined with 10,000 of our own to get power
restored as quickly as possible - so that within nine days of this horrific
storm, electric power had been restored to 90% of customers." 

About The Dayton Power and Light Company and DPL Inc.

The Dayton Power and Light Company is the principal subsidiary of DPL Inc., a
regional energy company. 

DPL Inc.`s other subsidiaries include DPL Energy, LLC (DPLE) 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
500,000 retail customers in West Central Ohio; DPLE engages in the operation of
merchant peaking generation facilities; and DPLER is a competitive retail
electric supplier. DPL Inc., 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. Further information can be found at www.dplinc.com. 

DPL Inc. was acquired by The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) in 2011. AES is a
Fortune 200 global power company. It provides affordable, sustainable energy to
27 countries through a diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as
thermal and renewable generation facilities. Its workforce of 27,000 people is
committed to operational excellence and meeting the world's changing power
needs. AES` 2011 revenues were $17 billion and it owns and manages $45 billion
in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com.

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