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IPL Awarded for Efforts to Restore Service After Storms
Indiana Ag Connection - 06/12/2018

Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation, was presented yesterday with the Edison Electric Institute's (EEI) "Emergency Assistance Award" for its outstanding power restoration efforts after Winter Storm Riley and Winter Storm Quinn hit Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Ohio in March.

The award is given to select EEI member companies to recognize their outstanding response assisting other electric companies in power restoration efforts after service has been disrupted by severe weather conditions or other natural events. The winners are chosen by a panel of judges following an international nomination process. IPL received the award during EEI's annual convention in San Diego.

"On behalf of everyone at IPL, we are honored to be recognized for EEI's Emergency Assistance Award," said IPL President and CEO Craig Jackson. "We take great pride in serving our customers in Indianapolis and helping our industry colleagues in times of great need."

On March 1, Winter Storm Riley hit the northeast and mid-Atlantic and was quickly followed by Winter Storm Quinn. Tropical storm force winds, hurricane force gusts, coastal flooding, and heavy rain and snow left more than 670,000 customers without power across Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Ohio. IPL sent 15 line workers more than 950 miles away to help restore power to customers over the course of 15 days.

"Mutual assistance is a hallmark of the electric power industry. When a disaster impacts a region, neighboring electric companies quickly respond to assist," said EEI President Tom Kuhn. "The work of IPL's crews to restore power to customers impacted by Winter Storm Riley and Winter Storm Quinn is a terrific example of mutual assistance in action and our industry's commitment to serving our customers."

IPL was also recognized by EEI earlier this year for restoration efforts after Hurricane Irma, and in 2016 and 2017 for efforts and assistance in restoring service to customers in both Indiana and Michigan following severe winter weather.

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