Dayton Power and Light (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), is participating in a program with Argonne National Laboratories, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP), to encourage distributors of commercial products to sell energy efficient cogged (or notched) V-belts.
The pilot program, which runs through October, is attempting to transform the market and move businesses toward the use of cogged V-belts, which run cooler, last longer and use two to three percent less energy than the standard smooth V-belt, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
V-belts are used in electric motors in both industrial and commercial markets. Cogged V-belts have perpendicular slots on the belt’s length that reduce a belt’s bending resistance and improve power transmission of motor systems.
Two participating distributors – Allied Supply and Johnstone Supply – can earn incentives for increasing sales of cogged belts during the program by encouraging customers to make the smart energy choice and switch to the cogged V-belt.
Allied Supply has participating locations in Dayton, Lima and Columbus. Johnstone Supply’s Columbus location is participating in the pilot program.
The program is part of DP&L’s ongoing Energy Efficiency efforts to help businesses save money through rebates for reducing energy costs by installing higher energy efficiency equipment, lighting and for designing and constructing buildings that are more energy efficient than standard codes.
For more information about DP&L’s energy efficiency programs for businesses, visit our website.
About The Dayton Power and Light Company and AES
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 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 3,000 megawatts of generation capacity, of which 2,000 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 www.dplinc.com. Follow DP&L on Twitter @DPLToday.
The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 18 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 18,500 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. Our 2014 revenues were $17 billion and we own and manage $39 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com. Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.
Mary Ann Kabel, 937-224-5940