Dayton Power and Light (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), is announcing it has recycled 18,000 refrigerators and freezers since beginning its appliance recycling program in 2009, saving customers $11.7 million in energy costs.
The program pays customers $50 to have their old inefficient working refrigerator or freezer picked up for free. Almost 100% of the materials are recycled, helping to protect the environment and avoiding filling up landfills. Replacing an inefficient refrigerator that uses three times the amount of energy as a newer model can have the impact of taking up to two cars off the road for a year.
In addition, customers can save up to $150 in energy costs annually by using a more energy efficient appliance that meets current energy standards. A 20-year-old refrigerator can use 1,200 kilowatt hours annually while a new high energy efficient model uses 400-500 kilowatt hours annually.
The appliance recycling program is part of DP&L’s ongoing Energy Efficiency efforts to help customers save money through rebates for reducing energy costs by installing higher energy efficiency heating and air conditioning equipment, and for discounts for purchasing high efficiency lighting products at participating retailers.
For more information about recycling your appliance or to schedule a pick-up, 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. AES’ 2014 revenues were $17 billion and AES owns and manages $39 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com. Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.
Mary Ann Kabel, 937-224-5940