Plastipak Earns $1 Million in Energy Efficiency Rebates from Dayton Power and Light
By Business Wire News
By Business Wire News
The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), is recognizing Plastipak Packaging Inc. (Plastipak) for earning $1 million in rebates through energy-saving measures that are improving the environment. The efforts are part of a broader corporate energy efficiency initiative being pursued at Plastipak’s sites globally.
“Plastipak is committed to shrinking the company’s environmental footprint through a series of earth- friendly initiatives that continue to grow through the creativity of Plastipak associates,” said William C. Young, President Plastipak Packaging Inc.
Supported by DP&L’s Energy Efficiency team, Plastipak’s Jackson Center packaging plant in Ohio has significantly increased the energy efficiency of its heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), compressed air system, and motors and drives. Plastipak becomes only the second DP&L customer to achieve $1 million in total energy efficiency rebates.
Two of the larger projects equate to significant energy savings with the installation of a new chiller and cooling tower. Switching from an air to a water cooled chiller allows Plastipak to save more than three million kilowatt hours per year and installing a 500-ton cooling tower will save more than four million kilowatt hours annually. Plastipak received nearly $600,000 in rebates just for these two projects.
As a result of all the improvements plant-wide, Plastipak’s Jackson Center site will realize a total of 18,101,109 kilowatt hours per year in energy savings.
“Plastipak is taking the necessary steps across their facility making energy efficiency and the environment a priority and today, we celebrate the realization of those efforts,” said Tom Raga, DP&L President and CEO. “When Plastipak’s business leaders alongside their associates implement creative solutions for their energy costs we all save. DP&L is proud to partner with Plastipak’s management team and recognize the achievement of $1 million in total energy efficient rebates.”
Specific Programs and Energy Savings:
- Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning – 7,404,995 kWh ($600,000 rebates)
- Compressed Air – 2,127,087 kWh ($106,000 rebates)
- Motors and Drives – 3,198,011 kWh ($68,000 rebates)
- Lighting – 2,879,775 kWh ($83,000 rebates)
- Other programs – 2,491,241 kWh ($143,000 rebates)
DP&L’s ongoing Energy Efficiency efforts 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.
Plastipak is a privately held global manufacturer of plastic goods and injection molded products. With headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan, Plastipak has 5,000 associates at manufacturing facilities around the world, including Jackson Center, Ohio. For more than four decades Plastipak associates have dedicated themselves to focusing on advanced innovative technology, superior products, and most of all, its valuable customers.
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 Miami Valley Lighting, LLC (MVL). 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 MVL maintains outdoor lighting to governments and businesses. 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, battery storage and diesel peaking units. For more information about the company, please visit www.dplinc.com. Connect with DP&L at www.twitter.com/dpltoday, www.linkedin.com/company/dayton-power-and-light, and at www.facebook.com/DPLToday.
The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 18 countries through a 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.
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Mary Ann Kabel, 937-224-5940