DAYTON, Ohio--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES), filed an amended stipulation (Stipulation) to its Electric Security Plan (ESP) with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). The proposed settlement reflects broad support from thirteen parties and the PUCO’s staff, as well as interests of residential, commercial, industrial and low-income customers. The stipulation allows DP&L and its parent, DPL Inc., the opportunity to achieve an investment grade credit rating and modernize its distribution infrastructure in order to continue providing customers safe, stable and reliable service.
“For over a century, we have proudly served the customers in our service territory. The settlement benefits our customers by positioning us to modernize our distribution infrastructure and at the end of the term, provide a path for future growth opportunities.”
To permit additional time for submission of testimony by parties, the PUCO has granted an extension of the hearing date to April 3, 2017. A final decision by the PUCO is anticipated mid-year. If the PUCO agrees to the proposed settlement, the average residential customer in the DP&L service territory, using 1,000 kWh on DP&L's Standard Service Offer, can expect a monthly bill decrease of ($0.25).
“The proposed settlement represents a compromise among the parties, while allowing DP&L an opportunity to achieve an investment grade credit rating,” said DP&L President and CEO, Tom Raga. “For over a century, we have proudly served the customers in our service territory. The settlement benefits our customers by positioning us to modernize our distribution infrastructure and at the end of the term, provide a path for future growth opportunities.”
The stipulation includes a three-year Distribution Modernization Rider (DMR) set at $105 million per year that could be extended by the PUCO for an additional two years. The DMR will be dedicated to continuing DPL Inc. and DP&L’s debt repayment plan.
A copy of the filed settlement is available at http://dis.puc.state.oh.us/CaseRecord.aspx?CaseNo=16-0395.
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About The Dayton Power and Light Company and The AES Corporation
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 AES Ohio Generation, LLC (AES Ohio Gen), Miami Valley Insurance Company (MVIC), and Miami Valley Lighting, LLC (MVLt). The Dayton Power and Light Company, a regulated electric utility, provides service to over 515,000 customers in West Central Ohio; AES Ohio Gen engages in the operation of merchant peaking generation facilities; MVIC, a captive insurance company, provides insurance services to DPL and its subsidiaries, and MVLt 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 17 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 19,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. Our 2016 revenues were $14 billion and we own and manage $36 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com. Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.