Plastipak Earns $1 Million in Energy Efficiency Rebates from Dayton Power and Light
Earth-friendly initiatives continue Plastipak’s efforts to improve
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
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
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
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
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.
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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.
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