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AES Smart Operations Center in Ohio

The center will lead a new era in innovative global energy solutions.

Dayton Power & Light Company (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation, stands up Smart Operations Center in Ohio, the first of its kind in the United States, opening a new era of innovative energy solutions. The facility represents AES’ longstanding commitment to the digital transformation of the energy industry, accelerating a safer and cleaner energy future in the United States and globally. The center also demonstrates AES’ investment in the State of Ohio and its people.

Company Profile
The AES Corporation is a Fortune 500 global power company providing affordable, sustainable energy to 14 countries through a diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities.

The Dayton Power and Light Company is a regional energy provider and an AES company. DP&L provides service to over 527,000 customers in West Central Ohio.

Business Need
Using leading-edge technology, the AES Smart Center will employ data to increase the efficiency of its electric operations across the US. This digital hub also represents the integration of AES’ new Global Performance Monitoring and Analytics Center (PMAC) and AES’ Remote Operations and Control Center (ROCC) for US-based generation assets. This consolidation is critical as the company – and the energy industry as a whole – intensifies its reliance on data and smart grid technologies.

“We believe that the electric grid can become clean and unbreakable and are excited to continue accelerating the future of energy together with an inventive city like Dayton through our first US-based smart operations center,” said Lisa Krueger, AES US Strategic Business Unit President. “Our selection of Dayton as the location of our first US-based smart operations center demonstrates our commitment to the region today and our belief in a strong pool of local innovators who will help us shape tomorrow while contributing to the state’s economic growth.”

Dayton Solutions
“AES’ decision to stand up their Smart Operations Center in Dayton is a testament to the region’s skilled workforce and Ohio’s robust innovation ecosystem,” said J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio president and CEO. “The Dayton Development 
Coalition, JobsOhio and the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce look forward to partnering with AES as it invests in Ohio’s people and infrastructure, which is critical to growing Ohio’s economy.”

The announcement solidifies AES’ renewed investment in Ohio and its commitment to supporting job creation within the state. AES continues to contribute to Ohio’s economic growth. The Smart Operations Center will foster Ohio’s 
workforce development, as the state works to meet increasing digital technology demands.

The AES Smart Operations Center is located at the AES/DP&L MacGregor Park site will attract and employ advanced technology engineers and data scientists from the City of Dayton and the wider Montgomery County and Ohio regions.


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