Indianapolis Power & Light Company is now AES Indiana.
The former IPL, a subsidiary of AES Corp., announced the new name and brand identity on Wednesday morning. The company is also sporting a new logo that retains some of the familiar colors from IPL to illustrate the company’s history.
The company operates the Eagle Valley Generating Station along Blue Bluff Road north of Martinsville and provides power to Mooresville and other areas in northern Morgan County.
AES Corporation, which works for Applied Energy Service Corp. was acquired by IPL in 2001. According to a Facebook post, the new name is said to “better reflect the global resources, expertise, innovation and technology that it can offer its customers” from the company.
When they go to the company’s old website, iplpower.com, customers are now directed to aesindiana.com. The name change is now also reflected in the company’s billing and other correspondence.
Credentials and billing information for the customer account were not affected by the name change.
The old IPL Twitter and Facebook accounts have also been deactivated. AES ‘Twitter and Facebook pages are up, spreading the news and encouraging customers to bookmark the new website.
In a press release, officials said AES Indiana has global access to technology and innovation for the benefit of customers, but continues to serve Indianapolis reliably.
“We are developing new solutions to help all of our customers, from young families to thriving tech companies and everywhere in between, meet their most important goals,” said Kristina Lund, President and CEO of AES Indiana, in a statement. “We want to create the energy services of the future that will help the Indianapolis area continue to generate new jobs and stimulate the economy.”
The Indianapolis Light and Heat Company and the Merchant’s Heat and Light Company merged into the Indianapolis Power & Light Company in January 1927, according to the company’s website. At that time, the company had a total of 105,000 customers.
AES Indiana now provides retail power services to more than 500,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers. The company generates more than 3,000 MW of electricity for a service area of 528 square miles.