“Offering compelling and cost-effective energy efficiency programs to our customers, as well as maintaining a balanced electricity generation portfolio are part of IPL’s commitment to our customers,” said Kelly Huntington, President of IPL.
Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) August 05, 2013
In Indianapolis, Indiana the IND Solar Farm at the Indianapolis International Airport has introduced unique opportunities to local businesses. Several Indianapolis metropolitan based organizations such as Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA), the City of Indianapolis, GES, Telamon Corporation, Johnson Melloh Solutions, Cenergy Power and Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL) have partnered in bringing the IND Solar Farm to fruition.
Project partner Indianapolis Power and Light, has continued its commitment to excellence and energy responsibility with their involvement and support in North America’s largest solar project at the Indianapolis International Airport. Solar generation is an important part of IPL’s commitment to developing renewable generating resources. IPL is committed to maintaining a balanced electricity generation portfolio. “In 2007, IPL’s generation resources included 86% coming from coal and oil”, said Brandi Davis-Handy, Director of External Communications, Indianapolis Power and Light Company (IPL). “Our current plans, subject to IURC approval, will include 55% coal, 33% natural gas, 10% wind and solar, and 2 % oil by 2017.”
IPL provides retail electric service to more than 470,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Indianapolis and other central Indiana communities. During June of 2013, IPL was recognized as a top utility for renewable power programs by the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
This award is received on the heels of IPL’s involvement with the IND Solar Farm Project. Solar generation is an important part of IPL’s commitment to developing renewable generating resources. There are currently plans to add more than 30 new solar generation systems in IPL’s service territory. These new projects would increase the total solar power under contract by IPL to nearly 100 megawatts. IPL will likely be #1 in the Central Region of the U.S. for solar generation, assuming all of the projects in our system’s interconnection queue are completed by their developers.
IPL’s commitment to supplying Indiana with safe, reliable, responsible power to customers has never been more apparent. IPL is committed to continuing to meet their customers' needs for providing safe, reliable, and affordable power. Since the company's creation in 1926, IPL’s people have been committed to being the best in the industry.
IPL continues to safely deliver affordable electricity and great service, with current residential and commercial rates that are well below industry averages and customer service ratings that are among the best.
“Offering compelling and cost-effective energy efficiency programs to our customers, as well as maintaining a balanced electricity generation portfolio are part of IPL’s commitment to our customers,” said Kelly Huntington, President of IPL. “We believe the changes we are making now are the best option to meet new and upcoming environmental standards while keeping the cost to customers affordable.”
The $35-$40 million dollar alternative energy project is a significant public-private partnership that includes the Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA), the City of Indianapolis, and privately held businesses GES, Telamon Corporation, Johnson Melloh Solutions, Cenergy Power and Indianapolis Power & Light Company. All entities involved are committed to finding creative solutions to increase sustainability in Indianapolis while helping diversify generation sources of electric power for Indianapolis business and residential customers.
For information on the solar farm, visit IND Solar Farm’s Facebook page INDSolarFarm or @INDSolarFarm.
ABOUT GENERAL ENERGY SOLUTIONS USA,
General Energy Solutions USA, is a global solar energy company headquartered in Taiwan, is proud to help our clients secure a brighter and cleaner future by harnessing solar power to efficiently, safely and responsibly meet our energy needs, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions and decreasing reliance on traditional fuels. Through close alliances with strategic partners, GES invests responsibly in our communities at every step of the process to complete integrated solar energy solutions: wafers; solar cells; photovoltaic modules; and solar farm design, construction and operation. For more information, please visit http://www.gesyw.com.
ABOUT TELAMON CORPORATION
Telamon Corporation’s goal is to simplify business. We specialize in solutions for telecommunication networks, business process outsourcing, energy efficiency, industrial assembly, and telehealth services. Based in Carmel, Indiana, we operate in ten locations – eight domestic and two international. Telamon, the Greek word for “support”, is uniquely positioned as a minority-owned company. We continuously exceed customer expectations and standards and have been recognized globally through numerous awards and certifications. Using the servant model, at Telamon, your needs are our only priority. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.telamon.com.
ABOUT IND SOLAR FARM
The IND Solar Farm is the largest planned airport solar farm in North America. The solar farm project is a significant public-private partnership that includes the Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA), the City of Indianapolis, and privately held businesses General Energy Solutions Inc. (GES), Telamon Corporation, Johnson Melloh Solutions and the Indianapolis Power & Light Company. Upon its completion, this $35-$40 million dollar alternative energy project will cover 75 acres of land, comprise more than 41,000 solar panels, and will have the capacity to produce enough renewable energy to prevent approximately 10,700 tons of carbon dioxide from being released into the environment each year. For more information on IND Solar Farm, visit the farm’s website at indsolarfarm.com and the IND Solar Farm Facebook page.
ABOUT JOHNSON MELLOH SOLUTIONS
Formed in response to the growing need of an energy services company that can self-perform, Johnson Melloh Solutions focuses on energy conservation services and general contracting for customer classes, ranging from residential renewable energy offerings to energy savings contracting for school systems to large-scale industrial energy plant management and service. JMS develops a holistic evaluation of their customers’ energy infrastructure and then has the wherewithal to implement the ideas. We at JMS stand ready to address all of the energy demands our clients may face. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.johnsonmellohsolutions.com.
ABOUT CENERGY POWER
The general contractor and construction management company selected for the IND Solar Farm installation will be Cenergy Power. Cenergy Power is a fully integrated solar EPC company and is tasked with the design, engineering and construction of the massive solar farm. Cenergy is targeting the fall of 2013 for completion. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.cenergypower.com.
ABOUT THE INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY
The Indianapolis Airport Authority owns and operates Indiana’s largest airport system. In addition to Indianapolis International Airport, its facilities include the Downtown Heliport, Eagle Creek Airpark, Hendricks County Airport, Indianapolis Regional Airport, and Metropolitan Airport. IND has received several prestigious awards recognizing it as a leader within its class, including annual Airport Service Quality awards for performance excellence by Airports Council International. IND is the first airport in the U.S. to win LEED® certification for an entire terminal campus, and the airport has won recognition for excellent customer service, concessions programs, and art and architecture.
IND’s economic impact in Central Indiana is more than $4.5 billion annually, and about 10,000 people work at the airport each day. IND serves more than 7 million business and leisure travelers each year and averages 141 daily flights to 33 nonstop destinations. Home of the world's second-largest FedEx Express operation and the nation’s eighth-largest cargo airport, IND is committed to becoming the airport system of choice for both passenger and cargo service. For more information, visit IND’s Facebook page Indianapolis International Airport and Twitter page at @INDairport.
INDIANAPOLIS POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
Indianapolis Power & Light Company provides retail electric service to more than 470,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Indianapolis, as well as portions of other Central Indiana communities surrounding Marion County. During its long history, IPL has supplied its customers with some of the lowest-cost, most reliable power in the country. For more information about the company, please visit http://www.IPLpower.com.
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