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Indianapolis Power & Light Company, also known as IPL or IPALCO, is a utility company providing electric service to the city of Indianapolis, Indiana. It is a subsidiary and largest utility of AES Corporation, which acquired it in 2000.[1]

Indianapolis Light and Heat Company and Merchant’s Heat and Light Company merged to create IPL in October 1926. IPL provides "retail electric service to more than 465,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Indianapolis, Indiana and other central Indiana communities."[2]

ALEC Ties

IPALCO, the owner of Indianapolis Power and Light, has been a corporate funder of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). [3]

A list of ALEC Corporations can be found here.

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Existing Coal Plants

The company owns and operates three coal-fired generating plants and a combustion turbine which gives the company a total generating capacity of 3,353 MW of power.[4]

Plant State Year(s) Built Capacity
Eagle Valley Station IN 1951, 1953, 1956 302 MW
Petersburg Generating Station IN 1967, 1969, 1977, 1986 1,873 MW
Harding Street Station IN 1958, 1961, 1973 698 MW
  • Georgetown combustion turbine is located on the northwest side of Indianapolis, Indiana, and has a production capacity of 158 MW of power.

Contact details

Indianapolis Power & Light Company
One Monument Circle
P.O. Box 1595
Indianapolis, Indiana 46206
Phone: 317-261-8261
Website: http://www.iplpower.com/

Articles and resources

References

  1. Indianapolis Power & Light Company, "About Indianapolis Power & Light Company", Indianapolis Power & Light Company website, August 2009.
  2. Indianapolis Power & Light Company, "About Indianapolis Power & Light Company", Indianapolis Power & Light Company website, August 2009.
  3. Clearinghouse on Environmental Advocacy and Research, project of the Environmental Working Group, Information on American Legislative Exchange Council, archived organizational profile, archived by Wayback Machine December 2, 2000, accessed August 19, 2011
  4. Indianapolis Power & Light Company, "IPL At A Glance", Indianapolis Power & Light Company website, August 2009.

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External resources

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