Miami Valley Students Explore Energy at DP&L and Vectren Energy Fair
DAYTON, Ohio — February 27, 2013 — The energy of youth collides with scientific theory at Dayton Power & Light (DP&L) and Vectren Energy Fair, on Friday, March 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the University of Dayton.
This year’s Energy Fair will bring together high school students from around the Miami Valley to instruct younger students on becoming more energy efficient using scientific experiments and energy demonstrations.
Almost 500 students will attend the Energy Fair, facilitated by the Ohio Energy Project (OEP), at UD’s River Campus building on South Patterson Boulevard.
High school students from Kettering-Fairmont, Oakwood, Eaton, Lehman Catholic, Clinton-Massie, Thurgood Marshall and Chaminade Julienne will be instructing students in grades 4-7 from Kettering, Troy, Dayton Public and Clinton-Massie.
This year, students will use high-tech thermal imagers to explore “pictures” made with infrared radiation. They will also explore the Energy Carnival, ride the Energy Bike and conduct science experiments with exploration stations featuring activities about light and color; refraction of light, states of matter; sound waves; sound and pitch, energy transformations; Ohio resources for energy; thermal energy; appliances and electricity; and electrical circuits.
The Energy Fair is part of DP&L’s and Vectren’s School Education Program facilitated by OEP throughout the school year. The school program is part of DP&L’s ongoing energy efficiency efforts for customers, which also include rebates on new heat pumps and air conditioners, discounts on energy-efficient lighting, free refrigerator recycling and rebates for business customers.
See more energy efficiency measures at www.dpandl.com/save.
About The Dayton Power and Light Company and DPL Inc.
The Dayton Power and Light Company is the principal subsidiary of DPL Inc., a regional energy company.
DPL Inc.’s other subsidiaries include DPL Energy, LLC (DPLE) and DPL Energy Resources, Inc. (DPLER), which also does business as DP&L Energy. The Dayton Power and Light Company, a regulated electric utility, provides service to over 500,000 retail customers in West Central Ohio; DPLE engages in the operation of merchant peaking generation facilities; and DPLER is a competitive retail electric supplier. DPL Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates approximately 3,800 megawatts of generation capacity, of which 2,800 megawatts are coal-fired units and 1,000 megawatts are natural gas and diesel peaking units. Further information can be found at www.dplinc.com.
DPL Inc. was acquired by The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) in 2011. AES is a Fortune 200 global power company. It provides affordable, sustainable energy to 25 countries through a diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Its workforce of 25,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world's changing power needs. AES’ 2012 revenues were $18 billion and it owns and manages $42 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com.
About Vectren Corporation
Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) is an energy holding company headquartered in Evansville, Ind. Vectren’s energy delivery subsidiaries provide gas and/or electricity to more than 1 million customers in adjoining service territories that cover nearly two-thirds of Indiana and west central Ohio. Vectren’s nonutility subsidiaries and affiliates currently offer energy-related products and services to customers throughout the U.S. These include infrastructure services, energy services, coal mining and energy marketing. To learn more about Vectren, visit www.vectren.com.
Vectren contact: Chase Kelley
Phone: (812) 491-4128
About the Ohio Energy Project
The Ohio Energy Project (OEP), an award-winning energy education organization, facilitates DP&L and Vectren's School Education Program. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency recognized OEP’s work with an “Outstanding Energy Education Program” award in 2008.
OEP contact: Debby Yerkes
Phone: (513) 602-5522