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Dayton Power and Light Partners with The Foodbank for Energy Savings

DAYTON, Ohio, May 04, 2016 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dayton Power and Light (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation AES, +0.09% is partnering with The Foodbank and other area food pantries to distribute 160,000 energy efficient light bulbs to help families reduce their energy costs.

Families served will receive free ENERGY STAR certified Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs from DP&L. The free CFLs will help families save on their energy costs, allowing them to make other priority purchases.

CFLs use about 75 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs and can save $30 or more in electricity costs over the lifetime of the bulb. The average home has 40 light bulb sockets. When incandescent bulbs are replaced with energy efficient CFLs, families may receive significant energy savings.

“Each year, The Foodbank provides meals for those in the Miami Valley who need assistance feeding their families. Again, this year, DP&L is proud to partner with The Foodbank for the distribution of energy-saving CFLs to deliver relief for our neighbors who may also be struggling with their energy costs,” said DP&L President and CEO Tom Raga.

The CFL giveaway is another way DP&L contributes to the community through local food pantries for residents of the Miami Valley. Each year, our employees also donate to food drives and pantries throughout our 24-county service...