AES Indiana released its 2022 Community Impact Report, detailing more than $2 million in investments throughout Central Indiana. Investments from the utility company were distributed to more than 50 nonprofit organizations, with an emphasis on six strategic areas: Arts and culture; customer needs; economics; education and workforce development; environment; and diversity, equity and inclusion.
“The challenges our customers and communities faced in the past few years were the driving force behind our smart and strategic investments,” AES Indiana president and CEO Kristina Lund said in a news release when the report was released on May 11. “We emerged from the pandemic with renewed energy and a greater need to drive positive lasting impact in the communities where we live and serve. Our impact report shines a light on our commitment to our customers and our continued commitment to accelerating the future of energy, together.”
AES continued its annual Employee Giving Campaign tradition by donating more than $400,000 to 35 different nonprofit organizations. In December, more than 120 AES employees raised money to support holiday meal packages and gift totes delivered to the Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center and the Edna Martin Center.
AES Indiana also supported restoration efforts when the fifth-strongest hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. obliterated Southwest Florida in October 2022, sending roughly 200 contractor linemen to restore electricity in the area.
AES Indiana also filed a strategic plan that included adding wind, solar and battery charging energy over the next five years.
More than a dozen employees volunteered to support JobSpark Junior Achievement’s two-day hands-on career expo at the Indiana State Fairgrounds to help students learn about careers in the energy and utility industry. To read the full report, visit aesindiana.com/community.
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