INDIANAPOLIS — The company that provides power and light throughout Indianapolis is changing its name after 94 years.
Beginning Wednesday, Indianapolis Power & Light Co. will be known as AES Indiana, the utility provider announced. AES Corp., which is based in Arlington, Virginia, acquired IPL in 2001.
"At AES Indiana, we are focused on modernizing our electric system to maintain the reliability our customers have come to expect while strategically transitioning to new cleaner solutions to meet future energy needs," AES Indiana president and CEO Kristina Lund said in a news release.
IPL's website now redirects aesindiana.com, and customers can log in from its homepage. Customers will use the same phone number to call AES Indiana as they did to contact IPL.
IPL formed when its two predecessors, Indianapolis Light and Heat Co. and Merchant's Heat and Light Co., merged in 1927.
AES Indiana provides service to more than 490,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Indianapolis, along with portions of other areas surrounding Marion County.
The company generates more than 3,000 megawatts of power for a territory that covers 528 square miles, according to its website.