Indianapolis Power & Light

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Founded October 1926
Headquarters Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Area served Indianapolis metropolitan area
Products Electricity
Employees 1,500
Parent AES Corporation
Indianapolis Power & Light headquarters building, 1968 remodeling by Lennox, Matthews, Simmons & Ford, lighting design Norman F. Schnitker, IPL, photographed in 2009

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

Indianapolis Light and Heat Company and Merchant’s Heat and Light Company, merged to create IPL in October 1926. The company's present-day headquarters building on Monument Circle was built in 1935. In 1937, IPL began a rural electrification program, running power lines to many areas outside Marion County.[1] IPL provides electric service to more than 470,000 customers in a 528-square-mile (1,370 km2) service territory.

Generating Plants[edit]

The company owns and operates three coal-fired generating plants, combustion turbine, and a wind farm which gives the company a total nameplate generating capacity of 3,513 MW of power.

  • Georgetown combustion turbine is located on the northwest side of Indianapolis and has a production capacity of 158 MW of power.[3]
  • Hoosier Wind Farm is a joint venture between IPL and enXco, and has a namplate capacity of 160 MW of power.[4]


  1. ^ "About IPL". IPL. Retrieved 2008-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2008" (Excel). Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy. 2008. Retrieved 2009-11-28. 
  3. ^ "Indianapolis Power & Light Fact Sheet". IPL. Retrieved 2008-10-22. 
  4. ^ "Construction to Begin on Another Indiana Wind Project". Inside Indiana Business. 2009-04-17. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 

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