AES Announces Smart Operations Center in Ohio

The center will lead a new era in innovative global energy solutions

Activu customer, DP&L, announces its new Smart Operations Center, which utilizes the latest industry-leading technology from Activu.

Dayton Power & Light Company (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), today marks the announcement of its Smart Operations Center in Ohio, the first of its kind in the United States, opening a new era of innovative energy solutions. The facility represents AES’ longstanding commitment to the digital transformation of the energy industry, accelerating a safer and cleaner energy future in the United States and globally. The center also demonstrates AES’ investment in the State of Ohio and its people.

Using leading-edge technology, the AES Smart Center will employ data to increase the efficiency of its electric operations across the US. This digital hub also represents the integration of AES’ new Global Performance Monitoring and Analytics Center (PMAC) and AES’ Remote Operations and Control Center (ROCC) for US-based generation assets. This consolidation is critical as the company – and the energy industry as a whole – intensifies its reliance on data and smart grid technologies.

“The transition to a cleaner, more efficient energy future depends in large part on the adoption of digital technology,” said Bernerd Da Santos, AES Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “The new AES Smart Center will tap into the power of data and digital platforms, allowing us to monitor, remotely operate and improve the management of our power generation operations, including solar, wind, hydro, thermal and energy storage facilities across the United States and globally from one central location. This digital approach will lead the way to a greener, more sustainable future for the businesses and communities we serve.”