Dayton Power & Light Company, a subsidiary of The AES Corporation recently marks the announcement of its Smart Operations Center in Ohio, opening a new era of innovative energy solutions. The facility represents AES longstanding commitment to the digital transformation of the energy industry, accelerating a cleaner energy future in the United States and globally.
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.
Bernerd Da Santos, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, AES said: “The transition to a cleaner, more efficient energy future depends in large part on the adoption of digital technology. 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.”
Lisa Krueger, Strategic Business Unit President, AES US said: “We believe that the electric grid can become clean and unbreakable and are excited to continue accelerating the future of energy together with an inventive city like Dayton through our first US-based smart operations center. Our selection of Dayton as the location of our first US-based smart operations center demonstrates our commitment to the region today and our belief in a strong pool of local innovators who will help us shape tomorrow while contributing to the state’s economic growth.”
J.P. Nauseef, President and CEO, JobsOhio said: “AES’ decision to stand up their Smart Operations Center in Dayton is a testament to the region’s skilled workforce and Ohio’s robust innovation ecosystem. The Dayton Development Coalition, JobsOhio and the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce looks forward to partnering with AES as it invests in Ohio’s people and infrastructure, which is critical to growing Ohio’s economy.”