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AES consolidates operations in Indianapolis, Dayton

AES Corp., parent company of Dayton Power & Light and Indianapolis Power & Light Co., said Friday it will make Indianapolis its U.S. operations headquarters, a move worth 100 new jobs to that city.

The company said the changes won’t affect the employee headcount here significantly. Some jobs here will move to Indianapolis. Dayton Power & Light will maintain its operational headquarters here, as well as the competitive generation unit and commercial and retail sales, the company said.

“The goal of the new management structure is to implement a regional approach which will allow the U.S. companies to streamline operations, minimize overhead and strengthen accountability throughout the United States,” the company said.

Part of that streamlining was the closing of AES’ Houston, Texas office. The majority of those positions will move to Indianapolis, the company said. Some jobs from Texas could move here.

“While some DPL jobs may move to Indianapolis, the end result of employment levels in Dayton is not expected to be a significant change,” said company spokeswoman Debbie Carity.

AES has 21 businesses in the U.S. that will transition to operate as one business unit, AES said. The company said it will add 100 jobs to the headquarters by the end of 2014 and has already begun filling the positions.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. said it has promised AES $2.75 million in tax incentives and up to $87,500 in training grants provided the company creates all the jobs.

Ken Zagzebski has been named president of AES’ U.S. Strategic Business Unit and will remain CEO of IPL, the company said. Zagzebski will oversee AES’ 21 U.S. businesses from Indianapolis. Kelly Huntington has been named president of IPL.

AES is a power supplier in 23 countries and has a global workforce of 25,000, including 3,600 in the United States.

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