ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) today announced that AES Gener has been awarded the International Edison Award, the electric utility industry’s most prestigious honor, for the Angamos project in Chile. The award, given annually by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), honors an international member company for its distinguished leadership, innovation and contribution to the advancement of the electric industry.
“These awards are evidence of AES’ core strengths, leading innovation to meet changing power needs,” said Andrés Gluski, AES President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our infrastructure solutions to deliver reliable and affordable power support growth and prosperity in the markets we serve, today and in the future.”
The Angamos project combines low cost, reliable power with innovative lithium ion batteries to increase available capacity and efficiency. With declining gas supplies and increasing demand for reliable baseload generation, Angamos was completed ahead of schedule and utilized award-winning financing. The plant is equipped with the most modern environmental controls and emissions reduction equipment and is the first of its kind in South America to use a seawater cooling tower.
In 2007, AES was selected for the operational improvements in its generation and distribution businesses in Latin America, achieved through sharing best practices and implementing consistent work methodologies. In 2010, AES again was honored with the award for its successful rehabilitation of the 660 MW Masinloc Plant located in the Philippines.
The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 27 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 27,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world's changing power needs. Our 2011 revenues were $17 billion and we own and manage $45 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com.
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