Wright-Patterson, DP&L’s largest customer, gets $1M in energy rebates
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Wright-Patterson, the largest customer of electric utility Dayton Power & Light Co., has reached a milestone of $1 million in energy refunds, officials said Monday.
The Miami Valley base surpassed the amount this month after five years of rebates, said Col. John M. Devillier, Wright-Patterson installation commander.
Wright-Patt and DP&L officials marked the milestone in a ceremony on the sprawling base Monday.
As the largest single-site employer in Ohio with more than 26,000 workers, Wright-Patterson consumes about 25 percent of DP&L’s electrical production. “To put that in perspective, Wright-Patterson uses the same amount of energy as about 12,000 homes,” said Thomas Tatham, DP&L director of strategic accounts.
Wright-Patt is the third largest user of utilities in the Air Force, according to Devillier. Two of the big electricity users are the Air Force Materiel Command headquarters and Air Force Research Laboratory directorates.
The base spends $3 million a month on utility costs, and DP&L accounts for about half of the dollars spent, he said.