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AES Announces Next Decarbonization Milestone

Apr 18, 2023

Agrees to PPA Buyout at 205 MW Warrior Run Plant in Maryland

ARLINGTON, Va., April 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) today announced an agreement to terminate the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for its 205 MW Warrior Run coal-fired power plant in Maryland.  The offtaker, Potomac Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., agreed to terminate the PPA for a total consideration of $357 million, subject to approval by the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC).  If approved, the early termination of the PPA is forecasted to save Potomac Edison's customers nearly $80 million over the next seven years, and will help the State of Maryland achieve its decarbonization targets.

"This agreement is another milestone in our journey toward decarbonization," said Andrés Gluski, AES President and Chief Executive Officer.  "Following the contract termination, we see interesting opportunities to repurpose the Warrior Run site for low carbon solutions that continue to serve local communities." 

Under the terms of the agreement, AES will continue to operate the Warrior Run plant through at least May 2024.  AES will work with existing employees to manage a responsible transition.  AES will maintain full operational control of the site following decommissioning.

About AES

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 500 global energy company accelerating the future of energy.  Together with our many stakeholders, we're improving lives by delivering the greener, smarter energy solutions the world needs.  Our diverse workforce is committed to continuous innovation and operational excellence, while partnering with our customers on their strategic energy transitions and continuing to meet their energy needs today.  For more information, visit

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Any Stockholder who desires a copy of the Company's 2022 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed March 1, 2023 with the SEC may obtain a copy (excluding the exhibits thereto) without charge by addressing a request to the Office of the Corporate Secretary, The AES Corporation, 4300 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22203. Exhibits also may be requested, but a charge equal to the reproduction cost thereof will be made. A copy of the Annual Report on Form 10-K may be obtained by visiting the Company's website at

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Investor Contact: Susan Harcourt 703-682-1204
Media Contact: Stephanie Cathcart 571-294-6824

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