The AES Corporation was named to Fast Company’s 2022 list of Best Workplaces for Innovators, ranked #7 and recognized both for its commitment to clean energy innovation and for developing talent and encouraging new ideas in the pursuit of leading-edge clean energy technologies. AES was also named the winner in the Standouts for Early Career Innovators category. The Fast Company list, online today and published in a special September print issue of the magazine, places AES among other global corporate giants, including Microsoft, Google, Genentech, and Siemens.
“Innovation is at the heart of our mission to accelerate the future of energy,” said Andres Gluski, AES President and CEO. “Attracting and retaining the best talent is absolutely essential to fulfilling that mission. We are a global leader in renewable technology and operations, energy storage and digital solutions thanks to our talented and motivated innovators and, on their behalf, we are greatly honored to receive this recognition.”
Earlier this year, AES was also named to Fast Company’s 2022 list of the World’s Most Innovative companies, recognized for its innovations in the energy sector. AES was named along with other leading innovative companies, including SpaceX and Microsoft.
On an ongoing basis, AES works to support its people in fostering new ideas and new technologies that advance the development of the clean energy sector through internal programs and opportunities that foster innovation and, in turn, grow our portfolio of carbon-free, 24/7 renewable energy solutions. AES programs such as APEX (AES Performance Excellence) provide our people with opportunities to generate new ideas that can expand our businesses, operations, and the services we provide to our customers. For the past 15 years, AES’ culture of ongoing improvement, combined with our adoption of new technologies through APEX and other innovation and transformation programs, have made AES a more agile and competitive company. Our people have implemented more than 4,500 unique and innovative projects, delivering more than $1.25 billion in financial benefits to the company.
AES Next works toward identifying new and innovative energy ventures that have the potential to provide leading-edge clean energy solutions on a global scale. AES Next initiatives have led to the creation or acquisition of game-changing investments in companies such as Fluence and Uplight. Fluence, a company created in partnership with Siemens, is the global leader in scalable energy storage technology and services, which went public in 2021. AES’ investment in Uplight has allowed AES customers to implement digital technology and data to manage energy use, resulting in greater efficiency and lower customer costs.
“At AES, we foster innovation at all levels of our organization and invest in transformative new businesses. With that approach, we have seen tremendous returns on investment,” Gluski said. “Our employee-generated initiatives drive the overall growth and success our company and make AES one of the world’s top workplaces for innovators.”
About The AES Corporation
The AES Corporation is a Fortune 500 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 14 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. Our 2021 revenues were $11 billion, and we own and manage $33 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com.