AES Corporation is one of the world's leading power companies. The company generates and distributes electric power in more than 25 countries through an array of world-class power businesses. In some regions its power may drive supercomputers and industrial technologies, while in others it may be delivering one of the first reliable sources of electricity to hospitals, homes, schools and businesses. Regardless of locale, the company believes that electricity is essential to human progress and advancing economic growth, public health and security. The company s more than 120 power generation facilities generate more than 44,000 megawatts of electricity, enough to light up 440 million light bulbs. Its nearly 15 distribution companies deliver electricity to about 11 million residential, commercial and industrial customers. Paul T. Hanrahan has been the chief executive officer of AES for more than four years. He has been with the utilities company for over 19 years. Hanrahan is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, and earned a MBA from Harvard. AES Corporation is headquartered in Arlington, Va.