|[February 11, 2013]
TXU Energy Helps Texas Electric Grid and Its Customers with Energy Education, Solutions and Incentives to Control Consumption
DALLAS --(Business Wire)--
TXU Energy continues to lead the highly competitive Texas retail
electricity market by doing more than any other provider to educate
consumers and give them the solutions and incentives to control their
electricity consumption and put an end to wasteful habits.
TXU Energy's free dashboard leverages smart meter data to show a Dallas customer her home's hour-by-hour electricity consumption. It is just one of the ways TXU Energy helps customers monitor and manage their usage to limit spending and avoid wasteful consumption. (Photo: Business Wire)
"We take very deliberate steps to encourage and empower both our
residential and business customers to save money and avoid wasteful
consumption," said Michael Grasso, chief marketing officer for TXU
Energy. "While some customers see the individual benefits of saving
money, others clearly recognize the impact that their personal efforts
to conserve have on Texas and the reliability of the state's main
iThermostat - Residential and business customers who use this
energy savings solution from TXU Energy can control the fully
integrated, intelligent thermostat at home or remotely-via the Web or
free smartphone apps-to easily reduce electricity consumption and
spending, even while they're on the go. Residential customers with
iThermostats also participate in a conservation program provided by
TXU Energy. The program allows tens of thousands of TXU Energy
customers to participate in statewide peak demand response events,
which temporarily cycle off air conditioning units. When ERCOT warned
that demand levels could lead to rolling outages during the summer of
2011, we managed 15 different cycling events, with each event reducing
30-45 megawatts of demand from the grid.
Energy MyEnergy DashboardSM - Among other things, the
dashboard allows customers to track details of their usage and find
opportunities to reduce consumption. For customers with smart meters,
it also provides a forecast based on current usage patterns of what
their usage and cost at home could be by the end of the month, giving
them valuable insights that can lead to reduced overall consumption,
month to month. MyEnergy Dashboard is also available to some business
Service Package - In cooperation with SolarCity (News - Alert), TXU Energy's
Solar Lease service gives North Texas homeowners solar power systems
that can power their homes with immediate cost savings.
GreenBack - TXU Energy is the only retail electricity provider in
Texas to offer incentives for making businesses more energy efficient.
This program has provided business owners more than $10 million so
they can use less electricity and save more money.
Energy Free Nights - The innovative TXU Energy Free Nights plans
create an incentive for customers to shift their electricity
consumption away from hours of peak demand and peak heat to the
nighttime when wind-generated electricity is more readily available
and market prices are lower.
Energy Texas Choice Wind - TXU Energy offers service plans that
are powered by up to 100 percent wind-generated electricity. The plans
have price guarantees, as well as access to the company's suite of
free solutions for monitoring and managing consumption.
Energy Distributed Renewable Generation - In this buy-back
program, the company purchases surplus power generated by customers'
solar- and wind-powered systems.
applications - TXU Energy makes it easy for customers to track and
control their consumption through a free mobile website and native
apps for Apple® iOS- and Android (News - Alert)TM-based mobile devices.
Energy Electricity Usage Report - TXU Energy delivers a free
weekly email that contains easy-to-read charts and graphs that give
customers insights into and projections for their electricity usage so
they can better control and manage their consumption.
Management Alerts - These free automatic alerts allow customers to
know when their consumption is on track to exceed their individually
set thresholds in time to curtail their consumption and stay within
their spending preferences.
Personal Energy Advisor - TXU Energy offers all residential
electricity consumers free access to personalized recommendations,
tips, tools and project instructions to reduce consumption through
Energy Solar Academy - Partnering with the National Energy
Education Development Project, or NEED, TXU Energy brings solar
technology and energy lessons into the classroom, providing students
and teachers with an interactive learning experience.
Online Energy Store - TXU Energy provides a convenient, one-stop
shop featuring a wide selection of competitively priced products that
can help consumers save energy and make their home more energy
"We have and will continue to invest in service plans, technology and
educational resources that make it easy for consumers to understand and
control their consumption," Grasso continued. "We've seen tremendous
adoption by hundreds of thousands of our customers who engaged with us
to manage their energy consumption in new and different ways."
TXU Energy also plays its part to conserve and avoid wasteful
consumption. Among other things:
The company's Irving headquarters building is LEED® Silver certified
by the U.S. Green Building Council® and powered by renewable
Office lights are controlled by motion sensors.
Building lights are dimmed during peak demand periods.
Window screens are lowered during peak demand periods to avoid
Thermostats are raised during peak summer hours and outside of normal
About TXU Energy
TXU Energy is a market-leading competitive retail electricity provider,
powering the lives of more Texans than any other retailer. TXU Energy
offers a variety of innovative products and solutions, allowing both its
residential and business customers to choose options that best meet
their needs, including exceptional customer service, competitively
service plans, innovative energy efficiency options, renewable
energy programs and other electricity-related products and services.
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