DALLAS, Nov. 1, 2001 TXU Energy and The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) today announced a four-year energy management agreement that is expected to significantly improve BNSF’s ability to manage its energy consumption across its 33,500 route miles.
TXU Energy will procure or negotiate contracts for BNSF’s energy needs and provide consolidated billing for an estimated 20,000 BNSF utility accounts throughout the United States. The agreement also includes demand-side management assessments of energy equipment and analysis of potential energy efficiency improvements.
“The benefits to BNSF have significant potential,” said Jeff Campbell, BNSF’s vice president and chief sourcing officer. “BNSF expects to reduce its utility costs and increase energy efficiency, and we have a partner whose core competency and focus is energy management. This allows BNSF people to focus on meeting our customers’ expectations.”
“By consolidating and analyzing multiple bills for facilities in 28 different states, we can identify problems and come up with individual changes that will help lower BNSF’s total utility costs,” explains Dan Reiff, vice president of TXU Energy’s commercial and industrial division. “Then we can assess their energy equipment and recommend energy efficiency improvements that will save them even more in the long run.”
BNSF operates one of the largest rail networks in North America, with 33,500 route miles of track covering 28 states and two Canadian provinces. The company hauls enough coal to generate more than 11 percent of the electricity produced in the United States. BNSF is a subsidiary of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation.
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