Dallas, TX, March 20, 2009 — With a weakened economy impacting families across the state, TXU Energy is launching a new program designed to help low-income families use less electricity, so they can lower their bills and save money.
The “Low Income Energy Efficiency Assistance Program” is part of TXU Energy’s overall plan to invest $100 million in energy efficiency and conservation programs through 2012. The initiative is endorsed by the company’s Low Income Advisory Committee (LIAC), which was established last year to help identify energy solutions for low-income customers.
“The program will provide low-income customers with access to new technologies, like solar attic vents and power monitors, to help them reduce their energy use and save money,” said Jim Burke, CEO of TXU Energy.
“This initiative couldn’t come at a better time,” said Ronnie Lowe, executive director, Lancaster Outreach Center, and TXU Energy LIAC member. “Family budgets are stretched so thin, this will help families save money and use electricity more efficiently.”
Working with local social service agencies across the state, TXU Energy will provide grants for turnkey energy efficiency services as well as funds for agencies to purchase energy efficient products to help reduce energy usage in low-income single-family homes and apartment complexes. For the turnkey services, energy audits will be conducted to determine the exact upgrades needed for the home or apartment complex. Upgrades may include solar attic vents, radiant barriers, and/or insulation, and all participants will receive energy efficiency kits.
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