DALLAS, July 17, 2002 — TXU Energy announced the launch of TXU Energy SentinelSM, a comprehensive suite of 26 energy management services for large commercial and industrial customers.
This suite includes energy information, supply-side, demand-side, and asset management services. Customers may purchase any number of these services and receive 24/7 access to their information through a secure portal at www.txuesgateway.com .
Two of the services, load profiling and analytic engine, provide the necessary tools for interval data analysis in order to identify savings opportunities — anywhere from changing energy usage behavior to justifying facility enhancements with demand-side projects. The customer decides who performs the analysis. With an expert staff to support each solution, TXU Energy performs at any level across the energy value chain.
“For quite some time now, many of our large commercial and industrial customers have turned to TXU Energy for advice, because our staff has built up considerable expertise when it comes to running facilities efficiently,” said Jim Hess, senior vice president and general manager of TXU Energy.
“We can expand beyond our traditional role as an energy supplier and serve our customers as an advisor. We can even take on a more active role and manage or actually operate our customers’ day-to-day energy equipment and facilities.”
One example is Village Creek, a wastewater facility in Fort Worth Texas, where TXU’s asset management services enable it to monitor turbines from its remote control center. TXU Energy guarantees that the turbines will operate 96 percent of the time, and if excess power is generated, it will be sold and Fort Worth will share in the profits. According to Robert McMillon, assistant director of the water department pollution control division for Fort Worth, TXU Energy’s asset management services, “allow us to concentrate on what we do best, which is treat wastewater.”
To realize the full breadth of services within asset management, customers may visit TXU Energy’s two-way control center. There, they can see the systems and people that enable 24/7 monitoring and control of facilities located all over the country. Graphical displays of actual plants and their floor diagrams are viewed through an entire wall of large-screen display monitors. Systems such as electric and gas lines, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, and power generators are just some of the units currently monitored, controlled, and maintained there.
Whether customers benefit from simple or complex Energy Sentinel solutions, they have the freedom to choose what is best for them. TXU Energy has the capabilities to identify unique opportunities on a per-facility basis across geographic locations.
“We see this freedom as a tremendous opportunity to offer valuable solutions to our large commercial and industrial customers and, as a result, we tend to form closer, mutually beneficial relationships with them,” Hess added.
TXU is a provider of electric and natural gas services, merchant energy trading, energy marketing, energy delivery, telecommunications, and energy-related services. With $40 billion in assets and $28 billion in annual revenue, TXU is one of the most influential energy services companies in the world.
TXU is the No. 1 competitive energy retailer in the U.S. and one of the largest in the world. TXU owns or controls extensive competitive generation around the world and is a leading trader globally. TXU, which sells over 330 million megawatt hours of electricity and 2.8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas annually, serves over 11 million customers worldwide, primarily in the US, Europe and Australia. Visit www.txu.com for more information about TXU.