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TXU Energy helps bring Smart Meters to life for customers across Texas:

Launches TXU Energy MyEnergy DashboardSM

4/5/2011

It’s all about you, your smart meter—and how you can save on your electricity bill at home. It’s TXU Energy’s latest innovative energy savings solution, the TXU Energy MyEnergy DashboardSM. The new online tool helps you examine how and when you use electricity at home so you can reduce your energy consumption and, ultimately, your monthly bill. It’s available for free to all TXU Energy customers.

The TXU Energy MyEnergy Dashboard is the first solution that brings the real-world benefits of smart meter technology to life for TXU Energy customers. It shows them their electricity usage at home, outdoor temperatures and trends with usage and billing over time. Customers can use this information to make decisions about their usage and choice of electricity plans, which helps them save energy and lower their costs.

According to the State of Texas’ Electric Choice Education Program, research shows that, when provided the right information in a timely manner, consumers are inclined to take action and modify their electricity consumption. A California study revealed that consumers with smart meters reduced demand by 5.7 to 8.7 percent.

For TXU Energy customers with smart meters, the dashboard provides graphs that show historical and forecasted electricity usage and cost, and outdoor temperatures by year, month, week and day. It’s actually available to all TXU Energy customers, whether they have smart meters or not. For all customers, the tool reports their historical electricity usage and cost. It also allows them to compare elements of two bills, like the number of days, billing cycle, total current charges, billed usage and outdoor temperature.

“Through resources like TXU Energy MyEnergy DashboardSM TXU Energy automatically generates the dashboard for customers and makes it available to them when they log in to txu.com/myaccount. It complements the customized at-home guidance provided through the recently enhanced BrightenSM Personal Energy Advisor, a free energy savings solution from TXU Energy that offers personalized tips and how-to videos that can help avoid wasting energy via things like air leaks, faulty thermostats, insufficient insulation, water heater settings, HVAC inefficiency and more.

Complementing TXU Energy MyEnergy Dashboard and the Brighten Personal Energy Advisor, the BrightenSM iThermostat also empowers customers with hands-on access to their real-time HVAC settings from virtually anywhere. It allows them to track and monitor estimated heating and cooling costs, customize daily indoor temperature, and change thermostat settings via the Internet. It comes with a mobile website txu.com/control compatible with the latest models of Apple® iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPadTM, BlackBerry® TourTM and AndroidTM smart phones (all brands).

About TXU Energy

TXU Energy is a market-leading competitive retailer that provides electricity and related services to approximately 2 million electricity customers in Texas. 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 priced electricity service plans, innovative energy efficiency options, renewable energy programs and other electricity-related products and services. Visit txu.com for more information about TXU Energy. REP #10004.

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