Powerful roots. Bright future.

You can trace our roots back to 1882 when Dallas Electric Lighting Company brought electricity to North Texas. We watched as the arrival of porch lights first welcomed neighbors and confused moths. We saw the introduction of air conditioning make our brutal summers somewhat bearable. And we marveled at the first electric car buzzing down our streets.

More than 100 years later, in 2002, the Texas competitive electricity market opened, and TXU Energy became the state’s leading retail electric provider. Today, more Texans trust us to power their homes and businesses than any other electricity provider. We’ve come a long way, but we never forget our heritage. We’re committed to always improving the communities where we live, work and serve. Most of all, we’re committed to our customers.

We’re honored that you’ve made us the #1 choice for electricity in Texas, and we intend to keep it that way. How? We’re passionate about creating experiences and solutions tailored to fit your needs. And we employ some of the best and brightest Texans around.

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Timeline

1882 The new Dallas Electric Lighting Company, an indirect TXU Energy predecessor, begins providing electric light services to Dallas.

1885The Fort Worth Electric Light and Power Company, another indirect TXU Energy predecessor, brings electric lighting to Fort Worth.

1912The Texas Power & Light Company (TP&L), TXU Energy's direct forerunner, consolidates 13 electric companies under GE's Electric Bond & Share (EB&S) Company.

1917EB&S forms Dallas Power & Light (DP&L) to power the Dallas area.

1929EB&S forms Texas Electric Service Company (TESCO) to serve Ft. Worth and the areas west of Abilene.

1945Texas Utilities Company formed Sept. 4, 1945, formalizing the historic and traditional bonds connecting TP&L, DP&L and TESCO in a new holding company for the three utilities.

1975Texas Public Regulatory Act passed, creating the Public Utility Commission of Texas, bringing rates and service under state regulation.

1976Texas Utilities Company begins A-OK Program, first cash-incentive program in the nation to encourage energy efficiency.

1983Texas Utilities Company begins Energy Aid program for those needing assistance paying energy bills.

1984DP&L, TESCO, and TP&L merge as divisions of a new principal subsidiary, Texas Utilities Electric Company.

1993Southwestern Electric Service Company (SESCO), electric distribution company in East Texas, acquired.

1995TU Electric acquires Eastern Energy Ltd. (TXU Australia).

1996Acquisition of ENSERCH Corp., a natural gas transmission and distribution company, completed.

1998The Energy Group acquired as the UK begins privatizing its electric and natural gas utilities; it becomes TXU Europe.

1999TXU becomes the new name and brand identity for the enterprise, positioning it as a multinational energy company.

2000TXU Corp. structurally separates the energy delivery and competitive energy businesses.

2001TXU Corp. completes its transition to competitive electricity markets on three continents.

2002TXU Europe operations discontinued as TXU Corp. begins plans to strengthen balance sheet.

January 1, 2002 Deregulated electricity market opens in Texas.TXU Energy begins offering service as a certificated retail electric provider.

2004All foreign and non-electric businesses divested. Community investments enhanced, with four-fold, $15 million increase in TXU Energy AidSM.

2007TXU Corp. enters a new era as Energy Future Holdings Corp. (EFH) with completion of the private-equity acquisition led by KKR, TPG and Goldman Sachs. TXU Energy is the Retail Electric Provider (REP), Oncor is the Transmission and Distribution Utility (TDU), and Luminant is the wholesale electricity generation.

2008TXU Energy introduces the first TXU iThermostatTM, which gives customers control over heating and air conditioning settings in their home through any Internet connected device.

2010Company launches interactive web-based suite of tools to help customers reduce electricity bills through better understanding and control of their electricity usage.

2011To bring real-world benefits of smart meter technology to customers, company launches TXU Energy MyEnergy DashboardSM. The dashboard shows electricity usage at home, outdoor temperatures, and trends with usage and billing over time.

2012Company introduces the game-changing TXU Energy Free Nights® plans offering customers a great chance to save by shifting usage activities.

2013Company completes its acquisition of Mega Energy’s Texas-based customer portfolio, delivering product and service options to approximately 10,000 residential and business customers. The company celebrates the 30th anniversary of TXU Energy AidSM.

2014

To provide a faster and easier self-service solution, the company rolled out its latest 24/7 virtual assistant, Ivy, an interactive voice response (IVR) tool. Company expands home warranty offers and introduces TXU Solutions to give customers a robust line of products and tools for the home.

2015 TXU Energy customers surpassed 1 billion in free kilowatt-hours of power via plans such as TXU Energy Free Nights®. Consumers also gained greater access to renewable power through TXU Energy GreenUpSM and TXU Solar from SunPower.