The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, a social service organization of the City of Dallas, presented TXU Energy with its Corporate Award on Friday, its highest recognition for corporate partners. TXU Energy Chief Executive Officer Jim Burke accepted the award.
"TXU Energy is deeply honored to receive the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center Corporate Award," said Burke. "We look forward to continuing our long-standing relationship with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center and providing assistance and training to the local community."
The award recognizes TXU Energy's support of the center, as well as the TXU Energy Aid program and Energy Assistance Workshops. The center, which is located in South Dallas, provides social service, educational and recreational opportunities to all citizens in the City of Dallas.
The TXU Energy Aid program provides bill payment assistance to thousands of Dallas families in critical need each year. Using contributions from TXU Energy and its generous customers and employees, selected social service agencies across Texas administer funds to families requiring assistance to pay for their residential electric service. Since 1983, TXU Energy Aid has provided more than $40 million in bill payment assistance helping more than 300,000 families.
The TXU Energy Assistance Workshops provide social service organizations education and training regarding electric service and assistance plans, including information about TXU Energy, the electricity market, TXU Energy service plans, and TXU Energy's commitment to the community, especially TXU Energy Aid, and the TXU Energy Low Income Discount. The City of Dallas participates through its Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center and its West Dallas Multipurpose Center.
TXU Corp., a Dallas-based energy company, manages a portfolio of competitive and regulated energy businesses primarily in Texas. In the competitive TXU Energy Holdings segment (electricity generation, wholesale marketing and retailing), TXU Energy provides electricity and related services to more than 2.2 million competitive electricity customers in Texas, more customers than any other retail electric provider in the state. TXU Power has over 18,300 MW of generation in Texas, including 2,300 MW of nuclear and 5,800 MW of coal-fired generation capacity. TXU Wholesale optimizes the purchases and sales of energy for TXU Energy and TXU Power and provides related services to other market participants. TXU Wholesale and its affiliate, TXU Renew, are the largest purchasers of wind-generated electricity in Texas and fifth largest in the United States. In addition, TXU Power Development Company and its affiliates are involved in a power generation development program in Texas and are evaluating opportunities for additional development outside of Texas. TXU Corp.'s regulated segment, TXU Electric Delivery, is an electric distribution and transmission business that complements the competitive operations, using superior asset management skills to provide reliable electricity delivery to consumers. TXU Electric Delivery operates the largest distribution and transmission system in Texas, providing power to three million electric delivery points over more than 100,000 miles of distribution and 14,000 miles of transmission lines. Visit http://www.txucorp.com/ for more information about TXU Corp.