To promote Texans' energy efficiency and conservation, TXU Energy is funding a portion of a General Electric (GE) consumer discount coupon for Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs. TXU Energy and GE will distribute the CFL coupons in a newspaper insert advertisement that will run across the state on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, 2007, giving over two million households the opportunity to participate in the program.
TXU Energy and GE are offering this discount on purchases of GE's Energy SmartTM light bulbs, which save energy and money, and last longer than conventional incandescent bulbs. The coupon will consist of an instant, in-store $2 discount on individually packaged or multipack ENERGY STAR®-qualified CFLs at designated retailers.
ENERGY STAR-qualified CFLs provide a simple and easy way for consumers to save energy and money on their electric bill. Replacing standard incandescent light bulbs with CFL bulbs, customers will both lower their electricity use by nearly two-thirds for the same amount of light, and save money on their electric bills.
This is one of the first programs in a broader TXU Energy consumer education program to promote energy efficiency and conservation. TXU Energy is dedicated to delivering products and services that help consumers lower their use of natural resources, thereby improving the environment and saving money at the same time.
"In addition to our announcements to significantly lower prices, TXU Energy is also the leader in assisting customers with energy conservation efforts, by increasing awareness and providing simple and low-cost ways to save electricity," said Jim Burke, CEO of TXU Energy.
For more information, about the GE-TXU Energy CFL discount program and TXU Energy's other energy efficiency and energy conservation programs, call 1-800-242-9113 or visit www.txucorp.com/earthday.
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 2.1 million competitive electricity customers in Texas. TXU Power has over 18,100 MW of generation in Texas, including 2,300 MW of nuclear and 5,800 MW of coal-fueled 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. TXU Corp.?s regulated segment, TXU Electric Delivery, is an electric distribution and transmission business that uses 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 101,000 miles of distribution and 14,300 miles of transmission lines. Visit http://www.txucorp.com/ for more information about TXU Corp.