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TXU Energy Launches Free Nighttime Energy Charges

New TXU Energy Free Nights 24 Plan Offers Free Energy Charges Between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

5/3/2012

Whether you’re a night owl or an early bird, there’s something new that can save you money this summer – and all year long. TXU Energy has launched TXU Energy Free Nights 24SM, a new electricity plan that offers customers free nighttime Energy Charges between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. every night for two years.

The new plan offers customers a great chance to save by shifting activities like running the dishwasher, washer and dryer or heavy TV watching, PC use or interactive gaming to after 10 p.m. Changing electricity usage patterns like these can bring customers who use the new plan distinct savings on their electricity bills. By shifting just 10 percent of their electricity use from daytime to nighttime, when Energy Charges are free, they can save over $200 a year or over $400 by the end of their two-year contract term.  

“We all learned a lot from last summer’s record heat, when the daytime temperatures were scorching,” said Michael Grasso, chief marketing officer, TXU Energy. “Our customers who shift and save with TXU Energy Free Nights 24 can generate cost savings for themselves and support the greater good by removing demand from the Texas power grid during peak consumption hours. Since the summer ahead is likely to be hotter than usual, the new plan is a great option to consider as we all watch and wait for the Texas heat to take hold for the season.”  

According to the National Weather Service’s three-month outlook, above-normal temperatures are anticipated for summer 2012 – though not as extreme as last summer’s. Even the most diligent conservationists can see higher bills, since as much as half of the energy used in homes goes to powering cooling and heating systems, which tend to run frequently to constantly during extreme outdoor temperatures.

In addition to the nighttime savings, TXU Energy Free Nights 24 also provides a simple rate for energy during the day that won’t increase in summer or any time of the year and two full years of price protection against rising power generation costs. Pairing the new plan with the company’s energy savings solutions further strengthens customers’ opportunities for cutting electricity costs as outdoor temperatures rise.

In addition to online and smartphone-enabled solutions like the Brighten® iThermostat, energy saving solutions like the TXU Energy MyEnergy DashboardSM, the Brighten® Personal Energy Advisor and the company’s app for iPhone®, TXU Energy also offers tips on energy efficiency at txu.com/energytips.

 


More About the Plan
Free nighttime Energy Charges applies only to the amount billed for the Energy Charges between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. every day for 24 full months. Base Charge, TDU Delivery Charges, state and local taxes, and all other billed charges apply normally to all hours of usage. Estimated savings based on average monthly usage of 2,000 kWh for 24 months, with approximately 25% of pre-shift electricity usage between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Results will vary depending on actual usage.  


About TXU Energy
TXU Energy is a market-leading competitive retail electricity provider, powering the lives of more Texans than any other retailer. 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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