TXU Energy Encourages Conservation with MyEnergy Makeover Sweepstakes
New sweepstakes offers daily and weekly prizes and up to $8,000 toward a home energy makeover for Texas electricity customers who use the TXU Energy MyEnergy Dashboard
Understanding how you’re using electricity at home can be easy and can save you money. It can also mean chances to win cash for electricity bills and new energy-efficient appliances and a shot at a home energy makeover, thanks to TXU Energy. Now through Sept. 4, the company’s new MyEnergy Makeover Sweepstakes is offering daily entries to people across Texas and to its customers who use the TXU Energy MyEnergy DashboardSM, the free energy savings solution provided automatically to them online via TXU Energy MyAccount.
Through the end of the promotion, TXU Energy is providing its dashboard users and other Texas electricity customers daily chances to win $150 and weekly chances to win $1,000 for ENERGY STAR® appliances. And, the grand prize is up to $8,000 for a home energy makeover. Each daily entry counts as a chance toward winning the daily and weekly prizes as well as the grand prize, which will be announced in the fall.
Since having consumption details in advance can inspire consumers to use less electricity, tools like the TXU Energy MyEnergy Dashboard can help customers reduce their electricity bills. All TXU Energy customers can access the tool online through the same place they can check and pay their bills, see their plan details and more. The dashboard shows them their whole home’s electricity usage and costs with local weather data and personalized charts and graphs that make it easy to understand their energy habits – and how those habits relate to their monthly consumption and costs.
The TXU Energy sweepstakes is open to Texas residents who are 18 or older. A multiple choice question will be posted each day on txu.com/myenergymakeover, and participants can answer it by checking their dashboard. The sweepstakes also offers alternative entry methods for Texans served by other providers. Alternative entry methods, full sweepstakes rules and details are available on the sweepstakes home page. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.
Thanks to the broad deployment of smart meters across Texas, more than 1.2 million of the company’s customers can use the dashboard to see how much electricity they’re using and what it’s costing them, down to the hour. And, whether they have smart meters or not, TXU Energy customers can enter the sweepstakes and access the dashboard through any Web-enabled PC or tablet device, and key features are also available through the free TXU Energy iPhone® and AndroidTM apps.
“When you see your electricity usage through the TXU Energy MyEnergy Dashboard,” said Jennifer Pulliam, director of innovation, TXU Energy, “you understand how the weather and your habits at home are affecting your consumption and what that costs you. And, since you can access it through the devices you already use day to day, you can experience that on your terms. Our new sweepstakes is our way of rewarding our customers for taking an interest in energy efficiency and simply clicking a link that’s always there for them, regardless. While you can’t control the weather, you can control your consumption, and that’s just what the dashboard helps you understand.”
Thanks to the energy efficiency gains the dashboard offers, Texas electricity customers can also leverage the tool to compete in promotions like the Biggest Energy Saver. Sponsored by Grid21, the promotions are a nationwide initiative to increase energy awareness and encourage smarter, more efficient usage by Americans. This year, the promotions’ prizes include gift checks and household appliances with a combined total value of more than $55,000.
About the TXU Energy MyEnergy Dashboard
The TXU Energy MyEnergy Dashboard is one of a number of energy savings solutions the company provides to encourage energy efficiency. It helps customers understand their electricity consumption and costs by providing a forecast of their usage and costs at any point of a billing cycle, with graphs that show how the outdoor temperature relates to the whole home’s electricity usage and cost by month, day and even hour if they have a smart meter. It compares the home’s electricity usage to similar homes in the same ZIP code and includes a pie chart that breaks down usage between cooling, appliances, electronics and more. It’s available through any Web-enabled PC or tablet device, and key features are also available through the free TXU Energy free iPhone and AndroidTM apps.
In addition to the company’s energy savings solutions, like the dashboard, TXU Energy also offers tips on energy efficiency at txu.com/energytips.
About the Promotions
No purchase is necessary to enter or win the TXU Energy MyEnergy Makeover Sweepstakes, and it is open to legal residents of Texas who are at least 18 years of age. The Sweepstakes commences at 12 a.m. CT on July 23, 2012, and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT on September 4, 2012. Daily/weekly prize winners will be drawn at the end of the sweepstakes based on the date the entry was received. Prizes are Visa® gift cards that may be used for energy-related or other purposes. For Sweepstakes Official Rules, including alternative method of entry, odds, and prize and eligibility details, visit txu.com/myenergymakeover. Sponsor: TXU Energy Retail Company, LLC, 6555 Sierra Drive, Irving, TX 75039. Void outside of Texas and where prohibited by law. TXU Energy is not a participant or sponsor of the Biggest Energy Saver promotion.
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.