New Brand Encourages Energy Efficiency in Daily Life

Brighten to Help Customers Cut Usage and Save Cash.


Drop the kids off at day care? Check.  Pick up dry cleaning? Check.  Change thermostat setting . . . you forgot, huh?

If you are like many homeowners, changing your thermostat settings doesn't always make it to the top of your to-do list.  TXU Energy wants to help change that with its new Brighten® brand, designed to bundle the company's portfolio of energy savings solutions under one name.

Brighten® is a group of energy saving solutions that will help customers better manage and reduce energy consumption to save you money. Products under the Brighten® brand include the Brighten® Power Monitor, Brighten® iThermostat and the Brighten® Online Energy Store.  All are solutions designed to help you use less energy to save cash without sacrificing comfort or convenience.  And Brighten® products are designed to encourage an energy efficient lifestyle by incorporating earth-friendly habits into your daily routine. 

"Energy efficiency is a lifestyle," said Michael Grasso, chief marketing officer for TXU Energy.  "The inspiration behind Brighten® is centered on all of us embracing energy efficiency at our homes, at the office and wherever life takes us."

Done playing with your gaming system?  Turn it off using a smart power strip.  Left home without turning off the air conditioner?  Turn it down from your smart phone with the Brighten® iThermostat.  Doing laundry? Wait until the evening and save with TXU Energy Time of Use plan, a unique electricity plan that provides discounted electricity rates for most hours of the day.

Brigthen® Online Energy Store: As energy- and budget-conscious Texans look for ways to use electricity more efficiently and save money, the Brighten® Online Energy Store provides a one-stop shop for hard-to-find products that can make your home more energy efficient.

Brighten® Power Monitor: The Brighten® Power Monitor is an in-home energy-monitoring device that helps you understand how and when you consume electricity and what that consumption costs.

Brighten® iThermostat: The Web-enabled Brighten® iThermostat allows you to control your home's temperature over the Internet.  The Brighten® iThermostat's online portal allows you to manage the settings for up to four thermostats, forecast your usage and costs, and get alerts all in one web accessible location.

TXU Energy Time of Use: As part of the Brighten® group, TXU Energy Time of Use provides residential customers with smart meters in the Oncor and CenterPoint service territories greater control and potential savings of their energy use. By shifting energy consumption to nights and weekends, and using less energy between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, May through October, you can save hundreds of dollars annually on your electricity bill. 

Ready to make a change that will save you time, energy and money? Click here for more information: 

About TXU Energy
TXU Energy is a market-leading competitive retailer that provides electricity and related services to more than 2 million electricity customers in Texas. 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 for more information about TXU Energy.  REP #10004.


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