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2008-07-11 09:00:59

Oncor's Take A Load Off, Texas(SM) program, a year-long, 10-city tour designed to educate consumers about energy efficiency, is now reaching out to children with its conservation message. The Take A Load Off, Texas Kids portion of the program teaches four- to seven-year-old children the fundamentals of energy efficiency and helps them become Super Energy Savers. In a special kid-size area near Take A Load Off, Texas exhibits for adults, youngsters learn simple lessons about caulking,...

2008-07-11 06:00:39

With high temperatures here, the Alliance for Retail Markets (ARM), a leading advocacy group for retail electric competition in Texas, wants Texans to get the most out of their electricity usage this summer. Increased demand for electricity during hot summer months, coupled with rising commodity prices worldwide, have seen electricity prices across the Unites States go up -- and the same holds true for Texas. As consumers in Texas look to capitalize on electricity choices and options,...

2008-07-11 03:00:29

Center for the Commercialization of Electric Technology Robert Howden, CEO, 512-320-8356 or Dr. Milton Holloway, COO, 512-472-3800 http://www.electrictechnologycenter.com/ A pilot project aimed at cutting electricity bills and lowering Texans' energy use during late summer afternoons when electricity use is highest begins this week in Dallas. Center for the Commercialization of Electric Technology (CCET) member companies Direct Energy, Reliant Energy and TXU Energy will begin...

2008-07-09 12:00:44

With cold weather behind us and the rainy season dwindling, trees are flourishing in Texas -- some right into power lines. Many Texans are tempted at this time of the year to prune their trees out of power lines. For safety reasons, Oncor asks that consumers do not go within 10 feet of tree limbs in high voltage lines. Oncor arranges for trees to be pruned around its power lines and equipment. To report a tree within 10 feet of power lines that is causing a potentially hazardous...

2008-06-28 09:02:30

By Jim Fuquay, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jun. 28--DALLAS -- U.S. policymakers need to give the nation's energy security more attention, equivalent to the 1960s goal of reaching the moon or the 1930s creation of public-works programs, Energy Future Holdings Chief Executive John Young said Friday. Young, who took the top post at EFH, formerly TXU, in January, said the nation faces the need to spend upward of $1.5 trillion on new electricity-generating capacity and transmission lines...

2008-06-28 03:02:27

By Elizabeth Souder, The Dallas Morning News Jun. 28--Oncor, the unit of Energy Future Holdings that operates power lines, asked state regulators on Friday for permission to hike rates to deliver electricity by 2.7 percent. For the average residential customer, that amounts to a monthly increase of about $5.09. The regulated company that owns and operates power lines in North Texas and West Texas filed a rate review with the Public Utility Commission and 204 cities to boost its rates...

2008-06-28 03:02:26

By Elizabeth Souder, The Dallas Morning News Jun. 28--The new chief executive of Energy Future Holdings answered a long-burning question on Friday: Why would private equity companies want to buy a Texas utility? John Young, who's been head of the Dallas power company since January, said the companies that bought the former TXU Corp. last year expect the energy industry to grow. "This industry is going to be in growth for some time," Mr. Young told the Dallas Friday Club. Plus, he...

2008-06-27 12:03:04

Today, Oncor filed for a rate review with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) and 204 cities, as previously committed to in an agreement with state leaders and other important stakeholders. If approved as requested, and if all costs are passed through to retail customers, this review would result in an increase of 2.7 percent or $5.09 per month for an average residential consumer. Oncor's rates only cover the use of its transmission and distribution wires in Texas. Oncor does...

2008-06-21 12:00:21

By Jim Fuquay, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jun. 21--Texas should meet its growing electricity demand by encouraging more power plants fueled by coal and nuclear power, maximizing use of the state's vast wind resources and reducing dependence on expensive natural gas, according to recommendations by a task force appointed by Gov. Rick Perry. The report was issued Thursday by the Competitiveness Council, consisting of more than two dozen business, consumer and government...

2008-06-19 09:00:59

EAST HANOVER, N.J., June 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Comverge, Inc. , a leading clean capacity provider through demand response and energy efficiency, announced today that it has partnered with TXU Energy and Digi International to offer a demand response program in Texas, which will allow customers to manage their energy consumption over the Internet using a smart thermostat from Comverge. TXU Energy is launching a two-way demand response program through a partnership that includes...


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