DALLAS, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- With summer in full swing and
temperatures on the rise, keeping energy costs under control is a top
priority with consumers. However, for many low-income customers, even the
most modest energy-efficiency improvements are beyond their means.
Help is available for qualified consumers through a state-mandated
program administered by TXU Electric Delivery that provides
energy-efficiency improvements at little or no cost. An estimated $4
million in funds will be collected from retail electric providers to assist
low-income customers with free or low-cost weatherization and
"Many low-income customers cannot afford to install even the simplest
energy-efficiency improvements to their homes," said Mike Stockard, energy
efficiency program manager, TXU Electric Delivery. "We want them to know
there is help available through the Low-Income Weatherization Program
administered by TXU Electric Delivery. Anyone who feels they meet the
qualifications outlined by the program should contact a participating
Since 2002, TXU Electric Delivery has retrofitted 65,000 houses through
the program, offering assistance to customers that meet the income
requirements through the installation of energy-efficient upgrades. This
year about $4 million is through participating contractors to reduce energy
consumption and ultimately lower energy bills.
The Low-Income Weatherization Standard Offer Program is one of several
programs established through the Texas Electric Choice Act to encourage the
installation of energy-efficient technologies and increased energy savings
for all customers.
The following types of weatherization projects are eligible for
assistance under the program:
* Installing additional insulation to assist with cooling and heating
demands and increase a home's comfort level.
* Properly sealing air conditioning ducts to maximize the efficiency of
an air conditioning unit.
* Caulking and weather-stripping doors and windows to reduce the amount
of air escaping or penetrating a home.
* Replacing regular lighting with compact fluorescent lamps.
* Installing water-saving devices to reduce the amount of energy used by
a home water heater.
* Completing certain other energy-efficiency installations.
Contractors interested in the program should review the appropriate
requirements and procedures to participate in the 2006 Low-Income
Weatherization Program Manual, available at
For additional Low-Income Weatherization program information, residents
can call TXU Electric Delivery at 1-866-728-3674 or visit
TXU Electric Delivery, a subsidiary of TXU Corp. (NYSE: TXU), operates
the largest distribution and transmission system in Texas, providing power
to three million electric delivery points over more than 100,000 miles of
distribution and 14,000 miles of transmission lines. Visit www.txucorp.com
for more information about TXU Corp.
SOURCE TXU Electric Delivery