TXU Electric Delivery Launches Low-Income Weatherization Program; Free or Reduced Cost Energy-Efficiency Upgrades Available

Jul 17, 2006, 01:00 ET from TXU Electric Delivery

    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
 energy-efficiency improvements.
     "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
 http://www.txuelectricdelivery.com/electricity/teem/hardsop .
     For additional Low-Income Weatherization program information, residents
 can call TXU Electric Delivery at 1-866-728-3674 or visit
 http://www.txuelectricdelivery.com/efficiency .
     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.

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