IRVING, Texas, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- First Choice Power was selected to provide renewable energy at no cost to the Beach family in Kemah, Texas, who are scheduled to appear on an April episode of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
The Beach family will receive green* electricity from First Choice Power for two years**, along with a free energy audit after six months and 12 months.
"Thank you. We are so appreciative," Melissa Beach told First Choice Power.
Beach said while they were on vacation during the construction of the new house, she and her husband were worried about the cost of electricity for building the new house and getting used to the energy costs for the new house.
"First Choice Power has been serving the North Galveston County area for more than 70 years and is thrilled to support the Beach family," said Brian Hayduk, president of First Choice Power. "By providing renewable electricity and energy audits, we further commit to our vision of making it easier for customers such as the Beach family to go green."
First Choice Power also provided the electricity during the week-long construction of the house by Blu Shields Construction of Texas City. This is the largest energy-efficient home ever built for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, thanks to the design by Patrick Henderson of Energy Solution Homes, said Blu Shields, owner of Blu Shields Construction.
"First Choice Power is a local company serving the Gulf Coast area for many years, and we were happy to partner with them on this community project," Shields said. "Once the home is built, utilities are one of the biggest expenses. First Choice Power's sponsorship of renewable electricity will go a long way for the Beach family."
Visit the First Choice Power Blog, www.FirstChoicePower.com/blog, to see photos of the house and First Choice Power volunteers at the Beach family's new home.
About ABC-TV's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
The Emmy award winning reality program "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," now in its 7th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It's executive-produced by Anthony Dominici. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The show airs Sundays 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., ET on ABC.
About First Choice Power
Based in Las Colinas, Texas, First Choice Power is one of Texas' largest retail electric providers. It is a subsidiary of PNM Resources, an investor-owned energy holding company that also owns TNMP. For more information, visit www.FirstChoicePower.com.
* The Simply Better Advantage Green Plan is a 100 percent renewable energy plan.
** Up to a total of $10,000
First Choice Power Special Purpose, L.P. | PUCT REP Certification No. 10008
SOURCE First Choice Power