TXU Energy contract helps city save money and help the environment
The City of McKinney will receive rebates from TXU Energy to install four electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and to convert several city vehicles to electric hybrid vehicles under the TXU Energy EV Accelerator ProgramSM.
TXU Energy’s EV Accelerator ProgramSM helps customers like the City of McKinney ‘jump- start’ their adoption of EVs and associated charging stations. The city’s charging stations, slated to be fully operational in the first quarter of 2011, will be located in the McKinney Senior Recreation Center, the Roy and Helen Hall Library located downtown, and the office buildings for the Development Services and Public Works departments.
The City of McKinney is also working with TXU Energy to convert three existing city vehicles, Toyota Prius hybrids, into plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
“We’re seeing great customer interest in the benefits of electric vehicles. Our goal is to help customers embrace these benefits,” said Gabe Castro, vice president of business markets for TXU Energy. “The City of McKinney wants to incorporate electric vehicles and other energy- efficiency measures into their operations. We’re glad we were able to leverage our rebate program to customize this energy savings solution for the city and look forward to seeing it flourish in McKinney.”
Rebates totaling $150,000 are being provided to the City of McKinney to support EVs and other energy-efficiency improvements as part of the company’s broader Energy Efficiency Rebate Program. These rebates are included in a four-year contract the city recently signed with TXU Energy for electricity service. Of the overall contract, 10 percent is supplied by renewable sources.
“In addition to the more than $1 million dollar grant-funded sustainability initiatives already underway in McKinney, these energy-savers, provided by TXU Energy, mean McKinney continues to be a national leader of innovative, cost-saving, sustainable programs – truly a unique by nature community,“ said McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller.
Business customers interested in the Energy Efficiency Rebate Program must sign a minimum 12-month electricity service contract with TXU Energy and install proven energy-efficiency technologies, such as fluorescent fixture retrofits, LED exit signs, control system upgrades and high-efficiency HVACs. The EV Accelerator ProgramSM requires a 24-month electricity contract and enables customers to qualify for rebates by installing electric vehicle infrastructure, such as charging stations, and purchasing or converting to plug-in electric vehicles. TXU Energy is the only retail electricity provider in the state to provide this type of energy rebate program to businesses looking to help the environment.
About TXU Energy
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McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., McKinney has a current population of more than 127,500. Incorporated in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers rolling hills, lush trees, a historic downtown square and unique neighborhoods and developments, and it was recently ranked as the #5 Best Places to Live by Money Magazine. Visit the city’s Web site athttp://www.mckinneytexas.org/.