Employees of Energy Future Holdings and its portfolio of companies, Luminant, Oncor and TXU Energy, donated more than $2 million to this year’s United Way and TXU Energy AidSM campaign to help fellow Texans in need.
“I am thrilled that we surpassed our 2011 United Way/TXU Energy AidSM campaign goal,” said EFH President and Chief Executive Officer John Young. “Our employees’ generosity, even in the face of these sometimes uncertain economic times, is overwhelming. I continue to be amazed and humbled by their caring spirit and commitment.”
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas recently recognized EFH at its Pacesetter Awards luncheon, honoring the company with the Outstanding Leadership Campaign and LIVE UNITED awards. United Way also recognized EFH for holding a million-dollar campaign, a distinction the company and its predecessor TXU have reached for more than a decade.
“This year’s campaign theme focused on the power of giving and reinforced our long legacy of giving back to the communities we serve,” said Michael Fischer, campaign chair. “Thanks to our volunteers and strong employee support from across the organization, our fundraising efforts were a resounding success.”
Since 2000, EFH has raised more than $21 million for United Way through employee and corporate contributions. In addition, since 1983 employees and customers have given $66 million to help more than 390,000 customers across Texas in need of bill payment assistance through the TXU Energy AidSM program.
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About Energy Future Holdings
EFH is a Dallas-based holding company engaged in competitive and regulated energy market activities, primarily in Texas. Its portfolio of competitive businesses consists primarily of TXU Energy, a retail electricity provider with more than 1.8 million customers in Texas, and Luminant, which is engaged largely in power generation and related mining activities, wholesale power marketing and energy trading. Luminant has approximately 15,400 MW of generation in Texas, including 2,300 MW fueled by nuclear power and 8,000 MW fueled by coal. Luminant is also the largest purchaser of wind-generated electricity in Texas and fifth largest in the United States. EFH’s regulated operations consist of Oncor, which operates the largest electricity distribution and transmission system in Texas with more than three million delivery points and 118,000 miles of distribution and transmission lines. While EFH indirectly owns approximately 80 percent of Oncor, the management of Oncor reports to a separate board with a majority of directors that are independent from EFH.