TXU Energy Announces Recipients of Energy Leadership Awards

IRVING, Texas, Aug. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- TXU Energy today announced the recognition of four leading-edge South Texas organizations as category winners in the TXU Energy Leadership Awards Program. This program recognizes companies and non-profits that exhibit exemplary leadership in the areas of engagement, energy management, community, and innovation.

"These organizations truly represent the gold standard in energy efficiency, environmental stewardship, and commitment to community," said Gabe Castro, senior vice president of business markets for TXU Energy. "In honoring these valuable TXU Energy customers, and sharing stories of their success, we hope to inspire leadership across an array of industries, and open minds to changes - both large and small - that can make a world of difference for the environment and a company's bottom line."

The four South Texas-area winners include:

    --  Leadership in Engagement - Lewis Food Town For more than 25 years, Lewis
        Food Town has been carrying out its mission to offer the Houston-area
        quality meats and produce at competitive prices. Now operating 30
        locations, Food Town has shown a strong commitment to energy
        conservation efforts, and the health and safety of its community during
        the COVID-19 pandemic. Food Town conducted lighting retrofits in its
        stores, saving the company over $500,000 annually, and awarding it over
        $52,000 in TXU Energy Greenbacks. Additionally, at the beginning of the
        COVID-19 outbreak in Texas, Food Town helped locate sanitation supplies
        to power plants operated by TXU Energy's sister company, to ensure the
        safety of essential workers throughout the state.

    --  Leadership in Innovation - Galveston County Galveston County is setting
        new standards for operational excellence, and inspiring others to follow
        its lead. Galveston County leadership took the bold step of replacing
        its longstanding energy procurement process to allow for a more
        customized power contract tailored to their specific needs. This
        innovative approach resulted in long-term savings of over $100,000 per
        year, keeping money in taxpayer's pockets. The TXU Energy contract
        included $25,000 in TXU Energy Greenbacks and multiple tree plantings,
        making Texas' premier Gulf Coast destination an even better place to
        live, work, and play.

    --  Leadership in Energy Management - SI Group SI Group is demonstrating
        excellence in managing electricity consumption by bidding into ERS 30,
        the 30-minute emergency response service, with TXU Energy's sister
        company. By leveraging an uninterrupted power supply system that
        transitions its Baytown facility from the power grid onto a 1.5 MW
        back-up generator, SI Group is able to help reduce strain on the grid
        and preserve reliability, making it a pioneer in its industry for energy

    --  Leadership in Community - Driscoll Children's Hospital Driscoll
        Children's Hospital provides the highest level of pediatric care to
        children across South Texas. With a service area of 31 counties covering
        33,000 square miles, Driscoll's goal is to provide more care for more
        kids. With locations in Corpus Christi, Brownsville, Harlingen, McAllen,
        Laredo, and Victoria, Driscoll offers more than 30 medical and surgical
        specialties. In 2019, Driscoll had almost 142,000 patient visits,
        including more than 46,000 patients seen at South Texas' first emergency
        room created exclusively for children. TXU Energy was proud to partner
        with Driscoll for its 2020 Fiesta de los Niños event, which raised more
        than $800,000 for new, state-of-the-art medical equipment for Driscoll's
        Heart Program. A commitment to providing quality, compassionate care for
        South Texas children since 1953 makes Driscoll Children's Hospital a
        true leader in the community, and within its industry.

TXU Energy is proud to share the success stories of its Energy Leadership Award recipients. Learn more about what TXU Energy can do to help your business or organization achieve its energy and sustainability goals by visiting us on LinkedIn.

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