TXU Energy Says ‘No Sweat’ to Hot Summer Days with New Online Energy …

June 1, 2012 by  
Filed under Solar Energy Tips

DALLAS, May 30, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) –
Don’t sweat the afternoon heat this summer. That’s what TXU
Energy says to parents, summer school teachers, camp counselors and more
than 6 million children living in Texas who are likely to retreat
indoors when the summer’s afternoon temperatures make it uncomfortable —
or just plain too hot — to play outside. The company launched a free
online resource for kids via txu.com/kidspower
that provides videos, activities and other fun ways to learn about
conserving electricity and saving money this summer and all year long.

The new energy activity hub for kids shares bright ideas for kids about
electricity and conservation. It includes videos showing simple ways to
save energy and money at home, a number of riddles, puzzles and quizzes
and an at-home energy audit for kids to help them find out just where
families are wasting electricity around the house. It includes
curriculum about solar energy, lesson plans for teachers or parents and
a number of interactive activities. It also provides a how-to guide for
building a solar oven out of a pizza box and science fair project ideas.

“Finding activities
and games that my kids can play indoors is a necessity in the Texas
summer heat,” said Holly
Homer, Dallas-area
mom blogger who partially home schools her three boys during the
school year. “My main goal during the summer is to keep the kids active
and wear them out, but there will be days that are just too hot for
outside activities. If I can find things to do indoors that sneak in a
little learning, it is a bonus.”

According to the ERCOT Seasonal
Assessment of Resource Adequacy (SARA) for summer 2012, the weather
in Texas will be warmer and drier than the 15-year historical average
but less extreme than 2011. And, if
ERCOT calls for conservation during summer afternoons this year, TXU
Energy advocates using an unplugged, fully charged laptop or tablet
device to access the online activities during peak electricity
consumption hours between 3 and 7 p.m. For more energy savings tips, go
to txu.com/tips.

About TXU Energy

TXU Energy is a market-leading competitive retail electricity provider,
powering the lives of more Texans than any other retailer. TXU Energy
offers a variety of innovative products and solutions, allowing both its
residential and business customers to choose options that best meet
their needs, including exceptional customer service, competitively
priced electricity service plans, innovative energy efficiency options,
renewable energy programs and other electricity-related products and
services. Visit txu.com for more information about TXU Energy. REP

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