The city of Dallas will save up to $7 million per year on a new electricity contract signed with TXU Energy, according to the utility. The new three-year contract represents a total electricity purchase of more than 2.2 million MWh.
The contract includes 40% renewable energy in the form of Green-e Energy renewable energy certificates generated from Texas wind power farms. Dallas is a member of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Leadership Club based on the city's commitment to purchasing renewable energy since 2008.
Dallas has also reduced its overall energy use at existing city facilities by almost 5% per year over the past five years. The new contract with TXU Energy encourages more energy efficiency projects by providing energy efficiency rebate funds.
SOURCE: TXU Energy