By Greentech Lead
Team: TXU Energy and the City of Dallas have powered up the two new
electric vehicle charging stations at Dallas City Hall. The stations are the
first of five EV charging stations that will be available free for a year to
city employees and the public across Dallas.
The new stations are part of the TXU Energy EV Accelerator
Program which will help jump-start EV programs in Texas. The company plans to
implement about a dozen charging stations across the cities of Dallas and Fort
Worth. TXU Energy will fund the cost of the charging station equipment,
infrastructure, installation and the electricity used to power EVs for the
“Electric vehicles are a clean, efficient form of
transportation, and they are going to play an increasingly important role in
our transportation portfolio. We’re glad to do our part to help customers like
the City of Dallas realize the promise of these vehicles,” said Gabe
Castro, vice president of business markets, TXU Energy.
TXU Energy has signed a three-year contract with the City of
Dallas. As part of this contract the company also gave the city an electric
vehicle and is making $800,000 in energy efficiency rebates.
These rebates are part of the Brighten GreenBack rebate
program, which will help the city install proven energy efficiency
technologies, such as fluorescent fixture retrofits, LED exit signs, control
system upgrades and high-efficiency HVACs.
TXU Energy is
the only retail electricity provider in Texas to offer energy rebate programs
to businesses looking to help the environment and reduce energy costs.
EV charging stations support the city’s goals of becoming a
sustainable community with a clean, healthy environment.
“The City of Dallas provides services to 1.3 million
residents, and our goal is to make sure that we meet those needs in an
efficient and effective manner. These charging stations help us meet our goal
of serving our communities and protecting the environment,” said Linda Koop,
Dallas City Council member and chair of the transportation and environment