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Oncor is a regulated electric distribution and transmission Texas electric company and is ranked the nation’s sixth-largest providing power to approximately 7 million users in the state of Texas. Oncor’s electric delivery operates in a service area that encompasses 91 Texas counties throughout the east, west, and north central parts of the state.
According to the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC), Oncor electric operates in the “U.S.’s highest-growth region in electric demand; so the company’s energy efficiency program seems aptly timed.
Oncor Electric Delivery to the Environment
Oncor energy is committed to helping the state become more energy efficient; and as such, Oncor electric operates some of the leading energy efficiency programs in Texas.
One such program is Oncor’s Take A Load Off, Texas® which is the company’s consumer outreach program designed to help educate residential and business users on best practices to “take a load off” the Texas power grid. Beginning as a pilot program in 2007, Oncor Electric has reached more than 4 million consumers through media and special event outreach.
It’s Not “Just Talk” With Oncor Electric
Oncor electric has been an ENERGY STAR partner since 2001, so their commitment to helping the world become a greener place is not just talk. In fact, in March, 2007 Oncor was awarded the Sustained Excellence Award by ENERGY STAR in recognition of the company’s “continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency.”
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Distributed Generation from Oncor Electric Texas
Oncor Electric employs distributed generation, which is electricity generation that is “distributed around” the distribution system. Oncor’s distributed generation comes from solar energy, landfill gas, natural gas fueled micro-turbines, wind, and diesel fueled engines and is conducted on electrical generating facilities. These facilities are located on a customer’s premise and operate in parallel with the utility. Some examples of customers who make use of distributed generation from Oncor Energy are small power production facilities and backup power facilities.
Oncor Energy and Metering ServicesSmart Texas
The Smart Texas program from Oncor Energy serves as an education campaign that provides consumers with information about smart meter technology. This initiative is part of Oncor’s efforts to install smart meters throughout its service area. Smart meters measure a consumer’s level of energy usage with digital technology and can record the energy usage in 15 minute intervals. With the Smart Texas program, Oncor Energy aims to help customers understand their smart meter information.
Oncor Electric in Your City
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