First Choice Power Awards $50,000 in Reduce Your Use Grants

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Funds Will Help Texas Nonprofits Be Energy-Efficient

By replacing the older and less efficient laundry equipment, we will gain the double benefit of reducing our use of water and electricity

First Choice Power awarded 25 Texas nonprofits Reduce Your Use GrantsTM. The $2,000 Reduce Your Use Grants provide funding for energy-efficiency products and services to reduce nonprofits' energy usage and costs now and in the future.

"By awarding these grants to nonprofits, First Choice Power helps our community decrease their energy use, be more energy efficient leaving more resources for their mission and clients," said Brian Hayduk, president of First Choice Power.

The following Texas nonprofits located in communities served by First Choice Power applied and will be receiving funds:

  • Brazoria County Alliance for Children will purchase Energy Star appliances
  • Clifton Chamber of Commerce will replace its lighting system;
  • Henderson County Help Center will purchase box fans for clients in need;
  • Healthy Communities of Brownsville will lead energy-efficiency workshops for new homeowners; and
  • Lake Jackson Historical Association will use its grant to weatherize the museum's historic 1943 Office Museum.

"By replacing the older and less efficient laundry equipment, we will gain the double benefit of reducing our use of water and electricity," said Barbara Boyett, executive director of Avondale House, a 2008 and 2009 Reduce Your Use Grant recipient in Houston.

For a complete list of First Choice Power Reduce Your Use Grant recipients, visit http://www.FirstChoicePower.com/reduce.

You, Too, Can Be More Energy Efficient:
First Choice Power provides energy-saving tips to help Texans save energy. Visit http://www.FirstChoicePower.com/tips for a First Choice Power Web site dedicated to no- and low-cost ways to save energy in every room and appliance.

About First Choice Power:
Based in Las Colinas, Texas, First Choice Power is one of Texas' largest retail electric providers. It is a subsidiary of PNM Resources, an investor-owned energy holding company. For more information, visit http://www.FirstChoicePower.com or follow us on twitter.com/firstchoicepwr . PUCT REP Certification No. 10008 | First Choice Power Special Purpose, L.P.

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