First Choice Power Awards $50,000 in Reduce Your Use Grants
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September, 2009

Funds Will Help Texas Nonprofits Be Energy-Efficient

IRVING, Texas, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- First Choice Power awarded 25 Texas nonprofits Reduce Your Use Grants((TM)). 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, we help 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:

"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

You, Too, Can Be More Energy Efficient

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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 or follow us on PUCT REP Certification No. 10008 | First Choice Power Special Purpose, L.P.