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Learn about Texas Electricity Providers

In many parts of the United States, you're powerless when it comes to who provides your electricity. Luckily, Texas isn't like the rest of the country. Most of the state has a competitive market, which means generation, transmission and distribution of electricity can come from separate companies, utilities or electricity providers.

What does that mean for many Texas residents and business owners? You have a choice! You have the freedom to shop for retail electric providers (REPs) to supply your electricity, while your utility continues to manage the delivery of it to you. Many retail Texas electricity providers offer different pricing plans, renewable energy options and rewards programs as added customer incentives. You don't have to settle for the electricity supply rate you are currently paying. If you shop around, you could find a provider with a better plan for your home or business needs.

Understand electricity in Texas  

In open energy markets, private companies operate generation facilities to generate electricity and sell it to retail electric providers at wholesale prices. This opens the door for you to find stable-rate electricity plans or green energy options through Texas electricity providers. If you live in one of these areas, you can choose an electricity provider in Texas.

In areas without an open energy market, utility companies are the sole providers of electricity generation service. Residents must purchase their energy from the utility because there just aren't any other options. The Public Utility Commission of Texas approves their rates.

Utility service area

Is electric choice an option?

Oncor – DFW, Midland/Odessa


CenterPoint Energy – Houston metro


AEP North – Abilene, San Angelo


AEP Central – Corpus Christi, Harlingen, Laredo


Texas-New Mexico Power – Fort Stockton, Pecos, League City


Sharyland Utilities – Brady, Colorado City


Explore Texas electricity providers

No matter which provider you choose, your electricity will be delivered by your local transmission and distribution service provider, more commonly known as your utility company. These utilities, also called TDSPs, are responsible for transmission, distribution and maintenance of the infrastructure of power lines that transport energy to your home.

Looking for more information about electricity in Texas? Find the resources you need to choose among the best Texas electricity providers in your area, right here with TexasElectricityProviders.com.

Name Founded Community Outreach? Stable Rate Products? Green Products?
Just Energy 1997 Yes Yes Yes
TXU Energy 2000 Yes Yes Yes
Reliant Energy 1999 Yes Yes Yes
Ambit Energy 2006 Yes Yes Yes
Stream Energy 2004 Yes Yes Yes
Direct Energy 1986 Yes Yes Yes
Gexa Energy 2001 Yes Yes Yes
Amigo Energy 2003 Yes Yes Yes
Champion Energy 2002 Yes Yes Yes
Tara Energy 2002 Yes Yes Yes

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