In the scope of Texas’ energy market, deregulation has brought about some big changes for businesses and homeowners alike. The one you’re probably most familiar with is that you now have the power to choose your retail electric provider. For Texans, that’s huge. You can’t go wrong with more choice if you’re looking for a specific type of service.
What people sometimes neglect to acknowledge is all the other ways that deregulation is helping Texans. Here are just a few:
Keep in mind, these retail electric providers are more than just your options. They’re each other’s competitors. Like any good business, each provider will go to great lengths to gain customers and keep them satisfied. That leaves them no other choice but to offer enticing promos, more competitive pricing and a more expansive set of products. Clearly, that works to your benefit. A provider needs to hone in on every facet of its service if it wants to attract your business.
With so many providers opening their doors at the dawn of deregulation, it’s only logical that a new crop of jobs have popped up along with them. Whether it’s in the technical field, in a managerial position or on the marketing/sales side of things, retail electric providers have hired versatile, sizable staffs to keep operations running smoothly. It’s pretty neat having so many opportunities to work in a burgeoning field like the energy industry.
The benefits of choosing your own provider extend beyond the price you’re getting. Perhaps just as importantly, deregulation dictates what kind of customer service you’re getting. When you’re dealing with something as vital as your electric service, you deserve attention to detail. In the days of old, the monopoly supplier could provide shoddy customer service with virtually no repercussions. Either you moved to an area that’s served by someone else or you put up with the unresponsiveness of your supplier. Now, if you’re not getting the treatment you expect from your provider, you can switch to a new one in just a matter of days. There’s no hassle and no service interruption – only the customer service you deserve.
If you haven’t taken advantage of everything deregulation has to offer, what’s stopping you? Make sure you’re getting the service you deserve at a sensible price. And hey – if you’re on the job hunt, it wouldn’t hurt to take a look around at the opportunities within the industry.