Electricity deregulation in Texas began on January 1st, 2002 after the passing of Texas Senate Bill 7.As a result, most Texas power consumers (those served by a company not owned by a municipality or a utility cooperative) can choose their electricity service from a variety of “Retail Electric Providers (REPs).”
There are four different Transmission Distribution Service Providers (TDSPs) which still own and maintain the local power lines (and is the company to call in the event of a power outage) and are not subject to deregulation.
The highlighted areas on the map below show each of these different deregulated “zones” where which customers can choose their own Retail Electric Provider.
If you have an electricity meter which lies in these areas, or if you would like us to help you find out if you have the ability to shop for your electricity provider, the TIPRO Power Coalition can ensure you are getting the most competitive energy contract available in your area.
Please contact us if you have any questions or need any help.