Energy Deregulation simply gives Texas residents the choice to select which electricity provider they want to use. In regulated cities, the state government restricts utility companies to only sell in their designated areas, taking the free market out of electricity. Texas deregulation gives the decision back to the consumer, and we’re happy to help make that decision easier.
When you receive your electricity bill at the end of the month, you will see many different charges included. One charge that tends to trip people up more often than not is something called capacity charges. You might not know this but capacity charges can appear as the “second highest cost-per-kwh on your bill“– after generation. In order to help clarify this term and what exactly it means for your pocket book, we’ve pulled together everything you need to know about this particular charge. What are Capacity Charges? Capacity Charges are based on the highest amount of energy you...
Energy deregulation in Texas means you don't have to settle for an average electric company - you have the power to choose a provider who can offer more than just lights! No matter which plans you choose, count on CPL Retail Energy to provide price stability on all plans, insight tools to help manage your account, energy-saving information and excellent customer service.
As a result, 85% of Texas power consumers (those served by a business not owned by an utility or a town cooperative) can select their electricity service from a range of retail electrical companies (resellers), or the incumbent energy company. The incumbent provider in the area still owns and preserves the regional power lines (and is the company to hire the occasion of a power blackout) and is not subject to deregulation. Customers served by cooperatives or local utilities can select an alternate electricity provider but only if they have actually “opted-in” to deregulation.
To make managing your usage and account easier for you, we have an advanced online account dashboard available for all our residential electricity customers. You can go there anytime to pay your bill, check your usage, change your personal information and learn more about offers we have that apply specifically to you. All customers can sign up for our Weekly Summary Email, which helps you stay on top of your usage every week. Plus, many customers are eligible to sign up for Degrees of Difference, which gives you a bill credit when you reduce your usage during designated high-demand time periods. 
To enroll with an electric provider, your credit history will be reviewed. Be sure to have your driver’s license number or social security number handy when completing your enrollment on the electricity provider’s secure site.  Electricity companies have different credit requirements and change them periodically.  At most, the electricity provider may require a deposit equal to two months of estimated billing.
Green Mountain had a “soft” sales launch in the Corpus Christi market in 2007, which consisted of limited direct sales efforts such as participating at local fairs, festivals and entertainment events throughout the Corpus area (list of upcoming local events at the end of the release), including participating at BayFest the last two years, and tabling at HEB stores in Corpus. The company will soon step up its direct sales efforts in Corpus, including hiring local sales representatives and increasing its presence at local events and HEB stores. Additionally, to better reach Spanish-speaking residents, Green Mountain has a dedicated-toll free number that is staffed by bilingual sales representatives, 1-888-9-VIENTO, as well as Spanish web pages on www.greenmountain.com.

At TXU Energy, we’re proud to be a part of this coastal community and have been providing Corpus Christi electricity service for years. We offer straightforward pricing, great plans and responsive, knowledgeable customer care consultants who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our commitment to helping people is one of the reasons we put this information together for our Corpus Christi electricity customers.
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