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.
“Green Mountain Energy Company expanded its sales and marketing efforts to Corpus Christi after experience and customer response showed us that residents here are concerned about the environment and want to help make a difference,” said Paul Markovich, senior vice president of Residential Sales, Green Mountain Energy Company. “We also know that continuing to spread the word about the benefits of cleaner electricity is critical since most people don’t know that electricity production is the leading cause of industrial air pollution in the U.S.”
Texas deregulated its energy market in 2002. Basically, deregulation gave the majority of the Lone Star State, including Corpus Christi, the ability to pick energy suppliers from a pool of companies. The idea was that energy deregulation in Corpus Christi would push competitors to lower prices, consequently driving down energy bill costs for the consumer.
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“ We signed a 7 month contract with GM energy when we bought our new house, and it has turned out to be the best, most honest company we have purchased electricity from in Texas. We've been burned by Reliant and more recently by Amigo. With Green Mountain, our rate was what they said it was. There were no shenanigans, just a low rate for 100pct wind power. They let us know when our contract was ending and I'm wishing that we had just stuck with them. My only complaint is that they wanted to raise our rate if we stayed with them, like every other TX electricity company does. So, we switched, got scammed by Amigo, and now we are trying Infinite Energy. It would have been cheaper to stay with a good company. I wish TX would just end deregulation or would protect consumers better from these vultures at the energy companies. ”
Straightforward Pricing. Some Corpus Christi electricity companies offer low "introductory" or "promotional" rates for the first month or so of service. Before you know it, you're paying a much higher rate. Beware of tricky teaser rates from electricity companies trying to get your business. For electricity rates you can count on, choose TXU Energy.