Even though customers in deregulated Texas markets routinely pay more for electricity, there is a bright spot. The gap between the average price paid for electricity between deregulated and regulated market has shrunk to 8.8 percent. In 2006, customers in deregulated cities were paying nearly 47 percent more for electricity than their counterparts in regulated cities.
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Customers can find deals in competitive electricity markets if they take the time and effort to look at web sites such as powertochoose.org, the official comparison shopping site of the Public Utility Commission. The study cited a PUC survey of retail electricity offerings in Houston that showed nine deals in March that were lower than the regulated price of electricity in San Antonio.
For the past several decades, the Nevada energy market has been a monopoly controlled by the utility NV Energy. NV Energy has controlled the price homes and businesses have paid for electricity for decades. Unhappy? Too bad. On November 6, you can do something about it. On November 6th, residents of Nevada can go to the polls and vote yes on question 3. Voting yes will open the energy market to competition — homes and businesses will be able to shop around for their electricity provider. You’ll be able to choose the electric rate and plan that’s right for you. 3 Reasons to Vote Yes on Question 3 New Jobs. If voters say yes to question 3 on November 6th, some estimate that 34,000 new jobs will be created in the Silver State. One company in particular that is interested in moving to (and hiring in!) Nevada is Google. Google purchased land to build a massive datacenter in Northern Nevada but before investing money they’ve requested alternatives to NV Energy. Lower Bills. Electric choice creates competition — competition is good for consumers! Whether you need electricity for your apartment or a massive datacenter like Google, companies will need to be competitive to earn business. Energy providers will have to offer great rates and great service to earn and keep your business, otherwise you (and everyone else) will be free to...
Whether consumers are interested in a Fort Worth energy plan that features green energy, a price-protected supply rate or is from a leading Texas REP, shopping around can help narrow the supply plan search. Although Fort Worth community members can sign up with a REP, they'll still keep in contact with Oncor – the area's transmission and distribution service provider (TDSP).