Texas deregulated most of the state's electricity markets in 2002, a move aimed at lowering electricity costs by letting consumers choose their own electric power providers and their own plans. Some parts of Texas continued to be regulated, including those that get power from municipal utilities, electric cooperatives and investor-owned utilities that operate outside the state's primary power grid.
Residents get to choose their provider as there are many different ones serving the area. With a total of 7.5 million customers, Oncor Electric Delivery manages Fort Worth's utility service areas and distributes power to residences. Although residents can only have Oncor Electric Delivery as their utility company, they get their choice of suppliers. Several energy providers serve Fort Worth, and it can sometimes be hard for people to know which service to select. Choose Energy helps connect consumers with reliable energy companies such as TriEagle Energy, TXU Energy and Direct Energy.