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.
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.