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Consumers in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and Corpus Christi were promised bargains on electricity when the Texas Legislature deregulated the electricity market. But 16 years later they're still paying more for electricity than their counterparts in cities Texas lawmakers exempted from deregulation such as Austin and San Antonio, according to the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power which analyzed federal electricity pricing data.
Along with its sizeable population, the city also maintains one of the higher electricity usage levels in Texas and averages 1,400 kWh worth of consumption per month, exceeding the national average by around 500 kWh. In addition, residents pay an average monthly electricity bill of over $130, once again topping the US average. This makes the ability to select from various service providers important, as it presents an opportunity for the people to cut back on the expenses they incur each and every month.
Fort Worth has, for the most part, followed in the footsteps of the state. In 2013, the American Council for Energy Efficiency ranked Fort Worth 26th in the list of America's most energy-efficient cities. The use of green energy in Fort Worth will continue to rise as the city's new Sustainability Task Force aims to make the city's development and growth more sustainable.