How has deregulation affected Keller?
Here’s what the latest statistics from the U.S. Energy Information Administration show:
- Texas residential electricity rates are nearly 9.5 percent lower than the national average.
- Texas commercial electricity rates are nearly 26 percent lower than the national average.
- Texas industrial electricity rates are nearly 23 percent lower than the national average.
- Texas generates the most electricity of any state from wind.
- Texas generates the fifth-highest amount of electricity from solar energy.
The Texas energy market became deregulated in 2002, when the state legislature passed a bill to break up the monopoly held by utility companies. While some areas are still regulated, a majority are not, allowing many retail electric providers to start competing for consumers’ business.
In Keller, residents can now shop for an energy plan like they would anything else. Previously, the utility company offered limited options and set the rates itself, so it could charge whatever it wanted. Now consumers can choose a plan and rate that works for them. See what energy prices in Keller look like today.
Keller utility companies & energy providers
Energy deregulation didn’t get rid of utilities, but rather changed how they operate. As part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, Keller gets its utility service from Oncor Electric Delivery. Previously, Oncor handled each part of the electricity service, from sales to delivery. Now Oncor manages the infrastructure and delivers the energy consumers pay for, but consumers buy the energy from a retail provider.
Keller residents have many providers to choose from. With so many possibilities, it can be hard to narrow it down. To make the process simpler, Choose Energy has entered into cooperative agreements with a few of the most trusted providers, such as TXU Energy, 4Change Energy, and more. When you shop in the Choose Energy marketplace you can be sure you’re choosing a company that offers reliable service.
Keller renewable energy
Texas has always been known for its energy industry, but in recent years that industry has increasingly focused on renewable energy growth. Wind power is the most prevalent, with tens of thousands of wind turbines currently active in the state, making Texas number one in the country for wind energy.
Solar power is also growing, with the Lone Star State ranking fifth. For Keller residents who want to go green, there are a few options. Beyond installing solar panels, there are also a few providers who offer green-energy sourced electricity plans. Green Mountain Energy and Amigo Energy are two green providers who offer plans in the Keller area.
(Last updated 8/27/2019)