Energy deregulation – you can also call it energy choice – got its start in Texas in January 2002. Previously, each area of the state got electricity from one company – a utility. It controlled generation and delivery, with the state having the final say on rates. Consumers had no choice under that system – where they lived determined their electricity provider.
Deregulation ended all that. Electricity generation and distribution were split – and now residents of Kingwood have the power to choose among a number of retail electricity providers.
The utility still has a role, transmitting and distributing your electricity, regardless of which provider you choose. In Kingwood, CenterPoint Energy is the utility. That’s who you contact if there’s an outage in Kingwood or infrastructure problems such as downed power lines.
The Choose Energy marketplace lays it all out for you. You’ll find a number of rates, plan terms, and more, including no-deposit electricity plans. Choose Energy also gives you guidance on how to move your electricity services or switch providers.
Interested to find out what’s available? Enter your ZIP code to learn more about Kingwood electricity rates.