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Located to the east of Dallas, Mesquite has a population of about 144,000. Mesquite has been officially named by the state legislature the “Rodeo Capital of Texas,” and makes good on that promise every rodeo season with the Mesquite Championship Rodeo, among others.

But Mesquite is also part of another unique aspect of the Lone Star State lifestyle: deregulated energy. Since 2002, Mesquite residents have had the ability to choose between a number of energy providers offering different plans and prices instead of the single utility company they used to be confined to. Greater competition means the chance to score a lower rate on a better plan. Enter your ZIP code above to start shopping today’s prices.

Mesquite energy deregulation

How has deregulation affected Mesquite?

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 idea behind energy deregulation is that it creates a competitive marketplace in place of a monopoly. In a regulated energy structure, utility companies control the prices and plans of their entire service area, and customers are left with next to no choice. Energy deregulation, passed by the state legislature in 2002, changed all that, opening up competition between a variety of energy providers to win customers with better plans and lower rates.

Now, finding an energy plan is like shopping for anything else. With nothing more than your ZIP code, Choose Energy’s online marketplace can show you the current rates available in your area. We only work with the most trusted providers, so you can be sure you’re getting reliable service. See what energy prices in Mesquite are today by entering your ZIP code above.

Mesquite utility companies & energy providers

In a deregulated energy city, the utility company still plays a role. Instead of being responsible for the whole process, they’re now just responsible for delivering the electricity through the power lines that they maintain. Meanwhile, energy providers coordinate with the utility to get electricity to the right homes and bill their customers for the plan that they choose.

In Mesquite, Oncor Electric Delivery is the area utility company. This is who to call if you’re having an issue with a power line or are experiencing an outage. Meanwhile, there are dozens of energy providers to choose from, all offering range of plans and prices. Choose Energy only partners with trusted companies, including Bounce Energy, 4Change Energy, and Frontier Utilities, so you can be sure the providers you see in the marketplace are reliable.

Mesquite renewable energy

The Lone Star State is one of the country’s top renewable energy producers, leading the pack in wind energy production and in the top five for solar energy contributions. Mesquite is also taking the state’s environmental commitment to heart, with its “Keep Mesquite Beautiful” program to encourage environmental excellence.

Thanks to energy choice, residents can make a positive environmental impact every day with the selection of a green energy plan. Choose Energy has partnered with Mesquite’s preferred renewable energy suppliers Amigo Energy and Green Mountain Energy to offer residents environmentally-conscious options for their homes.

Updated: 8/13/2019