How has deregulation affected Rowlett?
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.
In the days of energy regulation, utility companies had a monopoly on their individual parts of the state. Residents were required to purchase and energy plan with their area’s utility company, and the company could set the rate at whatever they wanted.
All that changed in 2002 when the state legislature passed a bill to deregulate a majority of the state’s energy market. This opened the market to competition among providers, driving down costs for consumers. Today, Rowlett residents shop for an energy plan much like anything else, comparing plans, rates, and providers to find the option that suits their needs. See what’s available in Rowlett today.
Rowlett utility companies & energy providers
Since utility companies no longer sell energy plans, they operate a little differently. Retail electric providers sell plans to residents and coordinate with the utility company to set up service. The utility company delivers the energy to the home and maintains power lines and other infrastructure. If you experience a power outage, call the utility company, not your retail electric provider.
The utility company for Rowlett is Oncor Electric Delivery, which manages the energy grid for 402 cities across the Lone Star State. Meanwhile, residents can purchase plans with a number of providers. Since there are so many to choose from it can be hard to know who to trust, so Choose Energy has partnered with a few of the most trusted, such as Just Energy, Reliant Energy, and Cirro Energy.
Rowlett renewable energy
With the lake never far out of view, it’s clear Rowlett has some natural splendors to protect. Luckily the Lone Star State is taking the fate of renewable energy seriously, investing in increased solar power and already dominating where wind energy is concerned.
For Rowlett residents who are looking to go green, there are a few providers who offer renewable energy solutions. Both Amigo Energy and Green Mountain Energy offer clean power plans in the Rowlett area.
About Choose Energy
Who is Choose Energy?
We are a marketplace committed to educating visitors about energy deregulation and helping them find an energy plan that fits their needs. Our easy-to-use online marketplace makes it simple to find available suppliers, compare plans, and make the switch – all in a matter of minutes.
Where does Choose Energy operate?
Currently, we serve customers in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Illinois, Texas, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. To find out what options are available in your area, enter your ZIP code in the search box above.
Why should I choose Choose Energy?
We take the mystery and hassle out of shopping around for new energy services. All you need to do is enter your ZIP code to start comparing plans. By choosing a plan from our selection of vetted and trusted suppliers, you can rest easy knowing you’ll receive reliable and uninterrupted energy service. Even after you’ve switched, Choose Energy keeps working for you. We keep track of when your contract expires and will let you know when it’s time to start shopping for a new plan again.
(Last updated 8/27/2019)