How has deregulation affected Wylie?
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.
While there are still some cities in Texas where energy is regulated, a majority opted for deregulation starting in 2002. This drastically changed the way the industry opted. Where previously residents were required to purchase energy from the utility company that managed their area of the state, now they had many providers vying for their business. While residents now need to search for energy plans, this also allows them to find lower prices and a variety of options to suit their needs.
Today signing up for an energy plan is similar to shopping for anything else. With Choose Energy’s 24/7 online marketplace, consumers can compare plans from trusted providers and pick what fits their home best. Prices change regularly and can be seasonally affected, so head to the marketplace to see today’s offerings in your area.
Wylie utility companies & energy providers
Because of energy deregulation, utility companies have had to change the way they operate. Where previously they were responsible for selling and delivering electricity to the consumer, now they are only responsible for delivering it. They also maintain the power lines and other energy infrastructure in the area. Power outages should be reported to the utility company, not the retail energy provider. In Wylie, the utility company is Oncor Electric Delivery, one of the largest in the state.
Since utilities no longer sell electricity in deregulated areas, residents must choose a plan from a retail electricity provider. These providers bill consumers for the energy and any related fees from the utility. They also coordinate with the utility company to make sure your energy gets delivered. Choose Energy has partnered with the most trusted providers in Wylie, including 4Change Energy, Just Energy, and TXU Energy, to bring residents the most reliable service.
Wylie renewable energy
The energy industry is already big in Texas and only getting bigger, as the massive growth of renewable projects prove. Texas is already home to thousands of wind turbines, bringing in the most wind energy generation in the country. Solar power isn’t far behind, and neither industry shows signs of slowing.
Because of this, Wylie residents have the option to source their homes’ energy renewably. Green Mountain Energy and Amigo Energy are two green energy suppliers that offer plans in the Wylie area, allowing consumers the chance to save the environment and money. Enter you ZIP code above to see green energy plans available for your home.
(Last updated 8/23/2019)