The deregulated electricity market in Texas began in 2002, allowing customers the ability to shop for a competitive electric supplier. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is at the heart of Texas’s electric system, operating the high-voltage transmission network, administering and monitoring the wholesale electricity markets, and planning for the state’s energy future.  

ERCOT at a Glance:

Manages Electricity flow to 23 million Texans

  • 85% of the electric load in Texas
  • 75% of land area in Texas
  • 40,530 miles of transmission lines
  • 550+ generation units

ERCOT does not include:

  • El Paso area
  • Texas Panhandle
  • Northeast Texas
  • Longview, Marshall and Texarkana
  • Southeast Texas
  • Beaumont, Port Arthur and the Woodlands

Businesses can switch to a competitive supplier like Gexa Energy. Gexa Energy provides customized products and solutions to fit your business’ energy needs. If your business is in the ERCOT jurisdiction, contact us today to understand the full benefits of switching to a competitive supplier.