Consumers in most parts of Texas can evaluate electricity plans and choose the one that’s right for them. Since 2002, with the deregulation of the electricity market in Texas, consumers have had options when choosing an electric company.
We want to make it easy for you to learn about electricity providers in Texas and their role in how you receive electricity. Essentially, a power generation company sells power to a Retail Electricity Provider (REP), such as Gexa Energy, and the REP works with each Transmission and Distribution Service Provider (TDSP) to ensure electricity is delivered to customers in the correct service area. The information below describes the different types of companies and how they work together in the electricity market:
Customers: Consumers can choose their REP and as customers of the REP are provided with electricity services from a TDU that services their area. Customers pay electricity bills to their REP and contact their REP for service-related questions.
This infographic demonstrates the journey of deregulated energy delivery. Your Transmission and Distribution Service Provider (TDSP), generates and delivers energy to your home. Suppliers/Retail Electricity Providers (REP), are the companies you choose to sell you energy, and the ones you pay the bill to, that’s Gexa Energy. The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) determines rates for transmission and distribution service while the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) oversees reliability and security.