Most Texans can choose a new Retail Electric Provider, but there are some areas where electric
competition is not available. View a
map of areas open to competition.
Utility Commission of Texas, at the direction of the Texas
Legislature, has postponed electric competition in some areas of Texas
to ensure the development of sufficient infrastructure, and to guarantee
the future of electric choice for those customers. Customers of El Paso
Electric, Entergy Gulf States Inc., Mutual Energy-Southwestern Electric
Power Company and Xcel Energy will have choice at a later date.
ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES/MUNICIPALLY OR CITY-OWNED
Electric cooperatives and city-owned utilities may decide whether their
customers will have a choice of Retail Electric Providers. Customers
should contact their electric cooperative or city utility for more