Before deregulation, your local utility company provided all aspects of electricity service – generation, transmission and delivery, and retail sales.
Because the utility was regulated by the State of Texas, you had no choice but to pay that rate.
With passage of Senate Bill 7 by the Texas Legislature in 1999, consumers now have a choice of suppliers and retail providers of electricity service – much the same as you choose your own cable or telephone service provider. You can elect to stay with your local utility company or switch to a different Retail Electricity Provider (REP).
Should you choose to switch, transmission and delivery of electricity will still be provided through your local utility via contractual arrangements with your new REP. The utility company will continue to read your meter, maintain power lines and poles, and restore service should power outages occur. Customer service and billing, however, will be provided through your Retail Electricity Provider.
So why switch?
Cost savings is an important consideration. Increased competition for your electricity service often results in significantly lower rates and better products and services.
Improved customer service is another highly ranked reason for change. Personal service, simplified billing, and convenient payment options. It’s a win-win situation for you!
We invite you to experience the difference as an Alliance Power Company customer!