Energy deregulation continues in Texas even after years of participation in many major areas and territories. The latest territory to deregulate is the Sharyland Utilities and Sharyland McAllen. The breakup of this co-op could be the beginning of a trend that could see more co-ops in Texas shift toward deregulation. Texas has not seen a co-op territory deregulate in years.
The more than 44,000 residential and small commercial customers in these areas can choose a new retail energy provider. Counties include Hunt, Midland, Martin, Howard, Mitchell, Glasscock, Reagan, McCulloch and others that will transition into retail electric competition this spring.
Sharyland Utilities will remain the company responsible for delivering the electricity, but customers will be able to shop around and choose their own Retail Electric Provider (REP), which is the company that will sell the energy and handle the billing. Ambit Energy, the fastest-growing retail energy provider in Texas, can begin enrolling customers in the Sharyland Utilities area on February 1, 2014 and in the Sharyland McAllen area on May 1, 2014.
To check the current Ambit Energy rates offered in your Texas area, click here. Enrolling as an Ambit customer takes less than 10 minutes online. If you have any questions about choosing a REP, please contact us. See the Sharyland Service Territories map below.