Consequently, 85% of Texas power customers (those served by a business not owned by an utility or a town cooperative) can select their power solution from a variety of retail electrical service providers (Representatives), including the incumbent utility. The incumbent utility in the location still owns and maintains the regional high-voltage line (and is the company to call in the event of a power outage) as well as is exempt to deregulation. Clients served by cooperatives or local utilities can select an alternative REPRESENTATIVE just if the utility has "opted in" to deregulation.
Green energy plans are supported 100% by Renewable Resource Certificates (RECs) that are acquired as well as retired in a quantity enough to match your yearly intake. RECs are a tradeable, non-tangible energy asset in the USA that represents evidence that 1 megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity was generated from a qualified renewable resource resource like biomass, hydro, solar or wind. Please see your Terms of Service for even more details.
In this free market completing electricity sellers buy power wholesale from private power generators to market at retail to around 80% of Texas citizens. The collaboration in between retailers and generators is controlled by the Electric Dependability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, which tries to balance the power grid's electricity supply and need by purchasing percentages of electricity at 15-minute intervals throughout the day.