list of deregulated cities in texas with power to choose electricity provider

What are the Deregulated Cities in Texas?

  • Written By: Shannon Bedrich

  • Over 26 million people in Texas, more than 85% of the state’s population, now have the power to choose their electricity provider thanks to electricity deregulation.

    But deregulation doesn’t include the whole state of Texas. Some cities in Texas are deregulated and others aren’t. The list below will help you understand what cities fall into each category.

    List of Deregulated Cities in Texas (Choice of Electricity Provider)

    If you live in a deregulated city in Texas, you must choose a Retail Electricity Provider (REP) to supply your electricity. This company will also provide your customer service and billing. Your local utility company will read your meter, respond to any outages and deliver power to your home.

    Some of the largest deregulated cities in Texas include Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Corpus Christi. Here’s a complete list of cities and town in Texas that are deregulated.

    • Abilene
    • Addison
    • Alamo
    • Albany
    • Aledo
    • Alice
    • Allen
    • Alpine
    • Alvarado
    • Alvin
    • Alvord
    • Andrews
    • Angleton
    • Anson
    • Aransas Pass
    • Archer City
    • Argyle
    • Arlington
    • Arroyo City
    • Aspermont
    • Athens
    • Atlanta
    • Aubrey
    • Austwell
    • Azle
    • Bacliff
    • Baird
    • Balch Springs
    • Ballinger
    • Balmorhea
    • Barksdale
    • Bay City
    • Baytown
    • Bedford
    • Beeville
    • Bellaire
    • Bellmead
    • Belton
    • Benbrook
    • Big Lake
    • Big Spring
    • Bishop
    • Blooming Grove
    • Bonham
    • Booker
    • Brackettville
    • Brazoria
    • Breckenridge
    • Bronte
    • Brookshire
    • Brownwood
    • Buffalo
    • Burk
    • Burnett
    • Burleson
    • Cameron
    • Canton
    • Carrizo Springs
    • Carrollton
    • Cedar Hill
    • Cedar Park
    • Centerville
    • Channelview
    • Childress
    • Christoval
    • Cisco
    • Clarendon
    • Clarksville
    • Cleburne
    • Clifton
    • Clute
    • Clyde
    • Collinsville
    • Columbus
    • Colorado City
    • Columbus
    • Comanche
    • Commerce
    • Comstock
    • Cooper
    • Coppell
    • Copperas Cove
    • Corpus Christi
    • Corsicana
    • Cotulla
    • Crane
    • Crockett
    • Crosby
    • Cross Plains
    • Crossroads
    • Crowell
    • Crystal City
    • Cypress
    • Dallas
    • De Leon
    • De Soto
    • Decatur
    • Deer Park
    • Del Rio
    • Denison
    • Denton
    • Devine
    • Diboll
    • Dickens
    • Dickinson
    • Dilley
    • Donna
    • Dublin
    • Dumas
    • Duncanville
    • Eagle Lake
    • Eagle Pass
    • Early
    • Eastland
    • Eden
    • Edgewood
    • Edinburg
    • Edna
    • Edom
    • Egypt
    • El Campo
    • Eldorado
    • Electra
    • Elgin
    • Ennis
    • Escobares
    • Etoile
    • Euless
    • Eustace
    • Falcon Heights
    • Falfurrias
    • Farmers Branch
    • Flint
    • Flo
    • Forest Hill
    • Forney
    • Fort Davis
    • Fort Stockton
    • Fort Worth
    • Freeport
    • Freer
    • Frisco
    • Fulton
    • Gainesville
    • Galena Park
    • Galveston
    • Gatesville
    • George West
    • Goliad
    • Graford
    • Graham
    • Granbury
    • Grand Prairie
    • Grandview
    • Grapevine
    • Gun Barrel City
    • Hallettsville
    • Haltom City
    • Hamilton
    • Hamlin
    • Harker Heights
    • Harlingen
    • Haskell
    • Hebbronville
    • Henrietta
    • Hidalgo
    • Hillsboro
    • Hitchcock
    • Houston
    • Hubbard
    • Hudson
    • Humble
    • Huntington
    • Hurst
    • Hutchins
    • Ingleside
    • Iraan
    • Irving
    • Italy
    • Jacksboro
    • Jersey Village
    • Jewett
    • Johnson City
    • Jourdanton
    • Junction
    • Karnes City
    • Katy
    • Kaufman
    • Keene
    • Keller
    • Kemah
    • Kenedy
    • Kermit
    • Killeen
    • Kingsville
    • Knox City
    • La Feria
    • La Marque
    • Ladonia
    • Laguna Park
    • Lajitas
    • Lake Jackson
    • Lake Whitney
    • Lake Worth
    • Lamesa
    • Lancaster
    • Laredo
    • League City
    • Leakey
    • Leona
    • Lewisville
    • Lindale
    • Liverpool
    • Log Cabin
    • Los Fresnos
    • Lubbock
    • Lufkin
    • Lytle
    • Mabank
    • Magnolia
    • Malakoff
    • Malone
    • Manor
    • Mansfield
    • Marfa
    • Mathis
    • McAllen
    • McGregor
    • McKinney
    • Memphis
    • Menard
    • Mercedes
    • Merkel
    • Mesquite
    • Midland
    • Midlothian
    • Milano
    • Milford
    • Mineral Wells
    • Mission
    • Monahans
    • Muenster
    • Munday
    • Nacogdoches
    • Nassau Bay
    • Neches
    • Nocona
    • North Richland Hills
    • Northlake
    • Odem
    • Odessa
    • Olney
    • Orange Grove
    • Ozona
    • Paducah
    • Paint Rock
    • Palacios
    • Palestine
    • Palmer
    • Palmview
    • Paris
    • Pasadena
    • Pearland
    • Pearsall
    • Pecos
    • Penitas
    • Perryton
    • Pflugerville
    • Pharr
    • Pilot Point
    • Plano
    • Pleasanton
    • Port Aransas
    • Port Isabel
    • Port Lavaca
    • Port Mansfield
    • Port O’Connor
    • Portland
    • Pottsboro
    • Prairie View
    • Premont
    • Presidio
    • Quanah
    • Quinlan
    • Quintana
    • Rachel
    • Rainbow
    • Rancho Viejo
    • Ranger
    • Rankin
    • Raymondville
    • Red Oak
    • Refugio
    • Reklaw
    • Richardson
    • Richland
    • Richland Hills
    • Richmond
    • Rio Grande City
    • Rio Hondo
    • Riviera
    • Riviera Beach
    • Roanoke
    • Robert Lee
    • Rockdale
    • Rockport
    • Rocksprings
    • Rockwall
    • Roma
    • Rosenberg
    • Rotan
    • Round Rock
    • Round Top
    • Rowlett
    • Royse City
    • Ruidosa
    • Rule
    • Sabinal
    • Saginaw
    • Saint Jo
    • Salado
    • San Angelo
    • San Benito
    • San Juan
    • San Leon
    • Sandia
    • Santa Anna
    • Sargent
    • Seabrook
    • Seadrift
    • Seagoville
    • Sealy
    • Seguin
    • Shamrock
    • Sheffield
    • Sherman
    • Sinton
    • Snyder
    • Sonora
    • South Houston
    • South Padre Island
    • Spearman
    • Spring
    • Springtown
    • Spur
    • Stafford
    • Stamford
    • Stephenville
    • Sugar Land
    • Sulphur Springs
    • Surfside Beach
    • Sweetwater
    • Synder
    • Taft
    • Taylor
    • Temple
    • Terlingua
    • Terrell
    • Texas City
    • The Colony
    • Three Rivers
    • Throckmorton
    • Tivoli
    • Tomball
    • Tuleta
    • Tyler
    • Uvalde
    • Van
    • Van Alstyne
    • Vernon
    • Victoria
    • Waco
    • Waxahachie
    • Webster
    • Wellington
    • Weslaco
    • West Columbia
    • West Tawakoni
    • Westlake
    • Wharton
    • White Settlement
    • Whitewright
    • Whitney
    • Wichita Falls
    • Wills Point
    • Wimberley
    • Winters
    • Wolfe City
    • Woodway
    • Yantis
    • Yorktown
    • Zapata
    • Zavalla

    If you need to know your local utility company, you can use this link to find out what electric company services your address. But really, unless you have a power outage, most of your contact will be with the provider you select. You can find a list of Texas electricity providers on our site.

    Enter your zip code to shop rates from electric providers.

    Shop Electric Rates by Zip Code

    Which Cities in Texas are Regulated? (No Choice of Electric Provider)

    So if Texas is deregulated, why can’t I choose my electricity provider?

    At the start of deregulation, most large investor-owned public utilities were required to participate in deregulation. But not-for-profit organizations like municipal utilities and electric cooperatives had the option to remain regulated. And most of them did.

    Here are some of the larger cities in Texas that are regulated. These are cities where you don’t have the power to choose your electricity provider.

    • Austin (Austin Energy)
    • Brownsville (Magic Valley Electric Coop)
    • Bryan (Bryan Texas Utilities)
    • Brenham (Bluebonnet Electric Coop)
    • Burnet (City of Burnet)
    • College Station (Bluebonnet Electric Coop)
    • Denton (Denton Municipal Electric)
    • Fredericksburg (Central Texas Electric Coop)
    • Garland (Garland Power & Light)
    • Georgetown (City of Georgetown Electric Utility)
    • Kerrville (Kerrville Public Utilities)
    • New Braunfels (New Braunfels Utilities)
    • San Marcos (SMTX Utilities)
    • San Antonio (CPS Energy)
    • The Woodlands (Entergy)

    The Public Utility of Texas oversees all utilities and providers in the state, both regulated and deregulated. If you have any concerns or complaints about your service provider you can contact the PUCT by phone or email.


    New to Texas? Learn more about deregulation basics.

    What’s the Difference Between a Utility and an Electricity Provider

    How to Find the Best Electricity Rates in Texas

    The Basics: How to Shop for an Electricity Plan

    About Shannon Bedrich

    Shannon Bedrich, co-founded ElectricityPlans in 2016 after shopping for electricity rates using a confusing state-sponsored website. A CPA and our CFO, Shannon is the one that deciphers the fine print on each electricity plan. Outside of work, Shannon enjoys spending time with family, rooting for the Aggies, and exploring all that Houston has to offer.

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