Texas Electric Utilities (Delivery Companies) in the Deregulated Texas Electricity Markets.

Texas utility companies do not sell electricity. They provide the distribution and transmission of power including the maintenance of the wires and poles. Enter your zip code to shop Texas electricity rates. Or read on for utility information and Texas electricity delivery rates.

AEP Texas Central

This is the utility company for South and West Texas. Formed in 2000 as a result of the merger with AEP and Central and South West Corporation, AEP Texas Central is a subsidiary of AEP Texas and is one of two AEP electric utilities operating in ERCOT. This utility boasts approximately 800,000 total customers in 219 towns and 44 counties in Texas. 

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AEP Texas North

The utility company in much of west and central Texas is AEP Texas North. Formed as a result of the acquisition of West Texas Utilities by AEP, AEP Texas North is a subsidiary of AEP Texas and and a sister company to larger AEP Texas Central. This utility serves approximately 200,000 total customers in 153 towns and 48 counties in Texas.

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CenterPoint Energy

If you live in the Houston area, including Katy, Richmond, Humble, Tomball your utility company is Centerpoint Energy Electric. Headquartered in Houston, CenterPoint Energy (NYSE: CNP) is a Fortune 500 energy utility. They serve energy markets in Texas, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Within Texas, they provide electric transmission and distribution as well as natural gas distribution. CenterPoint maintains the wires, poles, and the electric infrastructure within the Houston metropolitan area, covering over 5,000 square miles and 2.3 million customers.

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Lubbock Power & Light (LP&L)

Lubbock Power & Light (LP&L) has been the utility for the city of Lubbock TX since 1916. In January 2024, LP&P joined the Texas deregulated electricity market. If you live in the Lubbock area, LP&L will continue to be your utility company but you must choose a retail electricity provider to provide your electricity supply.

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Oncor is the electric utility company that delivers power to over 10 million customers in north, central and west Texas. They are the utility company for 400+ cities in Texas. Headquartered in Dallas, they are the largest transmission and distribution utility in the state.

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