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Your utility company is important no matter where you live – it is often in charge of supplying electricity to your home. But in deregulated states such as Texas, the electric utilities have a slightly different job. About 85 percent of the Texas energy market is deregulated, which means consumers can choose their energy provider from a lot of different options.
In Texas, retail electricity providers (REPs) oversee generating or buying electricity. But utility companies transport that electricity to your home, maintain infrastructure, and restore power during an outage.
So, what are the largest electric utility companiesin Texas? There are four main electric utilities that currently operate in deregulated areas of the Lone Star State. Read on for an overview of each one.