Texas Energy 101: Resources, Information and Helpful Links

New to Texas Electricity? Use this Quick Energy Guide to learn about energy choice, our providers and plan options.

Complete Glossary of Texas Electricity Related Words and TitlesGlossary of Terms

View our complete glossary of Texas electricity terms and definitions.

Texas Electricity Guide to Energy Deregulation

Read More About Texas Energy Deregulation

Energy Deregulation in Texas 

Texas Electricity Service Area 

There are over 400 electricity deregulated cities in Texas including:

  • Dallas / Fort Worth
  • Houston
  • Abilene
  • Corpus Christi
  • Galveston
  • Killeen
  • Laredo
  • McAllen
  • Odessa 
  • Paris 
  • Round Rock
  • San Angelo
  • Tyler 
  • Waco 
  • Wichita Falls

Map of Texas Energy Deregulation 

View our Texas Energy Deregulation Map for a complete list of cities with electric choice. 

Cities Not Yet Deregulated 

There are still some areas of Texas that are still unregulated, including:

  • Amarillo
  • Austin 
  • El Paso
  • Lubbock
  • San Antonio

Read more about why some Texas cities are still regulated and the future of deregulation.

History of Deregulation 

Read more about the evolution of Texas Energy Deregulation.

All About Texas Electricity

The Best Texas Electricity Companies

Texas Energy Companies  

Currently there are 118, REPs, Retail Electricity Providers, doing business in the state of Texas including our partner suppliers:

  • Rhythm Energy
  • Acacia Energy 
  • Direct Energy 
  • First Choice Power
  • Frontier Utilities 
  • Infinite Energy 
  • Payless Power 
  • Veteran Energy 

Visit the Texas PUC website for a complete list of electricity providers in Texas

Texas Electricity Company Reviews 

Many consumers wish to read customer reviews before choosing an electricity company.


To make a formal complaint against a Texas Electricity Retail Provider, call toll free 888-782-8477. In Austin the number is 512-936-7120. You can also email customer@puc.texas.gov to file a complaint.

help with electric bill

Get Help With Your Texas Electricity Bill

Texas Electric Bill Assistance 

If you need help paying your electric bill, there are agencies that can assist you. If you need electrcity today and cannot afford a deposit, Quick Electricity can have your lights on same day for only $40.00 down.

Register for Quick Electricity online or by calling 877-509-8946.

Texas Energy Bill Calculator 

Use this tool to better understand your light bill.

Government Programs 

  • CEAP
  • Lite Up Texas (not available)

CEAP, or the Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program, is managed by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. The program offers direct financial assistance, crisis assistance and more for those who qualify. 

Low Income Electricity Options 

If you struggle financially, or have bad credit, Quick Electricity can help. Check out our electricity for low-income households in Texas. We approve all new customers, same day.

Texas Solar Panel Guide

Go Solar with Quick Electricity

Texas Solar Energy

Thinking about solar panels? Quick Electricity can give you a free solar quote for your home or office.

Solar Incentives and Tax Credits

Texas offers a tax credit for homeowners that install solar panels. Check out the most current incentives for those who go solar.

Solar Buyback Programs

TXU, Reliant and Austin Energy are just three Texas energy providers that have solar buyback offers.