Texas Electricity Provider - Deregulation

GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA was licensed by the Public Utility Commission of Texas as a competitive, commercial electricity supplier in October of 2002. Currently, we are providing service to commercial and industrial customers in ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) in the following utility regions:

  • CenterPoint Energy
  • Oncor
  • AEP Texas Central
  • AEP Texas North
  • Texas-New Mexico Power Company
View our service areas in Texas
Deregulation in Texas
Texas became fully deregulated for all commercial and industrial customers in the ERCOT region January 1, 2002 following a 6-month pilot program. As of December 2007, all customers in Texas were considered competitively supplied with the end of the “price-to-beat” offers.

However, these customers are still eligible to choose a competitive supplier such as GDF SUEZ Energy Resources for the energy portion of their bill. Transmission and Distribution (T&D) services will continue to be provided to all customers by Transmission and Distribution Service Providers (TDSPs).

What happens when a Texas buyer chooses a new electricity supplier?

  • The new supplier notifies the old supplier and utility that you have changed suppliers.
  • The new supplier transmits utility account information to the utility in order to enroll you as a customer.
  • The utility confirms, by letter to you, of your new supplier selection and the date your new service begins.
  • The actual change of supplier occurs on the meter reading date following a successful enrollment.

For more on the history, structure and future of Texas’ deregulated electricity market, visit the Public Utility Commission of Texas.


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