Regulated vs. De-Regulated Energy Texas deregulated its electricity sales market in 2002, opening the market to competition among Retail Electric Providers. It ended the monopoly of the electric utility companies over energy supply in the state of Texas. There are now over 120 competing power companies in Texas. Currently, approximately 85% of Texas homeowners live
Deregulated energy markets are where energy utility companies are not able to sell electricity directly to the end consumer. Instead, the client can choose between many REPs (Retail Electric Providers), this creates a competitive market that results in lower prices for homeowners and businesses.