Some Changes Are Nice to See

Irving Johnson

When I lived in Texas nearly 20 years ago, I knew that one day I would return. That day happened last year, and it feels great to have finally returned home. I retired from the job I had held for the 20 years since I was gone, and my wife and I immediately started looking for our new Texas home. We saw that most things had not changed at all, but we were surprised by the one thing that did. We saw that we would have our choice of texas power companies. When we lived here all those years ago, we didn't have a choice at all.

Politicians decided that Texans should be allowed to make their own choices though, and they deregulated the energy market as a result. This turned out to be a win win situation for both consumers as well as energy companies. They are extremely competitive with one another because they all want a piece of the action. Because of this, Texans are able to get some really great deals. Not only were we able to decide which company would provide us with the electricity we need for our homes, but we are also at liberty to choose what kind of plan we will have.

That is something else that has changed. In the past, we only had the one choice. We would get the bill in the mail, and we would have to either pay it or have our power shut off. Now, we can choose which plan we want as well as the type of commitment we want to make. Instead of signing a lengthy contract, we can do a month to month agreement, a three month agreement, six months, or even a year. It feels great to have these options, but I have to admit that I am glad it is the only change we have encountered since coming home!