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If you live in a deregulated energy market, shopping for the best rates and plans with Allconnect® could help you reduce your monthly utility bill. Use Allconnect to find electricity providers by ZIP code.

In states with a deregulated energy market, electric providers compete to provide you electricity, which can give you multiple benefits. Competition can lead to lower energy rates and special promotions. With deregulation, you may get to choose which electric company and plan you want depending where you live.

Electricity is regulated in the majority of states. If you’re in a regulated market, a single utility offers electric services by generating or buying electricity, storing it and delivering it to customers. While you can’t choose an electric provider in a regulated market, you can still save on other home services by calling Allconnect at .

As you look for a power company to service your home, you may want to consider:

  • Price per kilowatt hour
  • Type of rate (fixed or variable)
  • Length of available plans
  • Early termination fees
  • Reputation of energy provider

Which states have deregulated electricity?

States that have elecricity deregulation

What residents in deregulated markets should know

The states above all have electricity deregulation. Some states have partial deregulation, though. For example, portions of Ohio and Texas are not deregulated.

Additionally, in a deregulated electricity market, a local utility still handles how electricity is transmitted and distributed, and no one can choose their local utility.

What does your local electric utility do?

The utility company transmits your chosen electricity, maintains and repairs the power grid and usually bills for electricity usage and transmission.

In some states, utilities can also generate and sell electricity, but you aren’t forced to buy the electricity from the utility. You may choose to buy electric service from either your local utility or available electricity providers.

Compare electric provider rates to your utility rates

Before signing up for electricity service, we recommend checking the local utility’s electricity supply rate by checking their rates online or contacting them directly.

To make sure you’re getting the best deal, enter your ZIP code above to access a list of local utility companies provided by Choose Energy and Save On Energy.

What is electricity deregulation

Electricity deregulation separates electricity production from its storage and transmission. In a deregulated electric market, different businesses can handle electricity generation, storage and transmission. In regulated markets, one utility generates or buys electricity, stores it and transmits it to customers.

How deregulated electricity markets work

In a deregulated market, electricity providers generate electricity or buy it from companies that generate it. Having multiple electricity providers available gives customers options such as competitive pricing, renewable energy choices and different term lengths.

What customers in deregulated markets should know

In some deregulated states, local utilities also generate and sell electricity, but customers aren’t forced to buy the electricity from the utility company. Customers can choose from either their local utility or available electricity providers.

Before signing up for electricity service, we recommend checking the local utility’s electricity supply rate by checking their rates online or contacting them directly.

Deregulation — the power to choose your rate

The electricity supply rate is how much a customer pays per kilowatt hour of electricity used at home. With a deregulated market, multiple electricity providers generate electricity and compete to sell you electricity, which means you get the ability to choose which supply rate and provider you want.

A local utility still charges for costs such as transmission and power grid maintenance, but you may be able to lower monthly electricity costs by shopping for a provider with a lower electricity supply rate. Enter your ZIP code above to compare electric rates in your area.

Average electric rates by state

Average state electricity rates and rankings, Q3 2018

State Rate (cents/kWh) Rank State Rate (cents/kWh) Rank
Alabama 12.38 28 Montana 11.67 16
Alaska 22.98 49 Nebraska 12.07 20
Arizona 12.91 31 Nevada 11.47 14
Arkansas 10.00 3 New Hampshire 19.31 44
California 19.96 46 New Jersey 15.43 39
Colorado 12.57 29 New Mexico 13.39 33
Connecticut 21.34 48 New York 19.23 43
Delaware 12.23 23 North Carolina 11.50 15
Florida 11.29 11 North Dakota 11.99 18
Georgia 12.30 25 Ohio 12.30 26
Hawaii 32.70 50 Oklahoma 10.63 6
Idaho 10.45 4 Oregon 11.19 10
Illinois 12.08 21 Pennsylvania 13.87 35
Indiana 12.21 22 Rhode Island 19.53 45
Iowa 14.17 36 South Carolina 11.85 17
Kansas 13.46 34 South Dakota 12.62 30
Kentucky 10.50 5 Tennessee 10.70 7
Louisiana 9.54 1 Texas 11.42 13
Maine 16.20 41 Utah 10.89 8
Maryland 13.27 32 Vermont 17.91 42
Massachusetts 21.16 47 Virginia 12.26 24
Michigan 15.64 40 Washington 9.80 2
Minnesota 14.23 37 West Virginia 11.36 12
Mississippi 10.94 9 Wisconsin 14.48 38
Missouri 12.35 27 Wyoming 12.02 19

Powered by Choose Energy and Save on Energy. Last updated 1/29/2019.

What’s a cheap electric rate?

As you can see, electricity rates vary a lot by state, from less than 10 cents per kilowatt hour to more than 30 cents per kilowatt hour. Right now, cheap electricity ranges from 10 to 11 cents per kilowatt hour.

Electricity rates are subject to change based on region, market factors and electric providers. If you live in a state with a deregulated market, we can help you compare electric rates and providers in your area.

Enter your ZIP code above to find electricity rates and providers near you.

Electricity & power providers in Texas

Around 85% of Texas residents live in deregulated regions, and they must choose their electricity provider. Exceptions include Austin and San Antonio.

If you are a resident in a deregulated part of Texas, instead of signing up for power with a utility company, you can get electricity from companies known as Retail Electric Providers.

Who are major electricity providers in Texas?

Some major electricity providers in Texas include:

Retail Electric Providers in Texas do not actually generate electricity. Instead, they purchase electricity from power generators and sell electricity to consumers. Texas is home to more than 40 electricity providers, and some specialize in selling electricity they purchase from renewable energy generators.

Allconnect can help you shop for the best electricity rates from providers in your area. Enter your ZIP code above to see a list of local Retail Electric Providers provided by Choose Energy and Save On Energy.

Common electricity service questions

No, switching electricity providers should not interrupt your electricity service at home.

Depending on your current power company’s terms, it can cost you money if you switch before the end of your electricity plan contract.

If you live in a regulated state, your local utility determines who generates your electricity and controls your electricity transmission and distribution. You can usually find your utility company by visiting your city government website, by contacting your local government office or by contacting your landlord if you are a renter.

A fixed rate plan is an electricity plan charging the same price per kWh from month to month. In addition, a flat rate plan is an electricity plan that charges the same price per kWh no matter how much you choose. Variable electric rate plans allow your price per kWh to vary by month to month.

In addition to shopping for a lower electricity rate, you can use some of these tips to save money on electricity:

  • Install weather stripping to doors and windows
  • Wash clothes in cold water
  • Turn off the heated dry on your dishwasher
  • Invest in ENERGY STAR® certified appliances
  • Use ceiling and standing fans to circulate air

Utilities are regulated and deregulated at the state level, where public service commissions are responsible for overseeing and authorizing investment decisions, operations and customer rates.

Last updated 1/29/19.

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