We provide personalized services for Companies with multi deregulated facilities and partner with top tier electric providers in those geographical areas of service and offices. Energy deregulation is the restructuring of the existing energy market with objective movement was to prevent energy monopolies by increasing competition. This allowed energy users to choose from multiple energy providers based on rates that suit their needs and specialized products Historically utilities were meant to generate, transmit and distribute energy, few utility companies of the time performed all three functions. This resulted in a fractured infrastructure with spotty service and widely fluctuating prices. Over the last 20 years, energy deregulation has grown substantially. Whether it be just a handful of communities or the entire state, energy deregulation is now present in nearly 40 states. As we move forward, it is possible that all 48 continental states will incorporate some type of deregulation in their energy markets. While there is no estimate as to when that might be, deregulation’s progress since the turn of the century indicates it may be sooner than later.
Deregulation Energy 101
Before deregulation, the power industry was essentially made up of large, government-sanctioned monopolies. Monopoly- the exclusive possession or control of the supply of or trade in a commodity or services Electric utilities controlled the whole energy process from generation to transmission to distribution, and the government placed regulations on the companies to keep them from taking advantage of their customers. These rules determined how much profit utilities could make, how high they could set their rates, and what environmental standards they needed to follow. In the 1980s, however, other important industries (like airlines, railroads, and telecommunications) were deregulated. Because this process was so successful, the energy industry was inspired to follow suit.
The groundwork for deregulation was laid out in 1978 when Congress passed the Public Utilities Regulatory Policy Act (PURPA) to introduce competition into the monopoly network. PURPA allowed independent electric companies to generate power and required utilities to buy it. By the mid-1990s, the push for deregulation went beyond PURPA, and many states started breaking up the monopolies themselves. Deregulation laws required utilities to sell their electric generation plants (which were then bought by independent companies), creating a retail market for electric suppliers.
The utilities still handle billing and distribution to customers, but now the supply of power can come from independent providers rather than the utility itself. The goal of this process is to create competition between energy companies. Competition encourages suppliers to lower prices, embrace innovation, provide better service, and create new products like green energy and fixed rate pricing.
Not all states have deregulated energy markets. Some have deregulated electricity but not natural gas, or vice versa. Here is a list of states that currently have deregulated electricity markets:
Not all states have deregulated energy markets. Some have deregulated electricity but not natural gas, or vice versa. Not all states have deregulated cities. If your current electric bill is from the "City" then you are not in an area that is deregulated. Here is a list of states that currently have deregulated electricity markets:
List of Deregulated States