The May 1 opening of the Sharyland Utilities service territory to retail competition will mark the first time customers served by Sharyland will gain electricity choice, which is a benefit that most Texans have had for years. Sharyland’s transition to competition was approved by the Public Utility Commission of Texas, which found that the transition would be in the public interest.
Over the next 10 weeks, Sharyland will encourage its customers to choose a retail electric provider (REP). If they don’t make their own choice by April 13, customers will be placed in a pool and randomly assigned to a REP so that bills and services won’t be interrupted.
Many retail electric providers have been actively advertising in the Sharyland service area and reaching out through the media recently. Soon those REPs will begin calling on the phone and going door-to-door attempting to enroll customers.
Throughout February, Sharyland is hosting a number of public meetings and forums in order to inform its customers about their new ability to choose a retail supplier and what to expect.
The ability to choose your own electricity provider is a great opportunity to find a product that best suits your needs. It’s important your decision is informed and considered before you choose a REP. More Texans trust