Electricity rates are the charge per unit consumed that is collected by the electric service providers at the end of the billing period. Generally there are two kinds of electric supplies, the supplies can be for two purposes, commercial or residential. It totally depends on the subscribers what kind of a supply will they choose. They can choose a plan that gives the best value for money. Thus the power to Choose law is quite profitable to the people having a residence inside the deregulated area.
The transmission and utilities department is responsible for providing the transmission networks inside the deregulated area. The transmission bills are the same for all the customers regardless of their service provider. This is due to the fact that all the transmission facilities are provided by a central state owned body. Any power outages or similar type situations can be rectified, by informing the department. Upon receiving the news of such a difficulty the department immediately takes steps to rectify the situation. Thus the T.U.D proves quite instrumental in bringing transparency and equality to all the subscribers. A helpline number is provided by the department to all its subscribers, so that they can use it in case of an emergency. The rates of electricity in Texas have to be kept low by the service provider companies to remain in the competition.