We offer customized customer solutions and specialized products
designed specifically to meet the individual needs of the Public Retail
Customer - Cities, Counties, State Agencies, Hospital Districts,
Colleges and Universities, Taxing Entities, and more - to satisfy their
energy procurement objectives.
Our focus is only on the Public Sector Consumer and their specialized needs. We
employ the best in practices and technologies to effectively manage the
switching, billing, remittance, processing, reporting and other customer
services on behalf of the Texas General Land Office.
We are classified as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) and
are certified by the Texas State Comptroller as a Historically Underutilized
State of Texas bidding and procurement
law requires a formal bid process for procurement of goods and services
which cannot be sole-sourced and cost over $25,000 annually. The GLO
agreement is Interlocal and is exempt from competitive bidding or
Request For Proposal requirements.
Multiple Pricing Options - For budget certainty, we offer Fixed
rates that can be locked in over the term of your contract. For those
with more flexibility, we offer Indexed Pricing to take advantage of
market downturns. You can also take advantage of both options and divide
you contract between Fixed and Index pricing
Flexible Contract Terms - Our contracts are designed specifically for the Public Retail Customer. We work closely with you to answer all
questions and to meet your particular needs.
Savings - Unlike for-profit REP's, the State Power Program (SPP) is
exempt from Gross Receipt Tax (GRT) and Public Utility Commission Assessment (PUCA) fees and passes this savings direct to its customers.
Supports the Texas Permanent School Fund - Texas school districts are directly
benefited by the SPP. Proceeds generated by the SPP are deposited into
the Permanent School Fund
Customers in the Sharyland Utilities service area will soon have the right to choose their electric provider as the transition to retail choice at Sharyland Utilities' transitions to a deregulated electricity market.
Starting in 2014, some 44,000 customers of Sharyland Utilities in 28 different counties of Texas including Brady, Celeste, Colorado City, Stanton, Mission and McAllen,
will have electric competition available.
What makes this process unique from the prior deregulation process is that Sharyland does not have an
incumbent electricity provider for customers to default to when the
regions open up to electric competition. Prior to May, 1 2014, Sharyland's Customers will be given an advanced opportunity to shop for a low electric rate from a retail electric provider (REP) with no interruption in service. Any customers who do not switch ahead of May 1, 2014 will be randomly assigned to a "default" retail electric provider (default REP).
More importantly, the Public Utility
Commission will not regulate electric rates charged by the default REP. The rate charged by the
default REP shall be a market-based, "month-to-month" product, which
means the electric rate could change every month. So customers who do not choose a REP may be subject to large swings in their electric rate. Thus, it is crucial for customers to shop for a low electric rate prior to the
assignment of customers to the default REP.