Energy Deregulation by States
Electricity Providers in Texas: First Choice Power
A Brief History
First Choice Power is one of several private electric companies located in the state of Texas. Though they have only been a certified Texas electric company since the start of 2001, their history goes back much further, and is closely connected to the story of publically owned utilities and deregulation in the state of Texas.
A Long Standing History
First Choice Power began its life in the early 1900's as TNMP (Texas New Mexico Power). They provided electric and natural gas services to large regions of Texas and New Mexico. They progressed unimpeded for over 70 years, before legislation in the late 1990's began the process of deregulation in the state of Texas. After the legislation was signed into law, First Choice Power became a certified electric provider and continued their proud tradition of servicing the electrical needs of various regions of the Texas and New Mexico area.
Alternative Energy Sources
First Choice Power is one of the few private electric companies in Texas that offers plans that use 100% renewable energy sources to create electricity. These green plans include energy from biofuels, geothermal energy and solar energy, as well as wind and water sources. These energy generation processes not only offer little to no pollution, but they will also never expire or run out.
Serving the Community
First Choice Power is also committed to their local community, through the dispersal of various grants. They currently provide grants for local public school teachers, as part of an energy innovations program designed to generate ideas about energy potential. They also offer "Reduce Your Use" grants, created specifically to assist nonprofit organizations in reducing their nonrenewable energy usage.
Currently serving over a quarter of a million Texans with their electricity and natural gas needs, First Choice Power is still somewhat new to the energy industry, but is still focused on providing consumers with outstanding service at exceptional prices. First Choice Power has built their business model on not only providing a quality product at a reasonable price, but they have also made a commitment to the community and the environment on a fundamental level.