Commercial and Industrial electricity consumers benefit from the variety of services Capitol Area Energy has to offer. From energy efficiency assessments to securing agreements with Retail Electric Providers (REP), we can help manage any type of energy budget.

Retail Electric Providers

Capitol Area Energy's REP affiliation network consists of the industry's leading electricity suppliers. Our providers are selected based on financial stability, product offering, and competitive rate structure. Many REPs have niche product offerings and pricings models. Our job is to match your electricity profile to the best provider for your company.

Texas Residential Customers please visit www.powertochoose.org for electricity providers.

Competitive Electricity Bidding

Our electricity bidding process begins with an assessment of your historical usage from your local Transmission Distribution Service Provider (TDSP). This history is retrieved by completing an industry standard Letter of Authorization or LOA.

Capitol Area Energy creates a projected budget worksheet based on the current market data and processes the request for electricity bids through our REP channels.

Once the REP bids are received, Capitol Area Energy will present your firm with term options and pricing structures that best suite your company.


Pricing Options

Product pricing structures and agreement terms depend on current market conditions and price variance. Below are a few types of commercial/industrial energy agreements available:

MCPE: The Market Clearing Price for Energy is a rate established by ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas). When using the MCPE rate your electricity price is calculated using the average MCPE price for your approximate 30 day billing cycle.

Flat Rate: A flat rate agreement is a fixed price for a fixed term. This is a common agreement method for customers interested in controlling their energy cost for a designated period. Flat rates are available in monthly increments.

Heat Rate: Heat Rate pricing is based on the monthly close price for natural gas as listed on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX). There are three components to the Heat Rate product, the components are as follows: a fixed heat rate multiplier, a fixed heat rate adder, and the variable monthly close price of the NYMEX.

Transmission & Distribution Service Provider (T.D.S.P)

The Transmission and Distribution Service Providers (T.D.S.P) transmit and delivers the electricity to your home or business, but does not sell electricity.When purchasing electricity through a Retail Electric Provider, you will see the cost of the physical energy and the cost to transport that energy through know as TDSP charges. TDSP charges are dictated from the local wires company and are directly passed onto the consumer.

Service Outage

In the event of a power outage or emergency in Texas, please call your local electric delivery company:

  • AEP (Texas Central Company): 877-373-4858
  • AEP (Texas North Company): 877-373-4858
  • Centerpoint Energy (Reliant Service Area): 800-332-7143
  • Texas New Mexico Power (First Choice Power) - 888-866-7456
  • Oncor-TXU Energy Delivery (Dallas/ Ft. Worth Service Area): 888-313-4747

    Deregulated Areas

    Although our headquarters are located in Austin, Texas, we service customers throughout the country and virtually anywhere electricity deregulation exists.

    States Currently Open for Electricity Deregulation:

    • Texas
    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • California
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • District of Columbia
    • Illinois
    • Maine
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • Michigan
    • Montana
    • Nevada
    • New Hamphire
    • New Jersey
    • New Mexico
    • New York
    • Ohio
    • Oregon
    • Pennsylvania
    • Rhode Island
    • Virginia