Service Area

Deregulated States

The push for deregulation of natural gas and electric happened when the Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC) decided it should limit its authority to wholesale transactions. This move cleared the way for individual states to determine if and how they should allow retail price competition.

Deregulation is the removal or simplification of government rules and regulations that constrain the operation of market forces.

Deregulation does not mean elimination of laws against fraud, but eliminates or reducing government control of how business is done, thereby moving toward a more free market.

This means you can choose the gas and electric that comes to your home or business.

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State

Electricity

Gas

Alabama

No

No

Alaska

No

No

Arizona

Yes

No

Arkansas

Yes

No

California

Yes

PC – Partial Choice

Connecticut

Yes

No

Colorado

No

No

Delaware

Yes

PC – Partial Choice

Florida

No

Yes

Georgia

No

Yes

Hawaii

No

No

Idaho

No

No

Illinois

Yes

Yes

Indiana

No

Yes

Iowa

No

Yes

Kansas

No

No

Kentucky

No

No

Louisiana

No

No

Maine

Yes

No

Maryland

Yes

Yes

Massachusets

Yes

Yes

Michigan

Yes

Yes

Minnesota

No

No

Mississippi

No

No

Missouri

No

PC – Partial Choice

Montana

Yes

Yes

Nebraska

No

No

Nevada

Yes

Yes

New Hampshire

Yes

No

New Jersey

Yes

Yes

New Mexico

Yes

Yes

New York

Yes

Yes

North Carolina

No

No

North Dakota

No

No

Ohio

Yes

Yes

Oklahoma

Yes

No

Oregon

Yes

No

Pennsylvania

Yes

Yes

Rhode Island

Yes

Yes

South Carolina

No

No

South Dakota

No

No

Tennessee

No

No

Texas

Yes

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Utah

No

No

Vermont

No

No

Virginia

Yes

Yes

Washington

No

No

Washington DC

Yes

Yes

West Virginia

No

Yes

Wisconsin

No

No

Wyoming

No

PC – Partial Choice