Would I be better off if I lived in a deregulated market with retail electric choice?
No. All utilities were impacted by Winter Storm Uri's extraordinary prices, even the Texas retail energy providers (REPs). In order to aid in their recovery from Winter Storm Uri, REPs will also increase their rates and may or may not be transparent on their bills as to what the charge is.
HILCO continues to be competitive when compared to other utilities, including those in the deregulated market. On average, we may not be the lowest, but we are comparable.