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Retail Electric Competition

Get ready: Competition begins January 2024.

Just like comparing and shopping for cell phone or internet plans, retail electric competition means customers can shop for their own electric plan, comparing pricing, types of fuel resources, and overall contract terms. These electric providers from around the state will sell power to Lubbock residents. LP&L’s job will be to maintain the electric infrastructure we currently own that transports the electricity and safely delivers the product to customers' homes.

Please note: LP&L will not be a retail electric provider, and will not partner with any retailers or trade groups related with competition and the retail electric market. LP&L and City of Lubbock will not contact customers to assist them with the shopping process. Customers will not have the option to stay with LP&L.

Upcoming Events

Join us at an upcoming event to learn more about retail electric competition. All events listed below are open to the public, regardless of your district. 

    District 1 Community Meeting, Nov. 13
    Districts 3 & 6 Community Meeting, Dec. 5

    Past Events

    View recordings of past community meetings on retail electric competition here: Retail Electric Competition Community Meetings.

    District 2 Community Meeting, April 17
    Districts 3 & 6 Community Meeting, May 1
    District 1 Community Meeting, May 8
    Districts 4 & 5 Community Meeting, May 15
    District 2 Community Meeting, Nov. 6


    • Energy deregulation: The act of separating generation, transmission, distribution and sales processes and allowing several supply companies to compete for customers.
    • Retail electric provider (REP): REPs are the companies that compete with one another in deregulated areas to sell energy rates to residential and commercial customers. They are responsible for the supply of your energy, while the local utility oversees the delivery.
    • Transmission and distribution service provider (TDSP): TDSPs own or operate the equipment that transmit and distribute electricity in Texas. LP&L will be the TDSP for Lubbock, and will take care of your poles and power lines. This is also the company you should call in case of a power outage.
    • Default retail provider: A stopgap energy provider who supplies your electricity if you do not choose a retail provider or if your retail provider goes out of business during your contract term. These are assigned by utility area.