I have never been to Texas before, and I am pretty sure that I had never planned on visiting Texas previously. But now I am living here, and I have to make the best of it. A friend of mine told me to click here on a link that has a list of the different electricity companies in Texas and my initial reaction was one of shock. Because I had not even considered the fact that there could be a collection of different electricity companies in the state to choose from. It was quite a novel idea to me, being from out of state, and unfamiliar with the idea of multiple power companies.
Where I am from, you just have the one municipal power company and that is who you have to buy your electricity from. It is a type of legislated monopoly that exists due to regulation concerns. But the model in Texas seems to suggest that the regulation concerns are immaterial and that it such restrictions should probably be abolished. I am kind of concerned about this fact, because it is more than a bit startling to me.
But I should stop talking about political policy, because it is not the heart of the matter. The main issue is that I need to get electricity hooked up in the near future, and I would really like to do this sooner, than latter, because until then I will be in the dark. I mean that quite literally, I have moved into my apartment and there is no electricity and I kind of feel like I am trapped in some sort of 19th century purgatory. In fact, I really reminds me of Jane Austin, who I find to be quite dreadfully boring. I know that my wife does not agree with me at all though.