Utilities

The Dallas–Fort Worth region ranks close to the national median in terms of overall electric rates. The state of Texas operates on a power grid separate from that of the rest of the country, meaning DFW ranks high in electrical systems reliability. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) manages the flow of electric power to 24 million Texas customers. Furthermore, because Texas has a deregulated electricity market, consumers can shop around and choose their service providers, giving them flexibility in pricing and service. Dallas–Fort Worth is expected to continue growing at a rapid rate. In order to keep up with projected demands for utilities, the region’s leaders have made it a priority to secure reliable sources of water and gas. The area’s numerous lakes and the abundance of natural gas reserves, located in the geologic formation known as the Barnett Shale, ensure that DFW will have access to these resources in the decades to come. 

ELECTRIC

As the largest energy delivery company in Texas, Oncor works closely with retail electric providers (REPs), electric aggregators, brokers, consultants, and commercial consumers in Southern Dallas County. Need electric service for a new construction project? Oncor can help. Visit their Service Assistance page for more information on how to submit a request and for additional assistance.  – https://www.oncor.com/content/oncorwww/us/en/home/business.html

Oncor also offers savings for a variety of industries: Multifamily, Food Service & Hospitality, Convenience & Grocery Stores, Healthcare, Retail, Healthcare, Office, and Manufacturing & Warehousing. For more information visit https://www.oncor.com/content/oncorwww/us/en/home/about-us/economic-development.html

Texas businesses have a choice when it comes to an electric provider. If you do not currently have electric service and want to start service, visit the Texas Public Utility Commission’s Power to Choose website for unbiased information about available providers and electricity rates in your area to help you select the best plan for your business. – https://www.powertochoose.org

NATURAL GAS

Atmos Energy Corporation, an S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, is the country’s largest natural gas-only distributor and serves Southern Dallas County. Whether you are in the land development stage for a new subdivision or a commercial project or need to set up service for homes or businesses, Atmos Energy wants to make sure you have the opportunity to provide clean, efficient and affordable natural gas to your next project.

Residential and Commercial Builders – Make sure you have the information needed to request natural gas service line and meter installations. Visit https://www.atmosenergy.com/customer-service/residential-and-commercial-builders for more information.

Land Development – Contact Atmos to determine the proximity of pipelines and discuss new infrastructure details to your next development project. Visit https://www.atmosenergy.com/customer-service/land-development for more information. 

WATER AND SEWER

Water and sewer services are managed at a City level. Contact individual city economic development staff for questions. Access each City Economic Development department with the links below.

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