Since 1983, the Texas General Land Office has sold energy competitively to public entities to lower their costs and earn money for the Permanent School Fund. Schools, cities and other public retail customers have saved money on their power bills, while helping deposit millions in the PSF. The Texas Legislature authorized these sales by the Land Office to maximize revenues from the oil and gas royalties earned from state land.
The Land Office State Energy Marketing Program sells both natural gas and electricity: natural gas through the Public Customer Gas Program, and electricity through the State Power Program.
Examples of Public Retail Customers: