Examples of Public Retail Customers:
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.