I never lived in Texas before, but I recently got transferred to a subsidiary of the company that contracts in Fort Hood, Tx. I was living in temporary housing that the company provided, but I have a couple of weeks before I need to figure out some other arrangements. At any rate this is in Killeen Tx, and you can get three different power companies to hook up your power at the address I was looking at renting. In fact I found a site where you can compare offers from the power companies down here. It is called something like Choose Texas Power and they apparently have a law which allows you to choose power companies. Of course I have been in other places. In Georgia you get Georgia Power and in North Carolina you get Duke Power. Both of them are owned by the same massive corporation I believe. It is called the Southern Corporation I believe. At any rate you do not have to worry about who is going to give you electric power. You either get it from them or you get none at all.
I am not sure that I ever thought about what I want from a power company. Obviously though what you really want is for them to pick up the phone when you call them and tell them to turn you power back on. There are going to be storms and the lights will get knocked out. You have to have someone who is going to be able to fix things quickly and efficiently. How you know if a power company is going to be reliable is something I would not know. Of course when you do research on the internet what you would indubitably find is that angry people make a lot of noise and happy people make none.Keep Up Analyzing