Our state’s military population, which includes active duty and reserve troops, veterans, retirees and civilians, is large and widespread. Just like non-military civilians, they too must navigate the various utility markets, and despite the size of this population, its members are often underserved in Texas utility matters.
To help solve that problem, OPUC partners with Texas military installations across the state, as well as with other governmental entities and service organizations whose missions involve providing education and assistance to military personnel and their families.
Because of the transitory nature of their service, many in Texas’ military communities have never encountered a competitive electric market; therefore, they may be unaware of the benefits of the market. This makes them potentially more susceptible to misinformation. This web page is designed to provide information relevant to a service member’s area, as well as tips and guides for shopping the market in that area, and information on how to handle situations that may be unique to service members, such as deployment or permanent change of station.
OPUC visits military bases and organizations serving active Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Air Force, Navy, retirees, veterans and civilians. Agency staff teaches classes, conducts presentations, and provides base-specific newsletters and other pertinent information for:
- Military newcomer briefings
- Family readiness groups
- Financial workshops
- Consumer protection summits
- Battalion meetings
- Housing offices
- Public affairs offices
- Base resource rooms and websites
Agency resource materials provide information to assist in shopping the electric market, locating local and statewide utility assistance, and employing energy efficiency and conservation measures around their homes.
As we expand our partnerships to more military installations in Texas, we will continue to address the concerns of this important population and update this web page with base-specific information.
If you are on a base that does not currently partner with OPUC and would like to initiate a partnership, or if you would like additional information on military outreach, please contact OPUC's Veteran's Liaisons:
Michele Gregg: email@example.com | 512-936-7532
Thank you for your service.