Retail Power Markets

Figure 1. Total Competitively Served Power Sales Volumes by State (2013)

Updated October 21, 2015.

ERCG estimates for 2013 --

  • U.S. total competitively served sales of 762.5 TWh and 18.9 million customers
  • with a residential total of 181.3 TWh and 16.3 million customers
  • with a non-residential total of 581.2 TWh and 2.6 million customers

Mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity --

  • in 2013, there were 16 total M&A deals for retail electricity suppliers
  • in 2014, there were 26 total M&A deals
  • in 2015 so far, there have been 17 M&A deals

The tables below show the 22 U.S. jurisdictions that have restructured retail electricity markets. Rank is based on 2013 competitively supplied sales volume, using the most recently available data from the state utility commission migration reports. Contact info@ercg-us.com for more details on ranking methodology, as well as historical and forecasted sales (2010 to 2020) by state and utility.

Table 1. Residential State Power Rankings, Sales, Top Retailer

State or Jurisdiction

Residential Rank

Residential Sales (TWh)

Top Residential Retailer

California

12

0.6

Marin Energy Authority

Connecticut

7

5.9

Crius Energy

Delaware

14

0.2

WGL Energy

District of Columbia

13

0.3

WGL Energy

Illinois

2

24.6

Constellation

Maine

10

1.3

Provider Power

Maryland

6

6.6

Constellation

Massachusetts

9

3.1

ConEdison Solutions

Montana

17

0

N/A

New Hampshire

11

0.7

Provider Power

New Jersey

8

5

Crius Energy

New York

5

10.2

Ambit Energy

Ohio

3

21.6

FirstEnergy Solutions

Pennsylvania

4

19.7

FirstEnergy Solutions

Rhode Island

15

0.1

Agera Energy

Texas

1

81.1

NRG Energy

 

Table 2. Non-Residential State Power Rankings, Sales, Top Retailer

State or Jurisdiction

 NR Rank 

 NR Sales (TWh) 

 Top NR Retailer 

Arizona

21

0.9

N/A

California

8

24.9

Noble Solutions

Connecticut

10

12.8

Constellation

Delaware

15

4.3

Constellation

District of Columbia

12

7.9

Constellation

Illinois

3

73.3

Constellation

Maine

13

7.1

Constellation

Maryland

7

26.5

WGL Energy

Massachusetts

9

22.4

Direct Energy

Michigan

11

10

Constellation

Montana

16

2.7

PPL EnergyPlus

Nevada

19

2

Shell Energy

New Hampshire

14

4.4

Constellation

New Jersey

6

33.6

Direct Energy

New York

5

48.4

Direct Energy

Ohio

4

71.5

FirstEnergy Solutions

Oregon

20

2

Noble Solutions

Pennsylvania

2

78.9

FirstEnergy Solutions

Rhode Island

17

2.6

Direct Energy

Texas

1

145.1

NRG Energy

Virginia

22

0

N/A

Washington

18

2.1

BP Energy

 

Table 3. State Public Utility Commission Data Update - Power

State or Jurisdiction

PUC Update

Arizona

N/A

California

Apr-15

Connecticut

May-15

Delaware

Jan-15

District of Columbia

May-15

Illinois

Apr-15

Maine

May-15

Maryland

Dec-14

Massachusetts

Apr-15

Michigan

Jun-15

Montana

N/A

Nevada

N/A

New Hampshire

Mar-15

New Jersey

May-15

New York

Dec-14

Ohio

Mar-15

Oregon

Mar-15

Pennsylvania

Dec-14

Rhode Island

Jun-14

Texas

Dec-14

Virginia

N/A

Washington

N/A

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