Moving from Kentucky to Texas has been a lesson in my own capabilities. I freely admit that I am not entirely experienced with moving or living anywhere else but Louisville. I’ve been living here for the vast majority of my life with only a couple of side trips to other states to color my experience or perception of the United States. While I’ve been living on my own for a while I was still pleasantly surprised to find multiple options available for electricity in Abiline. In Louisville we only have a single choice in power which means we’re paying whatever they set.
I don’t like this. That’s now how business should be done even if it is a utility. As residents we should be able to have the freedom and the luxury of having a choice. Not everyone is created financially equal. We should have the ability to select an electric company that is able to suit our needs based on our financial situation. Sometimes we’re ahead and sometimes we’re going to be behind; forcing everyone in the state to pay a flat X amount is absolutely ridiculous when not everyone is going to be able to afford that rate.
I hope that Kentucky can look toward Texas to see what sort of positive changes they are doing with their energy infrastructure. The industry here has been far more progressive than anything I experienced back home. Knowing that I can browse through several companies inn order to pick or choose whomever I want as my provider is a wonderful feeling. There’s some kind of comfort knowing that if I fall behind on my bills or if I am making less money then I will be able to find a provider who is going to offer energy at a lower cost.