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Texas Energy Industry Licensing

Licensing requirements for energy industry companies in Texas.

This page provides an overview of energy industry licensing in Texas for businesses. You will find state requirements, application fees, ongoing reporting due dates, and more. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

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Texas Energy Company Licenses

Texas Electric Aggregator Registration

Agency:Public Utility Commission of Texas
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Bond Requirements:
  • Bond requirements are dependent on the firm's activities.
Notes:
  • A certificate of good standing from the state of Texas is required with this filing
  • Applicants must supply a working fax number with the application
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Yes

Initial Registration
Aggregator Registration Form

Agency:Public Utility Commission of Texas
Form:

Aggregator Registration Form

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$0

Turnaround:

Approximately 2-4 weeks.

Notes:
  • 7 total copies of the application must be submitted to the board: one copy must be signed with a wet-ink signature and notarized,  the remaining 6 may be copies. 
How to Apply:
  • Register the business with the Secretary of State and Comptroller's offices
  • Obtain a certificate of good standing from the Secretary of State's office
  • Submit the license application to the Public Utility Commission 

Registration Renewal

Not required



Aggregator registrations do not need to be renewed, however, annual reports must be filed with the commission every year.

Supplemental Reporting
Aggregators Annual Report

Agency:Public Utility Commission of Texas
Form:

Aggregator Annual Report Form

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by September 1.

Original Ink:Required
Notarize:Required
Notes:
  • 4 total copies of the application must be submitted to the board: one copy must be signed with a wet-ink signature and notarized,  the remaining 3 may be copies. 

Texas Electricity Broker License

Agency:Public Utility Commission of Texas
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Notes:
  • A dedicated customer service contact is required for this filing
  • A dedicated regulatory contact is required for this filing
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Yes
Fact Checked:8/13/19

Initial Registration
Public Utility of Texas Application for Electricity Broker Registration

Agency:Public Utility Commission of Texas
Form:

Broker Registration Form

Agency Fee:

$0

Turnaround:

Approximately 2-4 weeks

Original Ink:Required
Notarize:Required
Penalties:

An administrative penalty may be assessed to firms who have not complied with regulations. 

Notes:
  • 7 total copies of the application must be submitted to the board: one copy must be signed with a wet-ink signature and notarized,  the remaining 6 may be copies. 
How to Apply:
  • Register the business with the Secretary of State and Comptroller's offices
  • Obtain a certificate of good standing from the Secretary of State's office
  • Submit the license application to the Public Utility Commission 

Registration Renewal

Notes:

Renewal information has not yet been provided by the commission.

Texas Natural Gas Broker License

Not required



Natural Gas Agent/Aggregator, Broker, or Consultant licensure is not required on the State level in Texas.

Texas Natural Gas Supplier License

Not required



Natural Gas Supplier licensure is not required on the State level in Texas.

Texas Power Marketer Registration

Agency:Public Utility Commission of Texas
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:3/30/20

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

$0

Notes:

There is no application form, instead follow the instructions on this page to register.

Fact Checked:3/31/20

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Amendment

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Each power marketer must report any material change in the information provided during registration within 30 days of the change.

Fact Checked:3/31/20

Texas Retail Electric Provider Certification

Agency:Public Utility Commission of Texas
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Bond Requirements:

Based on the firm's activity.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Yes

Initial Registration
Retail Electric Provider Certification

Agency:Public Utility Commission of Texas
Form:

Retail Electric Provider Certification - Application and Amendment Form

Agency Fee:

$0

Original Ink:Required
Notarize:Required
Notes:
  • 7 total copies of the application must be submitted to the board: one copy must be signed with a wet-ink signature and notarized,  the remaining 6 may be copies. 
  • A dedicated customer service contact is required for this filing
  • A dedicated regulatory contact is required for this filing
Before you Apply:
  • Texas Secretary of State and  Comptroller registrations are required for this filing
  • The applicant must maintain a physical office address in Texas
  • The applicant must provide a working fax and toll-free phone number
  • The applicant must provide an experience history for internal staff or third-party consultants providing:
    • 15 years or more of Industry Technical Competitive Experience 
    • 5 years or more of Risk Management Experience 
How to Apply:
  • Register the business with the Secretary of State and Comptroller's offices
  • Obtain a certificate of good standing from the Secretary of State's office
  • Submit the license application to the Public Utility Commission 

Registration Renewal

Not required



Retail electric provider certifications do not expire, but reports must be made to the commission periodically.

Financial Reporting
Semi-Annual Report

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by August 15, or 225 days after the end of
the REP or guarantor’s fiscal year.

Fact Checked:1/23/20

Supplemental Reporting
Retail Electric Provider (REP) Annual Report

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by March 5th or 65 days after the REP or the REP guarantor’s fiscal year.

Fact Checked:1/23/20
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