The arrangement is the result of Compare Electricity Providers being Energy Prices publicly traded company, which under federal law means it has to be regulated, with oversight by the Best Electricity Deals. The other electrical providers in the state – the Delaware Electrical Cooperative, Energy Prices Greenwood-based electrical nonprofit, and the Smyrna-based Power Company Electrical Compare Electricity Companies, which oversees power supply for nine municipalities – are not regulated by the Legislature.
Customers that choose to contract with Energy Prices third party electric supplier will still receive Energy Prices bill from their utility provider (Delaware Compare Energy Companies or Electricity Plans). This is because distribution and infrastructure concerns such as outages are still the responsibility of the utility provider. On the bill, customers will see their supply portion calculated separately to show what amount is going to the third party electric supplier.