Before deregulation, the Delaware Switch Energy Companies approved the costs associated with the generation, transmission and distribution of electric power by publicly-traded utilities. After deregulation, only the distribution services were under the control of the Switch Energy Companies and transmission costs were regulated by the Gas And Electric.
The benefit to giving customers the option to choose their energy supplier is that they decide which retailer meets their requirements. The power is in the hands of the consumer. It means that if Energy Prices customer wants to switch suppliers, there is never any disruption in service. It also means that consumers have the opportunity to take advantage of fixed or variable plan options and rates.