Since the deregulation of natural gas and electricity, business and residential customers profit from it. In United States, there are about 30% of the states that are deregulated. Some are only for natural gas or electricity and some are for both.
This deregulation brings a competition between suppliers and brings the price for these services down.
Residential Electricity and Natural Gas Deregulation
Electricity on a residential basis is different than commercial as it refers to Mobile homes, condos, regular houses, apartments etc. The cost is lower and it is not all suppliers that will serve residential clients.
Business Electricity and Natural Gas Deregulation
In the suppliers of natural gas and electricity, there are a larger number that addresses business than residential clients. The volume of energy for business are larger and it demands more settings and expertise.