According to a recent public document from the Texas Public Utilities Commission, Tesla can now provide electricity to the state's residents, as reported by media.
Tesla Energy submitted an application to the commission in August of this year to provide electricity and energy retail services in several regions around Texas. The document implies that Tesla's application has been formally approved. Tesla has officially become a certified energy provider in Texas.
Tesla is already licensed to sell electricity in several regions, most notably at its Big Battery in South Australia, while their virtual power plant in California is also in Beta testing.
Unlike traditional energy providers, Tesla uses a solar + storage solution, storing excess energy in Powerwalls installed in residences and Powerpacks and Megapacks installed in commercial areas, effectively reducing the impact of power failures or blackouts.
Tesla Approved to Operate Electricity Retail Business in Texas