The wide open prairie that was located in what is now present-day Katy, Texas used to be the hunting ground for the tribes of the Karankawa Native Americans. The earliest recorded settlement though from the west was established in 1872 with locals calling the area Cane Island after the Cane Island Creek that flows through the area. Eventually the townsite of Katy was laid out in 1895 and was named after the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad or what was commonly referred to as the K-T Railroad that plies right through the area. It was only in 1945 however, when the City of Katy was officially incorporated.
As with most Texas communities in the old west, Katy started out as a traditional family community with rice farming and agriculture as its primary economy. It eventually grew into a major railway hub and emerged as one of the largest natural gas fields in the state of Texas. Soon, large corporations relocated to the city and made it their home, as well as other residential, commercial, small business, retail and manufacturing industries -- contributing to the city’s rapid economic growth.
New businesses and residents relocating to Katy can take advantage of the deregulated power market, giving them the power to choose and shop Texas electricity from over 50 different retail electric providers. Consumers can gain significant savings from selecting a reputable electric provider who can give them good electricity plans as well as reliable quality services. There are several fixed and variable power plans to choose from that will fit their lifestyles and budget.
Business and residential consumers can also work with retail electric providers to come up with a customized residential or commercial plan for their use. Katy residents and businesses can make their electric choice by comparing rates, payment plans and other service offerings by these electric providers. They can also take advantage of the several discount rates, promotional items and rewards that these electric companies have to offer.