The Power to Choose Your Electricity Provider What It Means for You

In the past, Texans bought their electricity from a local utility that was often the only choice in town. Utilities had very little incentive to keep rates low or go the extra mile for customers. Today, Texas is one of a growing number of states with a competitive energy market that allows residents to purchase power from retail electricity providers or suppliers. Competitive markets are also referred to as deregulated energy markets. A competitive marketplace can have positive results for customers as competing energy providers offer a variety of plans and rates, so you have the power to choose among them.

Retail Electric Providers vs. Utilities in Texas

A retail electric provider or supplier will buy power on the wholesale market and sells it to customers. The utility is still responsible for delivering energy to your home, tracking your energy usage and maintaining the electric wires. With a choice of retail electric providers in one market, competition is possible that would not be with a single utility selling power to homes and businesses.

Which Texas Electricity Plan Should I Choose?

Energy choice gives Texans the opportunity to purchase an electric plan that works for them. A fixed-rate plan includes signing a contract and is ideal for those looking to lock in the price per kilowatt hour to have energy budget certainty. Variable rate plans are on a month-to-month basis with no long-term contract but leave you open to price fluctuations.

Considerations when shopping for an electric provider:

  1. Your service area. In a state as large as Texas, a retail electric provider may not offer services in every town or city.
  2. Cost per kilowatt hour (kWh). Electricity use is measured in kilowatt hours, or kWh, and this is how your provider will share their rate.
  3. Fixed-rate plans. You can lock in the price per unit of energy by signing up for a fixed-rate plan. This guards against energy price fluctuations due to market forces such as demand.
  4. Additional costs and fees. Your new energy provider should disclose costs and fees before you sign up for service. Pay attention so that you can get a good estimate of what your monthly electricity costs will be and how they compare to what you’re currently paying.
  5. Reputation. It’s always a good idea to perform your due diligence when purchasing any product, and the same is true when choosing an electricity supplier in Texas.

Switching Texas Electricity Providers

  1. Check the terms of your current contract. You can sign up with a different electric retail provider at any time; however, you may be charged an early termination fee, or ETF, if you switch suppliers before your current contract ends. Check your original agreement to see when you can opt out of your service without having to pay a fee.
  2. Evaluate your energy needs. Your electricity consumption will vary based on the size of your home and family. Other variables, such as the efficiency of appliances, can be harder to pin down. Review your previous energy bills to get a better understanding of your average monthly usage. Knowing your energy needs can help you choose the best electric plan for you.
  3. Sign Up. Visit our Residential Sign up page to get started. You can also call us at the to free number to speak to a representative.

Compare Electricity Companies with a Click of a Button

While our company isn’t an energy provider, we are your best source for comparing the providers in your area. Utilize the state-of-the-art tools we have available for you to work with and you will find it as easy as a few clicks of your mouse to find the best deal in town and begin the process of changing over your electric service.

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Power To Choose - Dallas / Fort Worth Area Rates

Electric Choice

Oncor Service Area Selected

ELECTRIC PROVIDER
PRODUCT
TOTAL RATES(includes monthly fees)*
1
Frontier Utilities Logo
Frontier Super Value 12
12 Months
13.1 ¢ / kWh
1000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:ElectricityOne
2
New Power Electric Choice
Power Of Credit 12
12 Months / 1000 kWh
14.4¢ / kWh
1000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:Electricity1
3
Pulse Power Tx
Texas Fixed 12
12 Months / 2000 kWh
18.8¢ / kWh
2000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:Electricity1
4
Gexa Saver Value 12
12 Months / 1000 kWh
17.6¢ / kWh
2000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:ElectricityOne
5
Pulse Power Tx
Free Energy Nights
8 pm to 6 am
12 Months / 1000 kWh
16.2¢ / kWh
1000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:Electricity1
6
Frontier Utilities Logo
Frontier Max 12
12 Months / 2000 kWh
14.2¢ / kWh
2000 kWh
Monthly Usage
7
Gexa Saver
Premium 12
12 Months / 2000 kWh
14.9¢ / kWh
2000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:ElectricityOne
8
Chariot Energy
SOLARIZE 12 100% Solar
12 Months / 2000 kWh
19.0¢ / kWh
2000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:100% SOLAR
9
prepaid power
Premier 12
12 Months / 1000 - 2000 kWh
$75 Connection Balance
18.9¢ / kWh
2000 kWh
AutoPay PrePaid Electricity
10
New Power Electric Choice
Power Of One
12 Months / 2000 kWh
11.8¢ / kWh
2000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:ElectricityOne
11
Chariot Energy
SOLARIZE 36
100% Solar
36 Months / 2000 kWh
15.8¢ / kWh
2000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:CONSTANT
12
Champion Energy Services
Champ Saver -18
18 Months / 2000 kWh
17.7¢ / kWh
2000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:ElectricityOne
13
Frontier Utilities Logo
Light Saver 12 +
12 Months / 2000 kWh
17.9¢ / kWh
2000 kWh
Monthly Usage
14
Champion Energy Services
Champ Saver - 18
Term: 18 Months
15.0¢ / kWh
2000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:ElectricityOne
15
New Power Electric Choice
Power Of One 36
36 Months / 2000 kWh
12.0¢ / kWh
2000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:Electricity1
16
Pulse Power Tx
Free Energy Nights
8 pm to 6 am
12 Months / 1000 kWh
16.2¢ / kWh
2000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:Electricity1
17
Gexa Saver
Advantage 12
12 Months / 2000 kWh
16.0¢ / kWh
2000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:ElectricityOne
18
Pulse Power logo
Free Energy Weekends
8 pm Friday to 6 am Monday
12 Months / 1000 kWh
16.2¢ / kWh
1000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:Electricity1
19
Gexa Straight
Saver 24
12 Months / 2000 kWh
16.3¢ / kWh
2000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:ElectricityOne
20
Pulse Power logo
Free Energy Weekends
8 pm Friday to 6 am Monday
36 Months / 1000 kWh
15.8¢ / kWh
2000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:Electricity1

Power to Choose Houston

Centerpoint Rates

ELECTRIC PROVIDER
PRODUCT
TOTAL RATES(includes monthly fees)*
1
New Power Electric Choice
Power Of Credit
12 Months / 1000 kWh
15.2¢ / kWh
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Promo Code:Electricity1
2
Pulse Power Tx
Free Energy Nights
12 Month / 1000 kWh
16.7¢ / kWh
3
Gexa Saver 12
12 Months / 1000 kWh
14.8¢ / kWh
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Promo Code:ElectricityOne
4
Pulse Power Tx
Free Energy Weekends
12 Months / 1000 kWh
165.7¢ / kWh
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Promo Code:Electricity1
5
Frontier Utilities
Smart Budget 12
12 Months / 2000 kWh
19.6¢ / kWh
6
New Power Electric Choice
Power Of One 12
12 Months / 2000 kWh
12.3¢ / kWh
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Promo Code:Electricity1
7
Frontier Utilities Logo
Frontier Max 12
12 Months / 2000 kWh
15.2¢ / kWh
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Promo Code:ElectricityOne
8
pulse power
Texas Fixed 12
12 Months / 2000 kWh
19.7¢ / kWh
9
Gexa Saver Premium 12
12 Months / 2000 kWh
16.8¢ / kWh
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Promo Code:ElectricityOne
10
Chariot
SOLARIZE 36
36 Months / 2000 kWh
16.7¢ / kWh
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Promo Code:CONSTANT
11
Frontier Utilities Logo
Frontier Light Saver 12+
12 Months / 2000 kWh
19.3¢ / kWh
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Promo Code:ElectricityOne
12
prepaid power
Premier 12
12 Months / 2000 kWh
$75 Connection Balance
17.6¢ / kWh
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Promo Code:ElectricityOne
13
Gexa Saver Deluxe 12
12 Months / 1500 to 2500 kWh
17.6¢ / kWh
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Promo Code:ElectricityOne
14
Chariot
SOLARIZE 12
12 Months / 2000 kWh
19.9¢ / kWh
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Promo Code:CONSTANT
15
Champion Energy Services
Champ Saver - 18
18 Months / 2000 kWh
18.7¢ / kWh
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Promo Code:ElectricityOne
16
Frontier Utilities Logo
Frontier 24+
24 Months - 2000 kWh
16.9¢ / kWh
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Promo Code:ElectricityOne
17
Chariot
SOLARIZE 24
24 Months / 2000 kWh
19.9¢ / kWh
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Promo Code:Constant
18
Gexa Straight Saver 24
12 Months / 2000 kWh
17.2¢ / kWh
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Promo Code:ElectricityOne

Power to Choose Abilene / San Angelo

AEP NORTN RATES

ELECTRIC PROVIDER
PRODUCT
TOTAL RATES(includes monthly fees)*
1
Frontier Utilities Logo
Frontier Saver 24
24 Months / 2000 kWh
15.8¢ / kWh
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Promo Code:ElectricityOne
2
Gexa Saver 12
12 Months / 1000 kWh
13.4¢ / kWh
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Promo Code:Electricity1
3
New Power Electric Choice
Power Of Credit
12 Months / 1000 kWh
10.2¢ / kWh
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Promo Code:Electricity One
4
Pulse Power Tx
Texas Fixed 12
12 Month / 2000 kWh
19.2¢ / kWh
5
Fontieer
Frontier Super Value 12
12 Months / 2000
12.4¢ / kWh
6
Gexa Saver Premium 12
12 Months / 2000 kWh
14.8¢ / kWh
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Promo Code:Electricity1
7
pulse power
Energy Free Nights
12 Months / 1000 kWh
16.3¢ / kWh
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Promo Code:ElectricityOne
8
Frontier Utilities Logo
Frontier Max 12
Montn to Month / 2000 kWh
13.6¢ / kWh
9
New Power Electric Choice
Power Of One 12
12 Month / 2000 kWh
12.4¢ / kWh
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Promo Code:Electricity One
10
Gexa Saver Advantage 12
12 Months / 2000 kWh
16.1¢ / kWh
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Promo Code:Electricity1
11
prepaid power
Premier 12
12 Months / 1000 - 2000 kWh
$75 Connection Balance
19.4¢ / kWh
12
Pulse Power Tx
Energy Free Weekends 36
36 Month
16.3¢ / kWh
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Promo Code:Electricity1
13
Fontieer
Light Saver 12+
12 Months / 2000 kWh
17.7¢ / kWh
14
Champion Energy Services
Champ Savver 24
12 Months / 2000 kWh
15.7¢ / kWh
Find Out More
Promo Code:ElectricityOne

Power To Choose - Bay City / Eagle Lake / McAllen

AEP Rates

Electricity Rate Guide

ELECTRIC PROVIDER
PRODUCT
TOTAL RATES(includes monthly fees)*
1
Frontier Utilities Logo
Frontier Super Value 12
12 Month / 1000 kWh
14.2¢ / kWh
2
Gexa Saver 12
12 Month / 1000 kWh
13.8¢ / kWh
3
New Power Electric Choice
Power Of Credit
12 Month / 1000 kWh
16.3¢ / kWh
4
Gexa Saver Premium 12
12 Month / 2000 kWh
15.4¢ / kWh
5
Frontier Utilities Logo
Frontier Max 12
14 Month / 2000 kWh
14.6¢ / kWh
6
Pulse Power Tx
Featured 12 100% Renewable 100
12 Month / 2000 kWh
19.1¢ / kWh
7
Gexa Saver Deluxe 12
12 Month / 2000 kWh
18.3¢ / kWh
8
Pulse Power Tx
Texas Fixed 12
12 Month / 2000 kWh
18.5¢ / kWh
9
New Power Electric Choice
Power Of One
12 Month / 2000 kWh
13.0¢ / kWh
10
prepaid power
Premier 12 - Prepaid
12 Months / 1000 - 2000 kWh
$75 Connection Balance
19.9¢ / kWh
11
Chariot
Solarize 36
36 Month / 2000 kWh
16.6¢ / kWh
12
Fontieer
Light Saver 12+
12 Month / 2000 kWh
18.6¢ / kWh
13
Pulse Power Tx
Free Energy Nights
12 Month / 1000 kWh
18.6¢ / kWh
14
Champion Energy Services
Champ Saver 18
18 Month / 2000 kWh
18.2¢ / kWh
15
Pulse Power Tx
Texas Fixed 24
24 Month / 1000 kWh
15.7¢ / kWh
16
Chariot
SOLARIZE 12
12 Month / 2000 kWh
19.9¢ / kWh

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Texas New Mexico Power to Choose

Lewisville, Gen Rose, Gates Ville and Texas City

Electric Choice

Electricity Rate Guide

 

ELECTRIC PROVIDER
PRODUCT
TOTAL RATES(includes monthly fees)*
1
Fontieer
Frontier Super Value 12
12 Months / 1000 kWh
15.2¢ / kWh
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Promo Code:Electricity One
2
Gexa Saver 12
12 Month / 1000 kWh
15.3¢ / kWh
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Promo Code:Electricity One
3
New Power Electric Choice
Power Of Credit
12 Months / 1000 kWh
16.6¢ / kWh
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Promo Code:electricity1
4
Fontieer
Frontier Max 12
12 Month / 2000 to 2500 kWh
15.9¢ / kWh
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Promo Code:Electricity One
5
Pulse Power Tx
Texas Fixed 12
12 Months / 2000 kWh
21.0¢ / kWh
Find Out More
Promo Code:"Electricity1"
6
Gexa Saver
Premium 12
12 Month / 2000 kWh
17.0¢ / kWh
7
Fontieer
Light Saver 12+
12 Month / 2000 kWh
19.4¢ / kWh
8
prepaid power
Premier 12 - Prepaid
12 Months / 1000 - 2000 kWh
$75 Connection Balance
20.8¢ / kWh
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Promo Code:Electricity One
9
New Power Electric Choice
Power Of One
12 Months / 2000 kWh
13.0¢ / kWh
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Promo Code:electricity1
10
Pulse Power Tx
Texas Fixed 24
12 Months / 2000 kWh
17.8¢ / kWh
Find Out More
Promo Code:"Electricity1"
11
Chariot
SOLARIZE 12
12 Months / 2000 kWh
20.8¢ / kWh
Find Out More
Promo Code:Constant
12
Chariot
SOLARIZE 36
36 Months / 2000 kWh
17.6¢ / kWh
Find Out More
Promo Code:Constant

Power To Choose Rates Are For Comparison Purposes Only

Electricity Rate Guide

Electric rates are for comparison purposes only and are subject to change without notice and are only final when a service agreement has been completed with your chosen electricity provider.  Not all of the cities in our service areas have electric choice and our pricing is based on each area rates. This site is in no way associated with PowerToChoose.org  is operated by the PUC of the State Of Texas and has a limited different choice of rates and plans.

The average price per kWh is displayed for each of our retail electric providers and is based on 2,000 kWh per month usage. It is inclusive of fixed and variable local charges. The price disclosed for each retail electric provider is an example based on average usage patterns. Your actual average price for electric service will vary according to your actual electricity usage.

All of the rates are gathered from the “Electricity Facts Label” of each retail electric provider. Please note that electricity service offers can be fixed or variable and that a variable rate may change throughout your contract. A fixed rate, however, is guaranteed for the term of a contract.