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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.

Contact us when you are looking for affordable residential energy providers in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Texas.

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ELECTRIC PROVIDER
PRODUCT
TOTAL RATES(includes monthly fees)*
1
Frontier Utilities Logo
Frontier Max 12
12 Months / 2000 kWh
9.3¢ / kWh
2000 kWh
Monthly Usage
2
pulse power
Texas Saver 12
12 Months / 1000 kWh
7.9¢ / kWh
1000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:Electricity One
3
New Power Electric Choice
Power Of Credit 12
12 Months / 1000 kWh
7.9¢ / kWh
1000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:Electricity1
4
Frontier Utilities Logo
Super Value12
12 Months
7.4¢ / kWh
1000 to 2000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:ElectricityOne
5
Chariot Energy
SOLARIZE 12 100% Solar
12 Months / 2000 kWh
13.5¢ / kWh
2000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:100% SOLAR
6
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Autopay And Save12 - $40 Connection Balance
Month to Month
13.5¢ / kWh
500 to 2000 kWh
AutoPay PrePaid Electricity
7
New Power Electric Choice
Power Of One
12 Months / 2000 kWh
10.9¢ / kWh
2000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:ElectricityOne
8
Pulse Power Tx
Texas Fixed 12
12 Months / 2000 kWh
12.3¢ / kWh
2000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:Electricity1
9
Trieagle Energy
Green Eagle 12
12 Months / 2000 kWh
13.4¢ / kWh
2000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:ElectricyONE
10
Chariot Energy
SOLARIZE 36 100% Solar
36 Months / 2000 kWh
12.9¢ / kWh
2000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:CONSTANT
11
Trieagle Energy
Eagle 12
12 Months / 2000 kWh
12.9¢ / kWh
2000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:ElectricityOne
12
Champion Energy Services
Champ Saver - 12
12 Months / 2000 kWh
12.6¢ / kWh
2000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:ElectricityOne
13
SMART Eagle 12
12 Months / 2000 kWh
12.0¢ / kWh
2000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:ElectricityOne
14
Frontier Utilities Logo
Light Saver 12 +
12 Months / 2000 kWh
12¢ / kWh
2000 kWh
Monthly Usage
15
Trieagle Energy
Green Eagle 36
36 Months / 2000 kWh
12.5¢ / kWh
2000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:ElectricityOne
16
Champion Energy Services
Champ Saver - 24
Term: 24 Months
11.9¢ / kWh
2000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:ElectricityOne
17
New Power Electric Choice
Power Of One 36
36 Months / 2000 kWh
11.0¢ / kWh
2000 kWh
Monthly Usage
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Promo Code:Electricity1

Electricity Rate Guide

Electric rates are for comparison purposes only and are subject to change without notice. Customer pricing will be final only after signing an electric provider’s service agreement. Not all of the cities in our service areas have electric choices and our pricing is based on area rates.

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.