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In 2002, deregulation provided many Texas residents and business owners with the opportunity to choose an electric company – or retail electric provider (REP) – to supply their home or business with energy. While most of Texas is deregulated, not every city is. Austin, for example, is not.

However, some areas surrounding Austin, such as Round Rock and Pflugerville, are deregulated. Those residents have the power to choose a provider.

The SaveOnEnergy marketplace makes it easy to find information about deregulation in your area if you live near Austin and can help pinpoint the best electric rates for you. To find out if your area is deregulated, enter your ZIP code above and we’ll help you get started.

Austin-area electricity rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Super Value 12 12 months $0.077 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 12 months $0.078 / kWh
Express Energy - Flash Bundled 12 12 months $0.079 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 months $0.079 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 12 12 months $0.079 / kWh
Just Energy - Power Plus 12 12 months $0.095 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month Flat Tier Product 12 months $0.105 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Real Deal 36 36 months $0.109 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Edge 12 12 months $0.109 / kWh
Cirro - Smart Value 12 Online 12 months $0.116 / kWh
Discount Power - Saver 24 24 months $0.118 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter 36 36 months $0.128 / kWh
Chariot Energy - Green Saver 36 36 months $0.128 / kWh
Reliant - Conservation Plan 24 24 months $0.129 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 24 24 months $0.129 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred 24 months $0.136 / kWh
Payless Power - Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan 12 months $0.159 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 11/27/2021, 3:28:00 PM CST for ZIP Code 78664. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

Electricity prices around Austin could go up! Lock in a cheap electricity rate today.

While Austin may not be a deregulated city, many of its surrounding areas are. Due to being in a mostly deregulated state, electricity providers often have fluctuating rates that can change daily. We always recommend locking in a rate that you feel is the best fit for you and your needs quickly if you can because it may not be there tomorrow.

Compare cheap electric rates in the areas surrounding Austin today and sign up for a new plan when the time is right — buying during shoulder months (March/April and September/October) often gives customers the most competitive rates. Remember, however, that you face an early termination fee if you leave a plan before the end of its term.

Check out recent average residential electric rates, as reported by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The EIA compiles average rates throughout the year.

Shop electricity rates around Austin with SaveOnEnergy.com

SaveOnEnergy.com can help you sort through and compare different energy rates and plans so you can choose an excellent option for your household or business needs. You don’t have to do a web search for “electricity rates near me.” Instead, enter your ZIP code on this page to access a list of electric rates and plans in the areas around Austin.

  1. Shop low rates. SaveOnEnergy.com marketplace works by letting you see rates and plans to decide what’s best for what you need. We only work with trusted retail electricity providers to ensure that our customers get the best quality service.
  2. Sign up easily. If you’re not sure which plan to choose or you’d like to go over a plan’s details, call to speak to one of the SaveOnEnergy.com energy experts. If you’re confident in your energy choice, simply sign up online. Either way, the process is quick and easy.
  3. Start saving. Austin residents can’t switch to a new deregulated electricity plan, but some areas around it can in as little as 5 days after signing up. Your new supplier will handle all the setup. So all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy your retail energy choice.

Go green with an Austin, Texas, energy plan

Everything is big in Texas. That goes for green energy, too. The state ranks first in electricity generation from wind and is regularly in the top 5 for electricity generation from solar means.

With Zero Waste and Green Building programs already in place, Austin is doing its part in making Texas more sustainable for its residents and business owners. Now, you can join in on the green movement too.

Every energy plan in Texas includes a percentage of renewable energy, which you can track in its Electricity Facts Label. Most providers offer more renewable energy as well. Then there are providers that only sell plans backed by green energy: They include Iberdrola Texas, Gexa Energy, Chariot Energy, and Green Mountain Energy.

A few things to remember

  • Don’t forget to read your plan’s Electricity Facts Label before signing up. It contains important information including:
    • Price per kilowatt-hour based on usage
    • % renewable energy sourcing
    • Early termination fees
  • Enjoy hassle-free supplier setup. Once your order has been confirmed, your new supplier will set up service with your utility, or transmission and distribution service provider (TDSP) – but don’t worry, there shouldn’t be any interruption to your power during the switch.
  • Understanding your electricity bill. Your local TDSP will still deliver your electricity and maintain electric infrastructure including meters and power lines. Your utility fees can be found as TDU or TDSP charges on your monthly bill. They are independent of your supplier rate.

Do you own a business in or near Austin?

Did you know that the deregulation applies to commercial establishments, meaning you can find great business electricity rates in the areas surrounding Austin, too? While businesses directly in Austin may not have this option, it’s certainly smart to look into if your area is deregulated.

Instead of getting caught up in a lengthy web search for the “best electric company in my area” for your business, let us handle the hard work for you.

To learn more about business energy rates and how to get started, check out SaveOnEnergy business energy rates. It all starts with filling out this form with more information about your business and its typical energy costs and usage.

Power outage? Contact your utility company.

In regulated areas, the utility company sells and delivers electricity to consumers. In deregulated areas, your utility company delivers the electricity you buy from your provider to your home. The great part about this is that it handles electricity-related infrastructure, like maintaining the power lines and other equipment. Your utility company is also who you need to call if you experience an outage or notice a downed power line. The utility company for Austin is Austin Energy.  Deregulated areas around Austin use Oncor.

If your utility company is Austin Energy:

If your utility company is Oncor:

Not sure what kind of energy plan will work for your home?

If you are in one of the deregulated areas surrounding Austin and find your perfect electricity rates, you must choose the right plan. The differences between plans can include things like term length, cost per kWh, and type of energy used: green or traditional.

For more resources about picking a plan, check out the SaveOnEnergy guide. You can also call a SaveOnEnergy expert to learn more.

Austin electric rates in my area

If you are in the Austin area, you will probably not have the option to shop around for different electric companies and their rates. Your rates will be provided by your utility company.

However, many areas surrounding Austin are deregulated, which can give you the freedom to shop for different rates if you live in those deregulated zip codes. Different electric companies often have different electric rates based on your area based at least in part on your utility transmission charges. If you have a family member in a different part of the state, there’s a high probability that your rates will not be the same because of the different utility companies and their rates.

To see if you live in a deregulated area or to find the best electric rates near you, enter your zip code in the section above and our SaveOnEnergy marketplace will provide you with a wide variety of plans and rates that will fit your needs.

Energy providers and utility companies in Austin

Your utility company is the company that delivers electricity to your home and provides the infrastructure. The utility company for consumers in Austin is Austin Energy. In deregulated areas around Austin, it is Oncor. Anytime you experience outages or infrastructure damage, Oncor or Austin Energy is who you should call. You can reach the companies in the following ways:

If your utility company is Austin Energy:

If your utility company is Oncor:

Updated: 2/16/2021

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