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Houston Electricity Rates

SaveOnEnergy.com® helps you find affordable Houston energy rates. Like much of Texas, deregulation and seasonality affect Houston energy prices, which can fluctuate daily. SaveOnEnergy makes it easy to locate up-to-date Houston electricity rates. Below, we compare Houston electricity prices by the kilowatt-hour (kWh) and highlight the providers and energy plans that are most popular in Houston. 

Compare Houston electricity rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Super Value 24 24 months $0.133 / kWh
Express Energy - Flash 24 24 months $0.134 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 24 24 months $0.134 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 months $0.135 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 12 12 months $0.144 / kWh
Chariot Energy - GridEdge 36 36 months $0.155 / kWh
Constellation - 36 Month Usage Bill Credit 36 months $0.159 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 36 36 months $0.172 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Real Deal 36 36 months $0.189 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Edge 12 12 months $0.205 / kWh
Payless Power - Premier 12 - No Deposit & No Credit Check Prepaid Plan 12 months $0.214 / kWh
Cirro - Smart Value 12 Online 12 months $0.247 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred 24 months $0.252 / kWh
Discount Power - Value Plus 12 12 months $0.262 / kWh
Reliant - Basic Power 12 12 months $0.272 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter 12 12 months $0.274 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 8/14/2022, 6:25:54 PM CDT for ZIP Code 77002. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

Find the best electricity rates in Houston with SaveOnEnergy.com

Electricity rates in Texas vary depending on where you live in the state. This is due to transmission and distribution fees that local utilities levy on for providing power to your home. So, how do you find the best energy rate in Houston? The SaveOnEnergy marketplace can help you choose your electricity provider and plan. Compare electricity rates from the top energy providers in Houston to lock into a plan. Enter your ZIP code to find a list of electricity rates and plans in your area.

Our online marketplace is easy to use. Here’s how the process works:

  • Search for affordable electricity rates with your ZIP code. View a list of available plans to compare energy providers and rates. 
  • Sign up today. Once you find an electricity plan you like, sign up online in minutes. Or call the number on your screen to speak directly to one of our energy experts. They can help you set up a plan that matches your needs and budget.
  • Enjoy your energy savings. Your Houston energy provider handles the rest of the setup with no lapse in service.

Cheap energy prices in Houston

Using data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the chart below shows the electric prices in Texas in cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) throughout the year. SaveOnEnergy’s independent marketplace can help you secure cheap electricity in Houston based on seasonality. Enter your ZIP code above and locate the cheapest Houston electricity rate.

Energy providers and utility companies in Houston

Most of the Texas electricity market is deregulated, including Houston. In a deregulated electricity market, there is competition for the distribution of electricity. 85% of Texas electricity consumers can pick their electricity service from many different retail electric providers (REPs) in the state.

Energy providers and utility companies have different responsibilities in a deregulated market like Houston. A provider sells electricity to consumers, offers different plans, and handles billing. The utility company in your area delivers electricity to your home. Your utility also maintains power lines and electrical infrastructure.

  • Utility companies: CenterPoint Energy is the utility company that services Houston. The utility is based on location. So, unlike your provider, you have no option to switch your utility.

Power outages in Houston

Utility companies in Texas maintain power lines and respond to outages. If you experience a power outage in Houston, contact CenterPoint, not your energy provider (REP). You can report an electrical outage on the CenterPoint website or call CenterPoint at 1-800-332-7143.

Electricity rates in my area

Comparing rates across multiple sites can be confusing, overwhelming, and time-consuming. SaveOnEnergy can help you find cheap Houston electric rates without all the hassle. Enter your Houston ZIP code to find the most accurate rates near you. Then you can browse the electricity plans and prices available in your area.

Remember that REPs offer different rates for the same plan depending on where you live. The rate difference is due to the utility’s transmission charges to deliver electricity from the power generating facility to your home. SaveOnEnergy marketplace will display reliable rates in your area when you enter your ZIP code above.

How weather affects Houston electricity rates

Houston typically experiences hot summers and mild winters. The average temperature is 91 degrees in July and August and 60 degrees in January. Power consumption and demand vary during the year depending on the fluctuation of the temperature, and so do Houston’s energy rates.

You could find a cheaper electricity rate in Houston by signing up for a plan when demand is low. Use the SaveOnEnergy marketplace to secure a cheap energy rate with a fixed-rate plan during off-peak seasons.

Types of plans in Houston

Some of the best energy companies operate in the Houston area. They offer various energy plan options. The most common types of energy plans include fixed-rate, variable-rate, and no-deposit plans. Our guide to choosing an energy plan helps you understand all available options. If you have questions, feel free to contact our energy consultants today by calling the number on your screen.

Fixed-rate plans

A fixed-rate plan allows you to pay the same rate for electricity throughout your contract, typically 12 to 36 months. This  means you do not have to worry about rate fluctuations based on the energy market. However, you could pay an early termination fee if you cancel before the term ends.

Variable-rate plans

A variable-rate plan could give you a lower rate. There is no binding contract under such a plan, but your electric rate may change monthly based on the wholesale price of electricity. Under a variable-rate plan, you could pay more for Houston electricity service when electricity demand spikes.

No-deposit plans

Sometimes paying a deposit for electricity could be inconvenient and burdensome. Luckily, many Houston energy providers offer no-deposit plans for customers who don’t want to pay a deposit or sign a contract. Prepaid plans, like the ones offered by Payless Power, allow you to avoid the deposit and pay for your electricity ahead of time.

Green electricity

Texas a leader in solar energy and wind power generation. So, there are plenty of green energy options in Houston. Every Texas energy plan includes a percentage of renewable energy. You can check for the exact amount on your plan’s Electricity Facts Label (EFL). Some providers sell only 100% green energy plans, including Gexa Energy, Chariot Energy, and Green Mountain Energy. Enter your ZIP code above and filter for green energy options to find renewable plans in your area.

Business energy plans

Deregulation also gives Houston business owners the power to choose an energy provider. With the SaveOnEnergy marketplace, businesses can compare electric plans and lock in cheap commercial electricity rates. Find the best energy rates for your business, or call the number on your screen to speak with a business energy expert.

Calculate your energy usage in Houston

Your monthly energy consumption defines your energy bills. Calculating your electricity consumption can help you pick the right energy plan for your home based on how much energy you use. Our energy usage calculator allows you to determine your monthly energy use and explains how that translates into your average bill.

SaveOnEnergy’s tips for easy electricity service setup

  • Before signing up, don’t forget to read your plan’s Electricity Facts Label. It contains important information including:
    • Price per kilowatt-hour based on usage
    • Percentage of 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.


Houston energy FAQs

Who has the cheapest electricity rates in Houston? Expand / Collapse Toggle

Frontier Utilities currently offers the cheapest Houston energy rates on the SaveOnEnergy marketplace. Remember that energy prices fluctuate, so enter your ZIP code and check the current rates from these providers today.

What is the best energy plan in Houston? Expand / Collapse Toggle

TXU Energy gets high customer satisfaction ratings and offers affordable fixed-rate energy plans in Houston. However, other energy providers in Houston also provide unique benefits, so the best plan for you may depend on your needs. Do you prefer variable-rate or fixed-rate billing? What’s your electricity budget? Do you want a green energy plan? Enter your ZIP code and filter for what matters most to you and locate the best provider in Houston that fits your needs.

How do I find a green energy plan in Houston? Expand / Collapse Toggle

Finding a green energy plan in Houston is simple. Enter your ZIP code above and filter to show only green energy plans to start your search. Then you can browse and compare the green energy plans in Houston.

How can I lower my electricity bill in Houston? Expand / Collapse Toggle

The most straightforward option is to cut your home’s energy use. You can do this by adopting energy-saving habits like turning off the lights in unused rooms, using power strips, unplugging electronics when not in use, or switching to energy-efficient appliances. Use our energy usage calculator to better understand your home’s electricity consumption. You can also switch to an energy plan with a lower rate, which could help you reduce your energy bills.

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