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With more than 7 million residents, Houston is home to a fast-growing population. Also on the rise is the demand for reliable, cheap electricity in Houston. Thankfully, Houston residents benefit from the Texas deregulated energy market, which gives residents and business owners the power to choose their electricity provider.

The SaveOnEnergy marketplace lets you easily compare cheap Houston electric rates. Plus, there’s no cost to use it. With SaveOnEnergy, you can look through dozens of electric companies in Houston and find the best plans for your home or business.

Ready to start the process? Just your ZIP code above or call the number on this page to learn more about energy rates and plans in your area.

Houston Electricity Rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 12 months $0.056 / kWh
Express Energy - Flash 12 - with Auto Pay 12 months $0.056 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Best Value 12 12 months $0.056 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 12 12 months $0.056 / kWh
Chariot Energy - GridEdge 36 36 months $0.060 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver 12 12 months $0.061 / kWh
Just Energy - Power Plus 12 12 months $0.074 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month Flat Tier Product 12 months $0.080 / kWh
Cirro - Smart Value 12 Online 12 months $0.089 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Edge 12 12 months $0.109 / kWh
Discount Power - Value Plus 12 12 months $0.109 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 12 Preferred 12 months $0.113 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 36 36 months $0.115 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter 36 36 months $0.116 / kWh
Reliant - Secure Advantage 18 18 months $0.118 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Bronze Eagle 24 months $0.118 / kWh
Iberdrola Texas - Wind By TX 36 36 months $0.118 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan 12 months $0.145 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 1/22/2021, 4:33:22 PM CST 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.

Electricity prices in Houston could go up! Lock in a low electric rate today.

This chart uses data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration to how average retail Texas electricity rates change from month to month. Texas electricity prices change throughout the year. Seasons impact rates up or down. You may be able to lock in a lower rate if you buy at an off-peak time.

In 2020, the average for residential Texas electricity rates is 11.86 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh). Right now, the lowest Texas rate in the SaveOnEnergy marketplace is 5.6¢/kWh.

Shop electricity rates in Houston with

With the SaveOnEnergy marketplace, you can find the electricity plan that meets your needs. We’ll show you today’s low rates from trusted energy providers in Houston. Simply enter your ZIP code to get started!

  • Shop cheap electricity rates. We work with trusted retail electricity providers to ensure that our customers get a great product and service. Customize our online marketplace to show electricity rates and plans that fit your needs.
  • Sign up easily. If you’re sure of your choice, sign up online. 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 our energy experts. Either way, the process is quick and easy.
  • Start saving. Houston residents can switch to a new deregulated electricity plan in as little as 5 days from sign-up. Just sit back, relax and enjoy your retail energy choice.

Green electricity in Houston

Texas produces the most wind energy of any state, and that capacity is growing. The state also consistently ranks in the top 5 states for producing electricity from solar means. There’s a major commitment in the state.

As for green electricity in Houston, every Texas energy plan contains some percentage of renewable energy. You can check that amount on your plan’s Electricity Facts Label.

But you also can take your desire to go green further. Some providers sell only green plans, including Gexa Energy, Iberdrola Texas, 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 Houston?

If you own a business in Houston, you can take advantage of deregulation, too! Small and commercial business owners in Houston have energy choice, too. That means they can lock in a cheap electricity rate with For a custom business energy plan, simply fill out this form or call the number on the page to talk to a business energy expert.

Power outage? Contact CenterPoint Energy.

Texas energy companies include both providers and utilities, often called TDSPs or TDUs. Providers buy or generate electricity and sell it to you. Utilities deliver it to your home and maintain power lines and other equipment.

In Houston, your utility is CenterPoint Energy.

  • Click here to visit the CenterPoint Energy Electric Outage Center or call 1-800-332-7143 to report an outage.
  • For general customer service inquiries, call 1-800-752-8036 or fill out this form.

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

  • Our guide to picking the right plan is full of information about rate types, term lengths, and green energy options.
  • For more help, call the number on your screen to speak with a SaveOnEnergy expert. We’ll answer your questions and help you find the perfect plan for your energy needs.

Houston electricity rates takeaways

Texas has a deregulated energy industry. Consumers can pick an electricity provider. The provider supplies the energy that the utility delivers to your home. Residents have many suppliers to choose from when they search for the best electric company in Houston, including:

Updated: 11-11-2020

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