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Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Express Energy - Flash 12 - with Auto Pay 12 months $0.067 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Best Value 12 12 months $0.067 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 12 months $0.069 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 months $0.069 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 12 12 months $0.072 / kWh
Just Energy - Power Plus 12 12 months $0.079 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month Flat Tier Product 12 months $0.090 / kWh
Cirro - Smart Value 12 Online 12 months $0.102 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Edge 12 12 months $0.105 / kWh
Discount Power - Value Plus 12 12 months $0.108 / kWh
Reliant - Basic Power 12 12 months $0.112 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 24 24 months $0.114 / kWh
Direct Energy - Live Brighter 36 36 months $0.116 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Silver Eagle 12 12 months $0.122 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 12 Preferred 12 months $0.130 / kWh
Chariot Energy - Green Saver 36 36 months $0.140 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan 12 months $0.148 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 8/01/2021, 2:49:33 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.

How to find the best electricity rates in Houston with

With SaveOnEnergy®, you can quickly shop for the best electricity rates in Houston at no cost to you. Our marketplace makes it easy to choose an electricity provider in your area.

Electricity rates in Houston fluctuate based on where you live. SaveOnEnergy can help find the best electric company near you. We provide low rates from the most reputable Houston electricity providers.

Best of all, our online marketplace is easy to use. Here’s how:

  • Shop for cheap electricity rates by entering your ZIP code. Doing so allows you to see all the energy providers and electricity rates in your area. 
  • Sign up quickly. Once you find an electric plan you like, you can sign up online in a matter of minutes. You can also call to speak to one of our energy experts, who will help you find a plan that matches your needs and budget.
  • Relax. Your Houston supplier handles the rest of the setup. 

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Cheap energy prices in Houston

This chart (with data provided by the Energy Information Administration) shows the electric prices in cents per kWh for different times of the year. Along with this chart, we will help you find cheap electricity in Houston based on seasonality.

The average electricity rate in Texas is 11.97 cents per kilowatt-hour, with rates as low as 6.9¢/kWh.

Energy providers and utility companies in Houston

Texas energy companies include providers and utilities. Providers buy or generate electricity and sell it to you. The utility company in your area delivers that electricity to your home and maintains power lines.

Power outages in Houston

  • If you experience a power outage, contact your utility, not your energy provider.
  • In Houston, report an outage on the CenterPoint website or by calling 1-800-332-7143.

Electricity rates in my area

Your electricity prices vary based on where you live due to utility fees. Transmission and distribution charges are the cost to transport electricity from the utility facility to your home. Parts of Houston can have the same kind of plans, but could pay different fees.

To find the best rates near you, enter your ZIP code. It will show all the electricity plans and prices available to you. 

Moving to Houston?

Houston is home to more than seven million residents and is one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities. It is also home to affordable electric rates, thanks to deregulation. For those moving to the area, find out what energy prices are by entering your ZIP. 

SaveOnEnergy’s tips for easy electricity service setup

  • 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.

Types of plans in Houston

There are energy plans for every need in Houston. Types of plans include fixed-rate, no-deposit, variable-rate, renewable energy, green energy, business, and prepaid options. Our guide on selecting an electric plan helps you make sense of all the options available.

If you have questions, feel free to call our energy consultants. 

Fixed-rate plans in Houston

Fixed-rate means you pay the same price for electricity throughout the contract. It is beneficial because you do not have to anticipate price hikes. However,  if you can cancel before the term ends, you could pay an early termination charge.

Variable-rate plans in Houston

You receive a low rate and no contracts with variable-rate plans. However, your electric prices fluctuate each month. So, you might pay more for service when energy demand rises. 

Green electricity in Houston

Texas generates the most electricity from wind than any other state in the country, and that capacity continues to grow. The Lone Star State is also a leader in solar energy, consistently ranking in the top five states for solar generation. If you are a Houston resident, there are plenty of green energy options in your area.

Every Texas energy plan contains some percentage of renewable energy. You can check for the exact amount on your plan’s Electricity Facts Label (EFL).

But you can also take your desire to go green further. Some providers sell only 100 percent green energy plans, including Gexa Energy, Iberdrola Texas, Chariot Energy, and Green Mountain Energy.

Business energy plans in Houston

Deregulation also gives Houston business owners the power to choose an energy provider in their area. Energy choice means businesses can lock in cheap business electricity rates using SaveOnEnergy. Find the best electricity rates for your business or call the number on the page to speak with a business energy expert.

Houston energy FAQs

How can I lower my utility bill in Houston?

The fastest way to lower your energy bill in Houston is by conserving electricity in your home or business. Our Learning Center is full of guides and tips to help you lower your energy consumption and cut back on your monthly utility bills.

How do I find green energy plans in Houston?

When comparing electric plans, we give you filtering tools. Under Features, you will find a green energy box. Check it to view all the green energy plans near you.

Who has the cheapest electricity rates in Houston?

In Houston, Express Energy, Frontier Utilities, 4Change, and Gexa Energy typically offer 12-month fixed-rate plans that cost less than $0.060/kWh. Rates vary based on location, so enter your ZIP code to get the most up-to-date rates. 

What is a good provider in Houston?

If you’re looking for long-term energy savings, Constellation is a good provider that offers a 24-month fixed-rate plan at $0.109/kWh. Or lock in a 36-month green energy plan with Green Mountain at $0.114/kWh. These prices are subject to change, so always check current rates by entering your ZIP code. 

Calculate your energy usage in Houston

Do you want to know how much energy your home uses? You can find out with our calculator. Calculating your energy use can help you find the right plan for your house. 

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Updated: 8/01/2021

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