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Compare Houston electricity rates

SaveOnEnergy® helps you find affordable Houston energy rates. Deregulation and seasonality affect Houston energy prices, which can change from day to day. SaveOnEnergy makes it easy to check current Houston electricity rates. Below, we compare Houston electricity prices by kilowatt-hour (kWh) and highlight the providers and energy plans that are most popular in Houston, TX.

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Super Value 24 24 months $0.137 / kWh
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 24 24 months $0.139 / kWh
Chariot Energy - GridEdge 18 18 months $0.142 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 12 12 months $0.144 / kWh
Express Energy - Flash 24 24 months $0.145 / kWh
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 months $0.147 / kWh
Constellation - 12 Month Flat Tier Product 12 months $0.150 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Edge 12 12 months $0.155 / kWh
Just Energy - Simple Rate 36 36 months $0.159 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green 36 36 months $0.168 / kWh
Discount Power - Value Plus 36 36 months $0.168 / kWh
Reliant - Basic Power 36 36 months $0.178 / kWh
Payless Power - Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan 12 months $0.178 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Golden Eagle 36 36 months $0.195 / kWh
Cirro - Smart Value 12 Online 12 months $0.197 / kWh
Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred 24 months $0.202 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 5/21/2022, 5:57:47 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

Power rates in Texas vary depending on where you live in the state. This is due to the transmission and distribution fees that local utilities charge to deliver electricity 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 secure a plan that works for your needs. Just enter your ZIP code to find a list of the electricity rates and plans in your area.

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

  • Search for cheap electricity rates with your ZIP code. View an easy-to-read list of available energy plans to compare the energy providers and electricity rates in your area. 
  • 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.

Calculate your energy usage in Houston

Your energy bills are affected by how much energy you use each month. 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 lets you determine your monthly energy consumption and explains how that translates into your average energy bill.

Electricity rates in my area

Comparing rates across multiple sites can be confusing and time consuming. SaveOnEnergy can help you find affordable Houston electric rates without all the hassle. And you can rest easy knowing that SaveOnEnergy is rated 4.7 / 5 based on 1,263 customer reviews. 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.

Cheap energy prices in Houston

Using data from the Energy Information Administration, the chart below shows the electric prices in Texas in cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) throughout the year. SaveOnEnergy’s independent and unaffiliated marketplace can help you secure cheap electricity in Houston based on seasonality.

The average Texas electricity rate is 12.81 cents per kWh. However, you can find energy rates as low as 8.1 cents per kWh on the SaveOnEnergy marketplace. Enter your ZIP code above and locate the cheapest Houston electricity rate currently available.

Types of plans in Houston

Some of the best energy companies operate in the Houston area. They offer a variety of 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 price for electricity throughout your contract. This fixed-energy-rate means you do not have to worry about price fluctuations based on the energy market. However, if you cancel before the term ends, you could pay an early termination fee.

Variable-rate plans

A variable-rate plan could give you a lower rate and you will not be bound by a contract. But your electric price may change monthly based on the wholesale price of electricity. Under a variable-rate plan, you could end up paying more for Houston electricity service when electricity demand increases.

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 want to avoid paying a deposit or signing 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.

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.

Green electricity

The Lone Star State is a leader in solar energy and wind power. 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 explore renewable plans in your area.

Energy providers and utility companies in Houston

Because Texas is a deregulated market, energy providers and utility companies in Houston have different responsibilities. In a deregulated electricity market, there is competition in the generation and distribution of electricity. 85% of Texas electricity consumers can pick their electricity service from many different retail electric providers (REPs) in the state. Providers produce electricity and sell it to consumers. The utility company in your area delivers that electricity from the provider to your home. Your utility also maintains power lines and electrical infrastructure.

  • Energy providers: Some of the most popular Houston energy providers include TXU Energy, Gexa Energy, 4Change Energy, and Frontier Utilities. There are many other Houston energy companies featured on the SaveOnEnergy marketplace.
  • Utility companies: In Houston, CenterPoint Energy is the utility company. The utility is based on location. So unlike your provider, you have no option to choose your utility. If you experience a power outage in Houston, contact CenterPoint, not your energy provider. You can report an electrical outage on the CenterPoint website or by calling CenterPoint at 1-800-332-7143.

Moving or need to switch providers?

Houston is home to over seven million residents, and it is one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities. Because it is in a deregulated market, Houston provides affordable electric rates. If you are moving to the area, SaveOnEnergy makes it easy to shop for electricity for your new home. You can find current Houston energy prices by entering your new ZIP code at the top of the page or calling the number on your screen.

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.

How weather affects Houston electricity rates

Houston typically experiences high temperatures in the summer and mild temperatures in the winter. 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 prices.

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

Houston energy FAQs

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

Frontier Utilities, Gexa Energy, and 4Change Energy currently offer the cheapest Houston energy rates on the SaveOnEnergy marketplace, with rates as low as 8.1 cents per kWh. Keep in mind 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 receives 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. To get started, enter your ZIP code above and filter to show only green energy plans. 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 reduce your home’s energy consumption. 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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