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About First Choice Power

First Choice Power is an energy company based in Texas. The company began operating in the Texas energy market more than two decades ago. In 2011, the company was acquired by Direct Energy, one of the largest energy providers in the country. First Choice Power has a lot to offer, including several popular fixed-rate energy plans.

Since Texas deregulated its energy market roughly two decades ago, residents have had the ability to choose their own energy suppliers. Enter your ZIP code above to shop for First Choice Power energy plans near you.

First Choice Power at-a-glance

  • Owned by Direct Energy, one of the largest and best-known energy companies in North America
  • Offers a variety of energy plans, including fixed-rate, no-deposit, and prepaid plans
  • Serves customers across many of Texas’s largest metropolitan areas
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First Choice Power electricity rates in Texas

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
First Choice Power - You Got This 24 24 months $0.129 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 12 12 months $0.133 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This After Hours 12 12 months $0.156 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 11/26/2021, 11:10:09 PM CST for ZIP Code 75001. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

First Choice Power plans

Like most electricity providers, First Choice Power offers a variety of plans so that each customer can pick the plan that’s best for them. Below are some of First Choice Power’s most popular energy plans. However, it’s important to remember that some plans are only available in certain areas. You may have more or fewer First Choice Power plans available in your location.

You Got This 24

The You Got This 24 plan is First Choice Power’s most affordable energy plan, starting at 12.1 cents per kWh. It comes with a 24-month fixed-rate contract, meaning customers can lock in their rate for two years. This plan requires a termination fee of $135 if you end your contract early, but you will pay the same rate for electricity throughout this contract.

You Got This 12

If you like the You Got This 24 plan but don’t want a two-year contract, then the You Got This 12 plan is perfect for you. It’s just like the 24-month contract but only requires a one-year commitment. This plan charges an early termination fee of $135 if you end your contract before the 12 months are over.

You Got This After Hours 12

The You Got This After Hours 12 plan is a 12-month fixed-rate contract and is the company’s most expensive plan. But it comes with an extra perk: you’ll receive free electricity usage between 9 PM and 7 AM. As a result, it’s perfect for those who use the bulk of their electricity at night. This plan requires an early termination fee of $135 if you end your contract early.

First Choice Power reviews

Overall SaveOnEnergy score 3.8/5
Customer service 4.0/5
Online accessibility 5.0/5
Business history 2.5/5

We’ve broken down our scoring model into three main categories:

  • Customer service (Power to Choose complaint score; Satisfaction guarantee)
  • Online accessibility (Online bill pay; Online chat; Access to usage alerts & trends)
  • Business history (Number of years in business; Accreditation by the BBB)

An average P2C complaint score held First Choice Power back in customer service, while the company’s 70 years in business were offset by a lack of BBB accreditation. Online accessibility, however, earned First Choice top marks. For more information on SaveOnEnergy.com reviews, see the full list here.

(ratings updated 1/27/2021)

Services offered by First Choice Power

First Choice Power for residential customers

First Choice Power specializes in offering fixed-rate energy plans for Texas consumers. They serve customers in many parts of the state and offer plans to fit every energy need, including a range of contract lengths and free usage periods.

First Choice Power for business customers

Unlike many other Texas energy providers, First Choice Power doesn’t currently offer commercial energy plans. That being said, its parent company Direct Energy does offer business energy plans. Visit our business energy page to learn more about building a commercial energy plan for your business.

Green energy options with First Choice Power

First Choice Power doesn’t currently offer 100 percent green energy plans. But don’t worry — each energy plan in Texas includes a percentage of green energy in the mix. First Choice Power’s plans include up to 20 percent renewable energy. Check the plan’s Electricity Facts Label to find its exact percentage of green energy.

Other TXU Energy initiatives

  • Aside from its electricity plans, First Choice Power also runs its Power Down Rewards Program. Under this program, customers can save 10 percent if they reduce their energy usage during “Peak Events,” such as storms and heatwaves.
  • Direct Energy, First Choice Power’s parent company, supports several charitable organizations, including Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the Texas Children’s Hospital. It also offers a Neighbor-to-Neighbor Bill Assistance Program to help low-income Texans pay their energy bills.

First Choice Power service areas

First Choice Power plans are available across the Lone Star State, including the service areas of the following utility companies: 

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 to move or transfer service with First Choice Power

If you’re moving to another address within First Choice Power’s service area, then you can bring your energy plan with you. First Choice Power makes moving your Texas electric plan to a new address easy. All you have to do is call the company about two weeks before your move to let them know. They’ll take care of all the setup on their end.

First Choice Power electric rates in my area

Electricity rates can vary from one area to another, primarily because of different utility transmission charges. The rate you pay for a First Choice Power energy plan could be entirely different from what someone in another part of Texas pays for the same plan. It’s important to get a quote for your area to ensure it’s accurate. Enter your ZIP code to find the current First Choice Power rates and plans near you.

First Choice Power FAQs

What services does First Choice Power offer?

First Choice Power offers fixed-rate energy plans to residents in Texas. The company has several plans to choose from, so each customer can compare the options and find the one that’s best for them.

How can I compare plans and rates from First Choice Power?

The SaveOnEnergy marketplace makes it easy to compare plans and rates from First Choice Power or any other provider. To get started, just enter your ZIP code above. Then, you can use the filter tool if you only want to narrow your results down to only First Choice Power plans.

Will First Choice Power require a deposit?

Some First Choice Power customers may be required to pay a deposit based on their credit score and history. First Choice Power will return your deposit after 12 consecutive on-time payments.

What is the best First Choice Power electricity plan?

The best First Choice Power energy plan for you depends on what you’re looking for and what your home or business needs. Each plan comes with different perks, such as a longer locked-in rate or free electricity at night. Compare all of your options to ensure you choose the best energy plan for you.

What happens to my First Choice Power plan if I move before my contract ends?

If you move within First Choice Power’s service area, then you can take your plan with you. If you move to an area that First Choice Power doesn’t serve, then you can end your contract without paying a fee if you submit proof of your new address.

Contact First Choice Power

  • Headquarters: Houston, TX
  • Bill pay: Log into your First Choice Power account here or call 1-866-469-2464
  • Customer service: Call 1-866-469-2464
  • Outages: Contact your utility company

Last Updated: 10/14/2021

First Choice Power rates in Houston

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
First Choice Power - You Got This 24 24 months $0.139 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 12 12 months $0.144 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This After Hours 12 12 months $0.162 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 11/26/2021, 11:10:09 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.

First Choice Power rates in Dallas

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
First Choice Power - You Got This 24 24 months $0.129 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 12 12 months $0.133 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This After Hours 12 12 months $0.156 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 11/26/2021, 11:10:09 PM CST for ZIP Code 75001. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

First Choice Power rates in Fort Worth

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
First Choice Power - You Got This 24 24 months $0.129 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 12 12 months $0.133 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This After Hours 12 12 months $0.156 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 11/26/2021, 11:10:09 PM CST for ZIP Code 76137. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

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