Why choose Green Mountain Energy?
- No long-term contract
- No deposit
- Electricity usage tracking
- Option for same-day connection
- Usage and balance alerts
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Green Mountain Energy, part of the NRG Energy, sets itself apart from most providers by only selling residential electricity plans powered by “clean” sources through renewable energy credits and carbon offsets. Based in Houston, TX, Green Mountain says it aims to change the way energy is generated throughout the U.S., concentrating on solar and wind production.
Among Green Mountain Energy plans are the following, though some plans may not be available in some areas.
This 12-month fixed-rate plan is backed by electricity made from wind energy. It requires customers to enroll in electronic billing and auto pay – avoiding use of paper – within 30 days of beginning service.
This plan, also for 12 months, is sourced by solar energy generated in Texas. Each month, Green Mountain sets aside money on the customer’s behalf for the Green Mountain Solar Fund, which helps pay for solar-related technology, programs and projects.
Enjoy free electricity every day from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. During all other times during the 12-month term of the plan, your electricity is sourced by wind generation, again using RECs and carbon offsets.
This plan’s electricity comes from 10 percent solar and 90 percent wind energy, again powered by RECs and carbon offsets. There’s also an annual bill credit and a donation on the customer’s behalf to support Green Mountain’s ongoing efforts to boost solar energy.
This is a month-to-month plan sourced through wind energy. It offers customers flexibility as there is no cancellation or early termination fee. The plan also rewards eligible customers with a $100 gift card.
The U.S. average rate for residential electricity as of July 2020 is 13.28 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh).
Enter your ZIP code above to see what’s available in your area.
We’ve broken down our scoring model into three main categories: customer service, online accessibility and business history. These categories contain the following items:
Green Mountain leverages stellar scores in online accessibility and business history, with top marks from the Better Business Bureau, to fare well in its overall rating. The absence of a satisfaction guarantee dropped its overall rating. For more information on SaveOnEnergy.com reviews, see the full list here.
Green Mountain Energy offers fixed- and variable-rate plans for service. Variable-rate plans don’t have contracts, which offers flexibility to customers who don’t want to be tied down. However, rates can change from month-to-month. Fixed-rate plans offer price stability but come with early termination fees should you want to cancel your contract.
Green Mountain Energy works with small businesses hoping to reduce their carbon footprints. Plans are customized to help the businesses meet economic goals as well as environmental targets. All business plans include at least 15 percent clean energy, and the company also offers 100 percent clean-sourced plans as well.
Green Mountain Energy works with solar-installation companies to help customers interested in their own solar systems. Certain company plans help you earn annual credits to help pay for solar-panel installation.
The company works with local communities and nonprofits to help with sustainability grants for projects promoting renewable energy, energy efficiency, and environmental stewardship.
In Texas, Green Mountain Energy plans are available to customers in the following transmission and distribution utility service areas.
Outside Texas, the company operates in utility areas in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Illinois, New York, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Enter your ZIP code above to see what’s available in those states.
Do the rates shown include everything?
Rates shown in Texas include all supplier and utility charges. The only thing not accounted for in the rates shown is taxes.
Will I have to pay a deposit?
You might. Providers run credit checks to determine whether to require a deposit and how large it will be. If you don’t want to pay a deposit, there are some options.
Can I switch providers at any time?
If you have a month-to-month, or variable-rate, plan, you can switch at time with no penalty. If you have a fixed-rate plan, you cannot switch plans without incurring an early termination fee. The switching process is not hard. For more information, see our guide to switching.
What if I move before my contract ends?
Moving is one exception to the above rule on early termination fees. If you present evidence that you’re moving, you will not be charged an early termination fee. You can shop for a new plan up to 90 days before the move. Of course, in most cases, you also can opt to stay with your current provider. See our moving page for more information.
Does someone have to come to my home to switch providers?
Most homes in Texas are equipped with smart meters. That means a switch can be made without a technician visit to your home.
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