Energy deregulation means the power to choose
Since the Texas energy market was deregulated in 2002, most residents and business owners have held the power to choose an electricity provider. Before deregulation, residents were limited to only purchasing electricity from utility companies. Now, consumers can shop for the best electricity rates and plans in their area.
SaveOnEnergy is here to help simplify finding the best Texas energy provider and plan for your energy needs. We operate the largest independent energy marketplace in the state. More than a million Texans have used our marketplace to find affordable and reliable residential and business energy plans. We only feature the best retail electric providers (REPs) on our marketplace, including TXU Energy, Reliant Energy, Constellation Energy, and more.
About 85 percent of Texans live in deregulated areas and enjoy the power to choose their electricity provider. Ready to learn more? Call the number on your screen to speak with one of our energy experts or enter your ZIP code above to begin exploring the lowest Texas electric prices in your area.
SaveOnEnergy is not affiliated with Power To Choose, powertochoose.org, or the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT).
What is PowertoChoose.org?
PowerToChoose.org is the official website of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT). The PUCT regulates the energy market in Texas.
On PowerToChoose.org, customers can find electric providers operating in their area and the plans that they offer. While this gives residents and businesses plenty of options, it doesn’t factor into consideration the reputation of the provider or customer complaints.
That’s where SaveOnEnergy comes in. Our unaffiliated marketplace offers years of experience, expert guidance, and the ability to filter for what matters most to you. You can use our site to easily compare your energy options. Once you’ve found the best electricity plan for your home or business, we can walk you through a straightforward sign-up process in minutes.
Power to choose Texas
The power to choose Texas electricity providers began in 2002 and created a more competitive energy market. When the utility company was the only option, there was no competition and no reason to offer lower energy rates.
Now, consumers have their pick of available providers, which generate electricity and sell it to consumers. The utility company still plays a role in the energy market – utilities are in charge of transmitting and delivering electricity to consumers. The utility is also responsible for maintaining and repairing electrical infrastructure, so consumers should contact their utility in the event of a power outage.
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|Plano||Round Rock||Waco||Wichita Falls|
Power to choose Houston
Houston is the largest city in Texas with the power to choose and is home to a number of top energy companies. Hot weather in the summer and temperatures that plunged far below freezing in February 2021 mean residents should find an energy plan that works for all seasons.
The utility in Houston is CenterPoint Energy. No matter which provider Houston customers select, the utility will deliver electricity to their homes or businesses and restore power if there is ever an outage.
Power to choose Dallas
More than 1.3 million residents share the power to choose in Dallas. This can be especially important in the summer when temperatures often approach 100 degrees. What’s more, Dallas winters occasionally fall below freezing in the winter.
SaveOnEnergy gives Dallas residents the power to choose by showing electricity plans and prices in the area. Consumers can compare available energy options and filter for low rates, contract term length, rate types, green energy options, and much more on the SaveOnEnergy marketplace.
Power to choose Fort Worth
Fort Worth is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country and offers residents the power to choose their energy provider. As part of the Texas deregulated energy market, several major energy companies offer their services in the Fort Worth area.
This gives residents and businesses the freedom to compare their energy options and choose the best electric plan in Fort Worth. Whether it’s a green energy plan, a low electric rate, or reliable fixed rates, SaveOnEnergy makes it simple to find the right electricity plan in Fort Worth.
Texas Electricity Rates
|Plan Name||Plan Length||Rate|
|Frontier Utilities - Frontier Super Value 12||12 months||$0.074 / kWh|
|Express Energy - Flash Bundled 12||12 months||$0.074 / kWh|
|Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 12||12 months||$0.075 / kWh|
|4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Bundled 12||12 months||$0.075 / kWh|
|Pulse Power - Texas Saver 12||12 months||$0.079 / kWh|
|Just Energy - Power Plus 12||12 months||$0.089 / kWh|
|Constellation - 12 Month Flat Tier Product||12 months||$0.105 / kWh|
|Cirro - Smart Value 12 Online||12 months||$0.108 / kWh|
|TXU Energy - Smart Edge 12||12 months||$0.109 / kWh|
|TriEagle Energy - Real Deal 36||36 months||$0.109 / kWh|
|Discount Power - Value Plus 12||12 months||$0.113 / kWh|
|Reliant - Conservation Plan 24||24 months||$0.125 / kWh|
|Chariot Energy - Green Saver 36||36 months||$0.128 / kWh|
|Direct Energy - Live Brighter 36||36 months||$0.128 / kWh|
|First Choice Power - You Got This 24||24 months||$0.129 / kWh|
|Green Mountain - Pollution Free e-Plus 24 Preferred||24 months||$0.136 / kWh|
|Payless Power - Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan||12 months||$0.159 / kWh|
Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 10/22/2021, 2:57:29 PM CDT 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.
Why choose SaveOnEnergy?
Deregulation means consumers have the power to choose, but it also means that there are many energy companies that do not offer top-tier service operating in the market. Remember – all electricity companies are not created equal. While cheap electricity rates can be enticing, it’s also important to factor in reliable service and well-rounded plans.
So, how do you know you are signing up for an energy plan with a trusted provider? SaveOnEnergy is here to help with that. Here’s what sets SaveOnEnergy apart:
- Reliable service. We are selective in which providers we feature on our marketplace, so shoppers can know they are only comparing options from trusted providers. Our expertly-written guides and resources are here to help you avoid any surprises down the road and feel confident in your energy choices. Questions? Give us a call and one of our energy experts can help to walk you through the process.
- No hidden fees. Surprises are fun, but not when it comes to your energy rates. That’s why the rates you find on our marketplace are all-inclusive. When you enter your ZIP code above, you’ll find rates that include utility costs and PUCT fees, so you can feel confident that what you find is what you will get.
- Options for everyone. We aim to offer energy plans and prices that will work for all kinds of homes and businesses. In our marketplace, you can filter for what’s more important to you. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest electric rates, green energy options, or no deposit plans, we have something to suit every lifestyle, energy usage level, and budget.
How to shop with SaveOnEnergy
Our independent marketplace is available 24/7 at no additional cost. Here’s how it works:
- Enter your ZIP code. We’ll show you plans available in your area from the best Texas electric providers.
- Make a choice. Filter by the size of your home, energy preferences, or provider to find the right plan for your needs. If you need some extra guidance or would like to walk through your options with a human, give us a call and we’ll explain the choices.
- Exercise your power to choose. Once you’re ready, sign up online or over the phone – either way will only take a few minutes. After that, you’re all set. You don’t need to cancel your plan with your current provider – your new REP will handle the switch for you without interrupting your service.
Power to choose FAQs
How can I find the best electricity rates near me?
The SaveOnEnergy marketplace makes it easy to find affordable energy plans in your area. Enter your ZIP code above to find cheap Texas electricity rates. Next, SaveOnEnergy will show you current energy prices and plans near you. From there, you can compare plans and select the best one for your home or business.
What is energy deregulation?
The Texas energy market became deregulated in 2002, giving most Texas residents the power to choose their electricity provider and plan. It can feel confusing or overwhelming to sort through all of the available providers and plans. That’s why SaveOnEnergy offers an independent, unaffiliated marketplace to easily shop and compare energy options near you at no cost.
What is the difference between SaveOnEnergy.com and PowertoChoose.org?
PowertoChoose.org is the official website of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT). This site shows customers electric providers in their area but does not offer information about providers’ reputations or customer complaints. With SaveOnEnergy, we offer this information and empower the customer to select a provider with confidence.
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