Energy Companies

Average 12-Month Fixed-Rate Prices for Q4 2014

Welcome to the first installment of the Electricity Rate Report, where we present to you the lowest rates available for a 12-month, fixed-rate electricity supply plan in various parts of the country. Today's report focuses in on Q4 2014 in the CenterPoint Energy and Oncor Energy utility service areas of Texas.

Our goal with this tool is to help our customers discover the most affordable rates available in their region without any bias towards a particular company or plan.* We've only just started compiling data, so with this introductory report we cannot analyze trends or numbers for past quarters, but as we collect more information we hope you'll be able to better predict your best bet for a new supply plan in the future. So let's get to it.

CenterPoint Service Area

Over the course of the fourth quarter, TXU Energy was the only retail electric provider in the utility area serviced by CenterPoint Energy to offer a supply plan with an average rate of lower than 10 cents/kWh. To claim the most inexpensive package, TXU charged on average 9.33 cents/kWh between its most popular plans, the Green Select 12 and Smart Deal 12.

Coming in second was the Champ Saver 12 plan from from Champion Energy, with an average rate of 10.27 cents/kWh, and TriEagle Energy took third with their Electric 12 month, Eagle 12, and Green Eagle 12 products, which boasted a combined average rate of 10.68 cents/kWh.

Centerpoint Service Area
Provider Rate (cents)
TXU Energy 9.33/kWh
Champion Energy 10.27
TriEagle Energy 10.68
Direct Energy 10.73
Bounce Energy 10.99
StarTex Power 11.16
Amigo Energy 11.29
First Choice Power 11.35
NewLeaf Energy 11.90

Oncor Service Area

The top two stay true in the Oncor Energy utility area, with TXU Energy boasting the region's lowest average rate of 8.81cents/kWh for its Green Select 12 and Smart Deal 12 packages. A little bit more expensive was Champion Energy's Champ Saver 12 plan at 9.17 cents/kWh. Direct Energy enters the top 3 in the Oncor service area with a combined average rate of 9.68 cents/kWh for its Moving Done Easy 12, Price Advantage 12, and Price Protection 12 products.

All in all, it was a strong Q4 for TXU Energy and Champion Energy in the CenterPoint and Oncor service areas. Remember to check back here at the Rate Report in April when we'll recap the first quarter of the new year.

Oncor Service Area
Provider Rate (cents)
TXU Energy 8.81/kWh
Champion Energy 9.17
TriEagle Energy 9.68
Direct Energy 9.69
First Choice Power 9.78
Bounce Energy 9.83
StarTex Power 9.98
Amigo Energy 10.06
NewLeaf Energy 10.90

* The average rates in this report were calculated using proprietary onsite data from each time one of our partner retailers adjusted pricing for their 12-month fixed-rate products with no upfront fees. A weighted average was calculated, attributing each adjusted rate to the total number of days it was applicable.