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Texas energy rates

Save On Energy makes shopping for a deregulated electric plan quick and easy. Since 2002, more than 5.6 million Texas residents have exercised their power to choose. With the free Save On Energy marketplace, you can compare cheap energy rates and find the right plan for you.

We offer our customers:

  • Years of expertise.We’re the largest online energy marketplace in the country and have helped over 1 million Texans find the right energy plan for them.
  • Best rates and plans. We partner with trusted providers such as TXU EnergyReliant Energy, and First Choice Powerto show today’s low rates and plans at no cost to you.
  • Simple shopping process.We make it easy to shop. Compare plans and sign up online in a few simple steps. Questions? Give us a call, and one of our energy experts will be happy to help.

Ready to shop for the best electric rates in your area? Enter your ZIP code above to get started. Otherwise, keep reading and we’ll walk you through the deregulated energy process.

Texas electricity rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Express Energy - Freeway 12 12 months $0.084 / kWh
4Change Energy - Budget Saver 12 12 months $0.087 / kWh
Constellation Energy - 12 Month Flat Tier Product 12 months $0.091 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Deal 12 12 months $0.109 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green Fixed 36 36 months $0.11 / kWh
Just Energy TX - Simple Rate 36 months $0.115 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 36 36 months $0.116 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 36 36 months $0.116 / kWh
Direct Energy TX - Live Brighter 36 36 months $0.117 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan 12 months $0.124 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 3/30/2020, 1:32:46 PM CT for ZIP Code 77077. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

How to shop with Save On Energy

We’ll show you today’s top energy rates from trusted providers in Texas – all we need is your ZIP code to get started!

  1. Shop low rates. We work with trusted retail electricity providers to ensure that our customers get the best quality product and service. Our online marketplace can easily be customized to show rates and plans that fit your needs.
  2. Sign up easily. If you’re not sure which plan to choose or you’d like to go over a plan’s details, call to speak to one of our energy experts. If you’re confident in your choice, you can sign up online. Either way, the process is quick and easy.
  3. Start saving. Your new provider will work with your utility company to handle the switch, so all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your new electricity rate!

Enter your ZIP code above to see the best rates available in your area. Need more information? See our latest electricity provider reviews or keep reading to learn more about types of plans and a few things to keep in mind while shopping.

Find a cheap electricity rate

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) tracks average retail Texas electric rates, shown below through October 2019. Many factors affect the rise and fall of energy rates across Texas, including seasonal changes. Plan to buy at an off-peak time and you might be able to lock-in a lower rate.

The 2019 average for Texas electricity rates is 11.81 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh). The current lowest Texas rate in the Save On Energy marketplace is 6.4 ¢/kWh.

Electric plans in Texas

There are many types of electricity plans and energy rates to choose from in Texas thanks to deregulation. Your lifestyle and needs will help determine the best option for you. Some popular choices include:

  • Fixed Rate Plans. These plans have fixed electric rates set in your contract and you’ll pay that same rate every month, regardless of fluctuations in the energy market. If you value stability, a fixed-rate plan may work well for you.
  • Variable Rate Plans. These plans are subject to change depending on energy market volatility. This means you can get a cheaper rate when demand is low, but might be stuck paying more when demand is high. Variable rate plans are best for those who like flexibility.
  • Green Energy Plans. These plans allow consumers to offset up to 100 percent of their household or business’ carbon emissions from the building’s electricity consumption.
  • Prepaid Plans. These plans do not require a credit check and allow consumers to pay for energy in advance. They’re also a popular no deposit option.

For more details on plans types and rates as well as information on term length and additional options, click here.

A few things to remember

  • Don’t forget to read your plan’s Electricity Facts Label before signing up. It contains important information about your energy supply including:
    • Price per kilowatt-hour based on usage
    • % renewable energy sourcing
    • Early termination fees
  • Enjoy hassle-free supplier setup. Your new supplier will set up service with your utility, or transmission and distribution service provider (TDSP), once your order has been confirmed – but don’t worry, there shouldn’t be any interruption to your power during the switch.
  • Understanding your electric bill. Your local utility will still deliver your electricity and maintain electric infrastructure including meters and power lines. Your utility fees can be found as TDSP or TDU charges on your monthly bill. They are independent of your supplier rate.

Enter your ZIP code above to see a detailed list of energy rates and plans for your area, or shop by utility area and city below.

CenterPoint Energy electricity rates for Houston and surrounding areas

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Express Energy - Freeway 12 12 months $0.084 / kWh
4Change Energy - Budget Saver 12 12 months $0.087 / kWh
Constellation Energy - 12 Month Flat Tier Product 12 months $0.091 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Deal 12 12 months $0.109 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green Fixed 36 36 months $0.11 / kWh
Just Energy TX - Simple Rate 36 months $0.115 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 36 36 months $0.116 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 36 36 months $0.116 / kWh
Direct Energy TX - Live Brighter 36 36 months $0.117 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan 12 months $0.124 / kWh

CenterPoint Energy serves as the TDSP for Houston, Cypress, Pasadena and more.

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 3/30/2020, 1:32:46 PM CT for ZIP Code 77077. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

Oncor electricity rates for Dallas and surrounding areas

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
4Change Energy - Budget Saver 12 12 months $0.079 / kWh
Express Energy - Freeway 12 12 months $0.079 / kWh
Constellation Energy - 12 Month Flat Tier Product 12 months $0.089 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Deal 12 12 months $0.099 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green Fixed 36 36 months $0.106 / kWh
Just Energy TX - Simple Rate 36 months $0.108 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 36 36 months $0.109 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 36 36 months $0.111 / kWh
Direct Energy TX - Live Brighter 36 36 months $0.112 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan 12 months $0.12 / kWh

Oncor serves as the TDSP for Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Paris and more.

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 3/30/2020, 1:32:46 PM CT for ZIP Code 76036. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

AEP Texas North electricity rates for North and West Texas

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
4Change Energy - Budget Saver 12 12 months $0.079 / kWh
Express Energy - Freeway 12 12 months $0.079 / kWh
Constellation Energy - 12 Month Flat Tier Product 12 months $0.089 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Deal 12 12 months $0.099 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green Fixed 36 36 months $0.106 / kWh
Just Energy TX - Simple Rate 36 months $0.108 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 36 36 months $0.109 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 36 36 months $0.111 / kWh
Direct Energy TX - Live Brighter 36 36 months $0.112 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan 12 months $0.12 / kWh

AEP Texas North serves as the TDSP for Abilene, Alpine, San Angelo and more.

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 3/30/2020, 1:32:47 PM CT for ZIP Code 79601. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

AEP Texas Central electricity rates for South Texas

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Express Energy - Freeway 12 12 months $0.088 / kWh
4Change Energy - Budget Saver 12 12 months $0.089 / kWh
Constellation Energy - 12 Month Usage Bill Credit 12 months $0.105 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Deal 12 12 months $0.109 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green Fixed 36 36 months $0.115 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 36 36 months $0.121 / kWh
Direct Energy TX - Live Brighter 36 36 months $0.122 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan 12 months $0.124 / kWh
Just Energy TX - Simple Rate 36 months $0.124 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 36 36 months $0.125 / kWh

AEP Texas Central serves as the TDSP for Corpus Christi, Laredo, Weslaco and more.

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 3/30/2020, 1:32:46 PM CT for ZIP Code 78411. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

TNMP electricity rates for Central, West, and Gulf Coast Texas

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Express Energy - Freeway 12 12 months $0.084 / kWh
4Change Energy - Budget Saver 12 12 months $0.087 / kWh
Constellation Energy - 12 Month Flat Tier Product 12 months $0.091 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Deal 12 12 months $0.109 / kWh
Pulse Power - Texas Green Fixed 36 36 months $0.11 / kWh
Just Energy TX - Simple Rate 36 months $0.115 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 36 36 months $0.116 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 36 36 months $0.116 / kWh
Direct Energy TX - Live Brighter 36 36 months $0.117 / kWh
Payless Power - SmarTricity Premier 12 - Prepaid Plan 12 months $0.124 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Simple Power 12 12 months $0.156 / kWh

TNMP serves as the TDSP for Dickinson, Lewisville, Stephenville and more.

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 3/30/2020, 1:32:47 PM CT for ZIP Code 77539. 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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