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Choosing a Deregulated Energy Plan in Texas with SaveOnEnergy

Since 2002, more than 5.6 million Texans have exercised their power to choose with a deregulated energy plan. SaveOnEnergy.com, the largest online energy marketplace in the country, helps Texans in Dallas, Houston, Fort-Worth and more cities to shop for competitive energy rates from the nation's top retail electric providers (REPs).

With variable- and fixed-rate plans, prepaid plans and green energy options, SaveOnEnergy.com is sure to have a plan that fits your budget and energy needs. We prepared this guide to choosing an energy provider in Texas to help you find a great electricity rate and understand the deregulated energy landscape.

  1. Not sure which plan is right for you? Call the number above to speak to one of our energy experts!

  2. Ready to shop for rates in your area? Enter your Zip code above to get started!

  3. Looking for help to learn about choosing the best plan for you? Read on for more information!

Energy landscape players – Utilities & Suppliers

Texas utility companies are also known as Transmission and Delivery Service Providers (TDSPs) or Transmission & Distribution Utilities (TDUs). Your area’s utility company is responsible for:

  1. Delivering and maintaining your home/business’s power
  2. Responding to and restoring power outages
  3. Monitoring and reading electricity meters
  4. Maintaining area street lights and power lines

TDU or TDSP fees can be found on your plan’s Electricity Facts Label (EFL) and on your electricity bill – these charges are determined by your local utility and are independent of your supplier rate.

Texas energy suppliers are often referred to as retail energy providers (REPs). These companies buy wholesale energy and sell it to electricity customers in deregulated energy areas across Texas. If you live in one of the deregulated cities listed at the bottom of this page, you must purchase an energy plan from a retail energy provider.

When you shop for an electricity plan in the SaveOnEnergy.com marketplace, suppliers compete for your business by offering low electricity rates and customer incentives, such as rewards programs, green energy sourcing or discounted home services. (If you’re not sure which provider to choose, use this list to compare your options or call the number at the top of the page to speak to one of our SaveOnEnergy.com experts today.)

Types of Energy Rates in Texas

Different electric plans offer different benefits depending what type of energy consumer you are. Energy rates in Texas vary among REPs, but some options to look forward to as far as supply rate types include:

Supply Rate Description
Fixed Fixed-rate supply plans offer consumers a secured rate per kilowatt-hour (kWh) throughout a contract period.
Variable Variable-rate supply plans do not offer a secured rate, which means price per kWh may vary each month.
Indexed Indexed-rate supply plans are similar to variable-rate plans, except an indexed plan is tied to the price of a public commodity.
Prepaid Prepaid supply plans do not require a credit check and allow consumers to pay for energy in advance.
Green Green, or renewable, supply plans allow consumers to offset up to 100 percent of their household or business’ carbon emissions from the building's electricity consumption.

Shopping for electricity rate savings

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Start saving. Texas residents can switch to a new deregulated electricity plan in as little as 5 days from sign-up. So, all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your retail energy choice!

  • Save more by being energy smart. Smart energy tactics can help to significantly reduce your electricity bill. Installing LED bulbs, smart power strips and dimmer switches will help your wallet and the environment! You can also use a home energy audit to find more ways to save.

Ready to shop rates in your area? Enter your ZIP code above to get started.

Understanding energy usage, setup and billing

A few things to remember

  • 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 and maintain your home electricity and all related equipment including meters, power lines, etc. Your utility fees can be found as TDU or TDSP charges on your monthly bill – they are independent of your supplier rate.

Electric rates in Texas

Do you want to know what to expect to pay for your energy? We have been tracking energy rates in Texas over time and across different geographies and utilities. Take a look!

CenterPoint Energy Electricity Rates for Houston and Surrounding Areas

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Frontier Utilities - Straight Power 12 12 months $0.078 / kWh
4Change Energy - Budget Saver 12 12 months $0.079 / kWh
Constellation Energy - 12 Month Flat Tier Product 12 months $0.089 / kWh
Cirro Energy - Smart Value 12 Online 12 months $0.105 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Deal 12 12 months $0.109 / kWh
Discount Power - Discount Power Wise Buy 12 12 months $0.109 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Silver Eagle 12 12 months $0.11 / kWh
Just Energy TX - Simple Rate 36 months $0.11 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 24 24 months $0.114 / kWh
Direct Energy TX - Live Brighter 36 36 months $0.115 / kWh

CenterPoint Energy serves as the TDSP, the utility that delivers electricity and maintains lines and other equipment, for Houston, Cypress, Pasadena and more.

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 6/25/2019, 8:44:13 AM 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 $0.071 / kWh
Frontier Utilities - Straight Power 12 12 months $0.073 / kWh
Constellation Energy - 12 Month Flat Tier Product 12 months $0.083 / kWh
Cirro Energy - Smart Value 12 Online 12 months $0.094 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Deal 12 12 months $0.099 / kWh
Discount Power - Discount Power Wise Buy 12 12 months $0.1 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 36 36 months $0.101 / kWh
Just Energy TX - Simple Rate 36 months $0.101 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 24 24 months $0.103 / kWh
Direct Energy TX - Live Brighter 36 36 months $0.104 / kWh

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

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 6/25/2019, 8:44:13 AM 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 Electric Rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Frontier Utilities - Straight Power 12 12 months $0.078 / kWh
4Change Energy - Budget Saver 12 12 months $0.089 / kWh
Cirro Energy - Smart Value 12 Online 12 months $0.108 / kWh
Constellation Energy - 30 Month Usage Bill Credit Includes Starter Package 30 months $0.108 / kWh
TXU Energy - Smart Deal 12 12 months $0.109 / kWh
Discount Power - Discount Power Wise Buy 12 12 months $0.114 / kWh
First Choice Power - You Got This 24 24 months $0.115 / kWh
TriEagle Energy - Green Eagle 36 36 months $0.115 / kWh
Direct Energy TX - Live Brighter 36 36 months $0.116 / kWh
Just Energy TX - Simple Rate 36 months $0.117 / kWh

AEP Texas serves as the TDSP for Corpus Christi, Abilene, Victoria and more.

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 6/25/2019, 8:44:13 AM CT for ZIP Code 78415. 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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